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Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Dean's Office


Fairfield University

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Position Description

The College of Arts and Sciences Assistant Deans provide an essential role in the Dean's office by assisting the Dean with front line support in the management of all undergraduate student related matters. This work includes implementing all academic policies and procedures and working closely with the students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative manner grounded in the Jesuit mission.


The College is looking forward to inviting a dynamic and student centered professional to join the office as the secondary Assistant Dean primarily responsible for but not limited to:

  • Co-Coordinating and managing undergraduate student advising
  • Managing data, analysis, advising and interfacing with faculty, parents and university staff for all students on academic probation
  • Completion of degree audits
  • Coordinating with Assistant Dean and Director of Enrollment Management related to course enrollments
  • Representing the College on administrative committees and university initiatives
  • Providing assistance to the Dean and Associate Deans on strategic planning initiatives
  • Participating in the development of the College of Arts and Sciences

Application Information

Institution Information

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, all schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values.

Additional Information

Please note this is a non-tenure track position with the option of a delayed start date of January 1, 2018.

Contact Information

Andrea Martinez:


Required Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree is required.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in an academic environment is required, including student advisement and project management responsibilities.
  • Computer literacy and data management skills are required, as well as demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills, ability to work effectively with faculty and students, and an understanding of and commitment to the goals of liberal arts education.
  • Strong quantitative skills for collecting and analyzing data related to student academic performance, curricular and enrollment patterns, and advising appointments and their outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred fields include counseling, social work, education, and related fields