Chief Academic Administration Officer (Academic Dean)
Reports to President
Direct Reports: Chairs of Academic Departments, Director of Academic Information Systems, Registrar, Librarian
The Academic Dean is charged with leading faculty and students within an unconventional academic environment which strives to integrate high academic standards, demonstrated professional skills, and spiritual cultivation through meditation. The Academic Dean is responsible for all academic administrative operations of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, including academic programs, academic policy, student services and student success, and faculty evaluation & development.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate and at least five years experience in academic administration in a college or university, including experience in faculty development, program development, accreditation, assessment and evaluation. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and comfort with the Buddhist and Korean heritage of the Institute.
Reporting to the President, the Chief Academic Administrative Officer serves as the staff liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The CAAO is responsible for all academic administrative operations of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, including academic programs, academic policy, and faculty evaluation & development.
- Evaluates academic progress implementing the strategic plan
- Oversees maintenance of accreditation status and preparation for Middle States Accreditation report in 2013
- Attends meetings of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board
- Works with faculty governance structure while attending the meetings of the Faculty Council Working Group
- Recruits, hires, and manages faculty in conjunction with academic department chairs
- Communicates with students regarding their academic learning and professional preparation
- Evaluates faculty performance (in the case of adjunct faculty, evaluates performance in cooperation with department chairs)
- Evaluates academic department chairs and administrative staff.
- Oversees departmental budgets
- Reviews Student Learning Assessment (including mid-term, end of semester and final grades)
- Performs periodic program reviews
- Reviews academic manuals including the academic calendar.
- To formulate, clarify, and revise, if necessary, the educational policies of the Institute after consultation with the Faculty Council and the Institute community
- To administer the academic policies which have been established by the Board of Trustees, with the coordination of the Faculty Council and other segments of the Institute. More specifically, the CAAO is charged with arranging and controlling the academic calendar, receiving the academic budgets of departments and faculty, and supervising the preparation of the catalog, and other academic publications of the Institute.
- To coordinate the faculty evaluation process for yearly evaluations including: collection of student forms, collection of peer reviews, and compilation of a written summary report of the results
- To evaluate faculty performance in the areas of scholarship and Institute governance on a yearly basis
- To act as a member of the Promotion Review Committee and to coordinate the promotion review process, including collecting yearly evaluations, distributing and collecting student evaluations, notifying professors of, and participating in, committee decisions
- To orchestrate ongoing program evaluation procedures
- To have the ultimate direction of services which are auxiliary and which are common to the programs of individual departments, and to coordinate the work of the Library with the educational efforts of the Institute
- To be charged by the President to chair the various committees related to academic and student affairs
- To formulate and administer policies governing non-academic student life matters and develop and coordinate programs to meet student welfare needs including the affairs related to foreign students
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS NEEDED Prior educational administration experience; higher education teaching experience; knowledge of current educational evaluation tools; knowledge of accreditation standards; experience with learning and teaching assessment strategies
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a c.v to via email to: SearchAD@woninstitute.edu.
Full time Acupuncture Faculty (with TCM and/or TKM expertise)
Reports to Acupuncture Department Chair
Starting Date: July 1, 2012
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies in Glenside, Pennsylvania is seeking a highly qualified Acupuncture and Oriental Medical practitioner to join our full time faculty. The ideal candidate will possess teaching and clinical expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other TCM protocols. Additionally, a background in Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) is desirable.
The Mission of our Acupuncture Studies Master Degree Program is to educate students to become qualified acupuncture practitioners who are grounded in a holistic model of healing that includes the ability to diagnose and treat patients using diverse acupuncture techniques and traditions, integrated with compassion, spiritual awareness, and an understanding of meditation techniques. These diverse traditions include Five Element, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Korean Medicine, and recently the addition of a certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
The Won Institute is a multi-cultural institution with additional Master Degrees in Won Buddhist Studies and Applied Meditation Studies. Focus on the student’s personal development and the inclusion of non-denominational sitting and moving meditation within the curriculum are key components of all programs.
Qualification and Skills:
• Master or Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
• Expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
• Background in Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) desirable
• Familiarity with Five Element Acupuncture Tradition
• Current Pennsylvania License in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (L.OM.) or license-eligible if relocating from another state
• NCCAOM certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and of Chinese Herbology
• At least three years of teaching experience in an Acupuncture and Oriental Medical College preferred
• At least five years professional experience as an Acupuncture and Oriental Medical Practitioner
• ACAOM accreditation experience desirable
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with both the student and academic administrative population
• Ease with verbal, written, and technological communications
• Computer and online technology skills
• Dedication and commitment to the values of higher education and learning
• Serve as TCM/TKM classroom instructor and Clinic Supervisor as needed
• Serve as instructor, mentor, and advisor to students in the Master of Acupuncture program
• Serve as liaison to the students and faculty of the Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate program
• Regularly participate in scholarly/research activity, publication, continuing education, professional development and lifelong learning
• Maintain clinical practice hours in Faculty Clinic
• Participate in ongoing assessment and accreditation activities
• Engage in administrative duties in collaboration with other faculty members, the Acupuncture Chair, the Clinic Director, the Academic Dean, and other administrators
• Participate in community Institute events and recruitment activities
• Engage in faculty-related service work
To Apply, please send cover letter, CV and salary requirements by May 15, 2012 to:
Lynn Mitchell, Acting Acupuncture Chair
Won Institute of Graduate Studies
137 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies admits students of any race, color,religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,military status, veteran’s status, or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs,and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin,age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veterans status,or disability in administration of its educational policies, admission policies,employment policies, scholarship or loan programs, and other education related programs administered by the Institute. The Affirmative Action policy of the Won Institute is that all educational,admission and employment practices reflect the statements in the Policy of Non-Discrimination.