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Assistant Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Education

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
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Position Summary:

The Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts & Education serves as a senior leader officer within the College of Liberal Arts & Education. This role is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations and strategic direction under guidance of the Dean of LAE.

The overall responsibility of the Assistant Dean is to work with the dean’s office team in providing leadership for college faculty/staff affairs including the duties listed below. In this regard, this individual will be highly engaged in working with the Dean, the Associate Dean(s), College Council, Academic Affairs, college academic units, and other relevant university bodies in facilitating the development, revision, and implementation of policies, procedures, and other activities related to faculty/staff affairs. 

The Assistant Dean will be responsible for facility management, grants and contracts, budgetary and fiscal management, personnel administration and liaison to human resources. The Assistant Dean supports the Dean, the Associate Dean, the faculty and staff of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. 

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefit & paid leave eligible position with salary range of $68,800 - 85,000 commensurate with experience. 


  • Establishes priorities that align with the strategic directives of the assigned school or college and ensures units effectively carry out duties in a way that best supports the academic mission of the university
  • Monitors compliance with laws, regulations, university policies, procedures, and relevant contractual obligations
  • Advises and collaborates with the Dean, Associate Dean, and/or Office of the Provost on critical issues, representing the functional area of supervision at appropriate meetings and events as requested; serves on and/or leads various program and/or university committees as directed
  • Supports special initiatives and/or grant-funded programs that require senior leadership attention with respect to program design, planning, coordination, and interaction with internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitates collegial, collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, partners with administrative and academic departments to support initiatives, and gathers input from key stakeholders to support recommendations
  • Serves on various university review committees, working with a wide range of constituencies including the Faculty Senate, Deans and Associate Deans, General Counsel, and University Leadership

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Master’s Degree from accredited institution in business, administration, or related field
  • 2-3 years of related, progressively-responsible administrative experience
  • Experience preparing budgets, modeling, forecasting and financial planning, and ability to develop and implement such systems
  • Leadership experience in forms of supervisory, project, or team based
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and oral, as well as strong discretion and judgment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and articulate policies and decisions clearly to all levels of staff
  • Ability to build, manage, and maintain a collaborative and team-based work environment
  • Proven ability to function effectively in an evolving and high-performance environment.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The College of Liberal Arts and Education at University of Wisconsin-Platteville cultivates in students both knowledge and an awareness of the complexities of nature and human culture. At the same time, liberal studies provide the intellectual skills needed to assure flexibility and a capacity for self-education. Such abilities have an increasingly greater value in a world where change is constant, where no career or profession remains static, and where most people will make several major vocational changes in their lifetimes.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: Thursday, May 5th for full consideration.  Position will be posted until filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Travis Nelson, Department Chair for Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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