The Associate Dean for Student Affairs leads the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine team that is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment, ensuring that all students reach their educational, career, and personal goals. The Associate Dean will work with the College community and the student body to advance the pursuit of academic excellence balanced with wellness, equity, and inclusivity to enhance the student experience. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Associate Dean will provide leadership in the development, implementation and continuous evaluation of a comprehensive, evidence-based student affairs program, including recruitment, holistic admissions, student services, student advising and mentorship, student development, career development and wellness initiatives. The Associate Dean for Student Affairs will work in close collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs and the Associate Dean for Clinical Relations and Outreach to create a supportive educational environment that engages students and faculty. They will also work closely with the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion to enhance diversity, equity initiatives and inclusivity among students, in part by working to recruit and retain a richly diverse student body. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean.
The UA-CVM is in its inaugural year, and as a new college, provides individuals the rare opportunity to be a member of the founding team and to help establish the culture and processes of the College. The Mission of the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine is to develop day-one, career ready veterinarians that will be innovative, adaptive learners and disruptive problem-solvers who will lead meaningful lives and serve society in the 4th industrial revolution economy. These goals will be accomplished through evidence-based excellence in teaching and learning, and engagement with world-class researchers solving society’s challenges.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs will:
• Create a vision and strategy to support the College’s commitment to being a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment
• Implement evidence-based initiatives to successfully recruit and retain students
• Be a part of developing a learning environment to support wellness, resilience and professional competency.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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