Georgia State University

Program ID:GSU-ASSOCDEAN [#19085, 21-102]
Program Title: Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs
Program Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30302, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Management / Business Analysis, Communication, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/02, finished 2022/02/03, listed until 2022/02/02)

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

A member of the Dean’s Leadership Council, the Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs oversees the overall management of the portfolio of the graduate and executive education program portfolio at Robinson and has specific responsibility to ensure our disciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate degree and non-degree executive education programs are consistent with the goals of our strategic plan, and ensures the efficient delivery of these programs. The Associate Graduate and Executive Programs reports to the Dean of the Robinson College of Business.

Major responsibilities are to work with the director of Graduate Recruiting and Student Services to improve the effectiveness of graduate student recruiting, work with the director of Graduate Student Experiences to ensure the development of high value co-curricular experiences for students in coordination with the graduate faculty directors, to partner with the Assistant Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Career Advancement to maximize the placement opportunities for graduates of our programs.

Working with the graduate faculty directors and with the Graduate Program Council, the associate dean drives the successful adoption of new teaching technology, the delivery of relevant curricula aligned with the major themes consistent with the strategic trajectory of the college, the assessment of learning outcomes, and improving the attractiveness of graduates to employers.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategic: The Associate Dean Graduate and Executive Programs: • STUDENT-CENTRIC PROGRAM DESIGN: Promote a student-centric approach to the design of our academic programs. Partnering with the senior leadership of the college, internal stakeholders (faculty members, directors, academic advisors, student experience directors, etc.) and external stakeholders (alumni, advisory board members, human resource and chief learning officers of employers, etc.) to help identify the learning objectives and the student experiences that are relevant to academic and career success. Share findings with broader constituencies and translate them into action. Be able to make pragmatic design decisions that balance the competing needs of students. • STUDENT EXPERIENCES: Design, develop and implement creative student learning experiences that focus on experimentation, innovation, real world immersive projects, and more generally, experiences that enable students to realize their creative potential and deliver on Robinson’s brand promise. • DIGITAL PEDAGOGY: Facilitate faculty adoption of technology solutions for teaching and learning that are consistent with leading-edge practice. Work with College and GSU IT to secure and successfully integrate technology platforms that deliver best-in-class digital experiences to students and other stakeholders. • MEASURE IMPACT: Work with program governance bodies, marketing leadership and with career advancement professionals to ensure that program content, format, pedagogy and other design parameters are consistent with best practice and are continuously evaluated and improved. • PROGRAM PROMOTION: Partner with the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer to effectively market the college’s various programs and activities, and to build our brand presence and awareness. Support Robinson’s web and social media strategy to assure it provides an engaging, interactive, and meaningful source for information.

Managerial: Working with relevant faculty, program directors, and department chairs, the Associate Dean • In partnership with faculty directors, ensure success in all AACSB, SACS, and USG reporting and accreditation efforts associated with academic programs with primary responsibility for assurance of learning processes, including maintenance of a description of curricular endpoint competencies and abilities and a file of current descriptions of the learning objectives and course syllabi of each course; • Ensures the official catalog for Robinson’s graduate and certificate programs is maintained and up-to-date; • Together with faculty directors and/or department chairs, review the teaching assignments of faculty members to assess whether the assignments are aligned to the mission and goals of the college; • Works closely with faculty directors and the professional staff supporting program delivery to ensure college and university targets for enrollment, graduation rate, degrees conferred, and student quality, etc. are met; • Represents the dean in all grade appeal and academic dishonesty appeal reviews.

The following resources report directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs: Assistant Dean for Professional and Flexible MBA Programs; Director of the Executive MBA Program; Graduate Recruiting and Student Services; Executive Education; and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership. The Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs has dotted line relationships with all graduate faculty directors for the specialized master’s programs.

Representational: Serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Dean’s Leadership Team. Serves or appoints an appropriate designee as ex-officio member of the Graduate Program Council. The Associate Dean will represent the college at appropriate university-level committees as necessary.

Appointment The Associate Dean of Academic Graduate and Executive Programs is a faculty position. Subject to negotiation, it is likely the successful candidate will serve in the role full-time although some candidates may continue to engage in teaching or research. The Associate Dean will hold a tenure track appointment at least at the rank of Associate Professor. Exceptional candidates with alternative credentials will be considered.

Requirements The ideal candidate will possess or be able to demonstrate the following attributes: • Exceptional record of overseeing the development and implementation of progressive educational experiences and managing the development and delivery of in-person and virtual learning programs that have consistently met or exceeded planned objectives, providing personal leadership through example. • Proven ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels. • Demonstrated ability to assess student needs using a variety of methods including direct observation, assessment of learning reports, surveys, interviews, and focus groups. • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results-driven, team-oriented environment. • Experience in instructional design, corporate learning environments, and user experience is valued, as is an MS, MBA, or terminal degree.

Further information and application procedure

Georgia State University is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. With more than 8,000 students and more than 200 faculty members, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest and most diverse business schools in the country. The successful applicant will join a college consisting of faculty and staff who are committed to innovative programs; diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence; and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Further information about the RCB is online at Applicants wishing to apply should register with (the registration is free) and upload their curriculum vita and letter of interest. Applicants are required to submit their materials via the online system. For any questions related to the position, please contact the search committee chair Professor Richard Baskerville (

Review of applications will begin immediately and applicants will be reviewed until the position is filled. The positions is contingent on University budget approval.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and accommodates individuals with disabilities. All applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. An offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background report.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
PO Box 3989
Atlanta, GA 30302-3989