FYI and for interested colleagues Sylvia Mioduski, Director University Learning Center University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 [log in to unmask] ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 10:05:27 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Hager <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Position announcement When I sent through my bio. statement, I appended an announcement about a new position at Berea College. Since some of you may be, like me, inundated with local email as well as netserve stuff, I thought you might open this one. This position will begin upon my retirement July 1, 1997. BEREA COLLEGE -- NEW POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Associate Dean for Student Academic Services Berea College invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Student Academic Services. Berea College is a four-year institution devoted to undergraduate education rooted in the liberal arts. The College's mission includes special commitments to students of limited economic means and high ability, the Appalachian region, interracial and intercultural education, and the development of perspectives and values deeply informed by the Christian faith. A full tuition scholarship for each student and a work program in which all students participate have long been distinctive features of Berea College. Though many students are the first in their families to attend college, Berea ranks among the leading colleges in the South in the percentage of graduates who earn Ph. D. degrees. The College is located 40 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky in the town of Berea (pop. 10,000). Under the direction of the Academic Vice President and Provost, the Associate Dean's responsibilities will include: ù planning and administering the academic advising program ù collaborating with faculty, academic and student life administrators, staff and students in planning and administering effective programs for orientation, retention, and early warning intervention with special focus on the first year experience ù helping to coordinate programs for advising, career development, placement, and internships ù coordinating processes related to the evaluation of student academic progress ù providing administrative support for independent studies, independent majors, and student exchanges ù providing advising for students in academic difficulty ù teaching at least one course per year ù coordinating the application, selection and recognition of students for internal academic awards and prizes and for external domestic scholarship and fellowship opportunities, e.g., Truman and Goldwater ù collaborating with faculty, administrators and staff in pursuit of opportunities for extending the learning environment beyond the classroom to the residence hall, the labor assignment, and all campus offices and programs that touch the lives of students Preferred qualifications for the position include: ù an earned doctorate ù successful teaching and advising experience as a faculty member in a small residential college with liberal arts foundation and outlook ù 3-5 years administrative experience in and knowledge of areas related to advising and retention ù strong skills in oral and written communication, counseling and advising ù leadership style that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and builds consensus ù knowledge of and experience with computer based management of student records ù ability to lead in shaping and implementing effective support programs for student learning Applicants should send a letter describing interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, transcripts and at least three letters of reference to Susan Vaughn, Office the Academic Vice President and Provost, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404. Review of applications will begin by January 27 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date is July 1, l997. In keeping with the College's emphasis on the dignity and worth of all persons, Berea encourages applications from women and members of minority groups. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.