Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning
Johns Hopkins University
United States


Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Requisition #: A-72238-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Whiting School of Engineering

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: Open until filled

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General Description
The Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) seeks an inaugural Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning (ADLLL) to steward its growing non-degree online and on-site continuing education programs in order to expand access to education, and serve the needs of a changing workforce across the nation and beyond.

Reporting directly to the Vice Dean of Graduate Education this position is an integral part of the School's leadership team, the ADLLL will lead, envision, and communicate the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of a vision and strategy for online and continuing non-degree education across the Whiting School in alignment with the School's strategic goals and priorities.

Working closely with the Dean's Executive Council, Departmental Heads/Chairs as well as with community groups and industry leaders, the ADLLL will develop and expand coordinated online and continuing non-degree programs targeting all level of learners in seeking non-credit executive education.

The Whiting School seeks a proven academic leader of the highest integrity with a track record of innovation and entrepreneurship and a commitment to collaboration. The ideal candidate will have a strategic, forward-thinking orientation; an educational philosophy that embraces students of all backgrounds, including the engagement of diverse students; a thorough understanding and evidence of innovative and effective practices; and related experience in innovative educational delivery and online and continuing education.

The Whiting School is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through innovative research; the education of future citizens, professionals, and leaders; and scholarly and creative pursuits. The Whiting School has a longstanding history of providing education to the local and regional communities. Its pursuit of excellence, exceptional faculty, and commitment to world-class research has elevated a strong regional reputation to national prominence, attracting and developing the best and brightest faculty from across the country and throughout the world.

Primary responsibilities:

  • This position will provide primary oversight of all WSE non-degree/non-credit educational programs
  • This position will work closely with the Vice Dean of Graduate Education and the Associate Dean of Engineering for Professionals master's degree programs to develop strategies and plans for expanding the offerings at the Whiting School
  • Assists with discovery, planning and implementation of new non-degree programs, working closely with on-campus and industry partners
  • This position will monitor the progress of such programs and manage relationships with 3rd party vendors as needed
  • Assists with the establishment of program budgets for all programs
  • Assists with onboarding new faculty for these programs as appropriate
  • Handle other appropriate matters as assigned by the WSE Executive Leadership Council.

The required/preferred qualifications are as follows:

  • MS or PhD degree, Doctorate Degree preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with MOOC education platforms
  • Experience working with executive management in an executive-level office
  • Experience working in an institution of higher education preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise discretion and mature judgment and manage multiple priorities at once
  • Strong organizational, collaboration and management skills, including planning, project management and supervisory skills

Application Instructions
Applications from qualified candidates are only being accepted online via Interfolio. To apply, please submit a cover letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references -- including name, title, employer, email address, and phone number.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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