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Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative leader to serve as Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA).

UMBC has been ranked first among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in the
“Up-and-Coming Schools” category for six consecutive years. UMBC is a vibrant public doctoral research university and a member of the University System of Maryland. UMBC serves more than 11,000 undergraduates and close to 3,000 graduate students. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. For more information on UMBC see http://www.umbc.edu.


The Opportunity

UMBC seeks a Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs who will champion students’ needs and issues and embrace the following priorities to enhance the undergraduate experience:

Assess Current Programs and Drive Change. As an Honors University, UMBC has invested in a team and resources to conduct assessments, collect data, and provide results. The VP/Dean will be expected to couple direct qualitative student feedback with these evaluation outcomes to measure the quality of student learning and programs, pose relevant questions that can be answered with qualitative and quantitative data, and employ the results to inform decisions and drive innovation and change. The VP/Dean will also be expected to identify best practices that can be implemented across campus to ensure the greatest positive impact on student success.

Build Connections through Collaborative Leadership. The VP/Dean will continue efforts to improve and expand the connections among the programs and units within UAA, as well as across UMBC. The VP/Dean will need to represent UAA effectively as its leader and champion the work done by the Division, while working collaboratively and transparently within UAA and with faculty, undergraduate program directors, other deans, and key administrators to provide programs and implement practices which foster undergraduate student success.

Contribute to UMBC’s Culture of Innovation. UMBC is recognized for its innovation in undergraduate education, and wishes to continue its tradition of supporting, expanding, and developing innovative programs. The VP/Dean should be conversant with national best practices and should seek to grow and develop new and innovative programs/initiatives that support undergraduate education, achievement, and an honors experience for all students.

Identify and Develop Resources. The VP/Dean will be expected to steward existing relationships and identify and cultivate connections with those who believe in UAA’s mission. Additional resources will provide the means for UAA to try new initiatives that will allow UMBC to remain one of the most innovative universities in undergraduate education.

Foster a Cooperative and Collegial Culture. UAA contains a unique group of programs and units, all sharing the goal of undergraduate student success. The next VP/Dean should continue to build an inclusive culture, encouraging interaction and collegiality among the Division.