The University of Utah Asia Campus located in South Korea is an extended campus of the University of Utah. The UAC is in its 5th year of operation and has experienced tremendous growth and development since inception. We are seeking a dynamic and engaging leader to serve as the next Chief Administrative Officer and Dean of Faculty to continue this upward trajectory. The CAO-DOF is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership in the overall operation of the UAC. This position is also responsible for the oversight of all UAC Faculty and will work to create a vibrant intellectual environment for student success. The UAC-DOF coordinates directly with leadership from the Salt Lake campus to ensure the continued growth and success of the UAC and more importantly maintaining a direct connection between the two campuses. The CAO-DOF partners with local Korean government officials, alumni and other stakeholders to ensure sustainability of the campus, and to ensure that the UAC is compliant with all Korean laws. This position is responsible for leading the implementation of academic curriculum, providing leadership to the faculty and managing the processes through which teaching is conducted and administered at the UAC. The UAC is part of the Incheon Global Campus, strategically located 25 miles from Seoul and close to the award-winning Incheon Global Airport. Additional information regarding the UAC can be found at our website: asiacampus.utah.edu.
The CAO-DOF operates under the direction and control of the University of Utah President and reports directly to the Chair of the UAC NPO Board of Directors.
Oversee all aspects of the UAC including government relations with Korean government agencies and local community stakeholders, strategic planning and setting goals for the UAC, and preparation and management of budgets;
Promote the development of a lively intellectual environment on campus — one that invites engagement with the regional, national, and international world of higher education and contemporary issues;
Work closely with the academic departments, and the Office for Global Engagement, to contribute to and implement all matters relating to curriculum and instruction at the UAC;
Coordinate with the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the main campus to ensure that all curriculum, policies and procedures, and other academic issues are consistent with the main campus;
Develop, revise, and implement on-boarding procedures for all employees at the UAC;
Participate directly in the teaching mission of the UAC;
Identify faculty needs and coordinate with respective departments the recruitment of faculty and academic staff;
Oversee planning of future classroom needs and scheduling of classrooms for instruction and coordinate the use of material resources of the faculty;
Provide as requested, advisory recommendations to the respective departments on all academic appointments and promotion matters;
Coordinate with main campus department chairs, if requested, to evaluate faculty, assess classroom effectiveness, and correct observed deficiencies through training, counseling, or disciplinary action;
Coordinate with the University Registrar to develop, revise, and implement UAC academic policies and procedures, and insure compliance with regulatory statutes and accrediting requirements;
Perform other duties as assigned by the appropriate supervisor(s);
Develop and implement programs and services that promote student success;
Oversee the development of annual operating budgets for approval of the main campus, report periodically on actual results to budget, work closely with the UAC Finance Manager to develop cash forecasts and ensure all required governmental reporting is done on a timely basis. Maintain proper internal controls at UAC to adequately protect the assets of UAC.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to complete each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education/Experience: • Doctoral degree required; • At least five years of related experience in higher education administration, preferably at a department chair, associate dean or higher level of administration/leadership; • Strong administrative, management and leadership skills.