Position: Dean of the Graduate School and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Application Due: July 15, 2012
Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. This bold initiative rests on a philosophy of engagement and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students connection between academic subjects and the reality of life on the Great Plains, between theory and practice and between local experiences and global realities. This philosophy is grounded in an expectation that all students can learn, grow, and succeed if given the support, guidance and an engaging learning environment. Minot State University seeks individuals that will help us create a community that is pervasively focused on: student growth, learning and success; the development of students with integrity, character, and intelligence; institutional commitment to civic engagement, stewardship of its local and global place; and meaningful service for the welfare of others. Candidates interested in helping us achieve Vision 2013, are encouraged to apply for this position or contact us for more information.
Candidates for this position will have the required education and experience. A terminal degree is required. The successful candidate will have at least five years of progressively responsible experience in academic administration including a record of leadership and an understanding of university budgets. The Dean of the Graduate School and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs should also have familiarity primarily with Masters-level graduate programming but should also have some experience with PhD programming. The Dean/AVPAA should also exhibit a commitment to interdisciplinary programming. Candidates will have the proven ability to work with faculty across a variety of disciplines. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Roles and responsibilities:
The Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School will
Work with the Deans in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Health Science, and Business coordinate and manage graduate education at Minot State University.
Explore new directions for graduate studies.
Chair the Graduate Council and work with the Council to develop and implement policies and procedures that support the educational attainment of graduate students and innovation within the curriculum.
Hold final approval of graduate theses.
Oversee new interdisciplinary programs and directions.
Work with MSU’s Center for Extended Learning to develop evening and weekend programs that serve the need of adult learners.
Have direct oversight of the International and Multicultural Center, the Honors Program and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning.
Oversee the General Studies major.
Pursue interdisciplinary programing at the undergraduate level.
Be responsible for assessing academic advising for undergraduate students.
Serve as a member of MSU’s Academic Affairs Council and the Deans Council.
Carry out other duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and the names and contact information for five references. Applications can be mailed or submitted by email to the following address
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Minot State University
500 West University Drive
Minot ND 58707
Initial review of applicants will begin on July 15, 2012. The position is open until filled.
A criminal background check must be satisfied prior to employment.
Minot State University is a coeducational, state supported institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 3600 students. It is located in the city of Minot, North Dakota with a population of over 31,000. The University is organized into three colleges; Arts and Science, Business, and Education and Health Science. Minot State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.