Posting: Associate Dean of The Graduate School

The Graduate School seeks applications for an Associate Dean. This management-exempt, 12-month position reports to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School (50% Graduate School, 50% home department), and the appointment is expected to begin on or around 1 July 2022. The Associate Dean will receive an adjustment to their current base salary to reflect additional time and responsibilities associated with the position. The appointment may also include an additional administrative supplement.

The successful candidate will be a tenured faculty member at the University of Connecticut and member of the Graduate Faculty with a strong record of scholarly or creative achievement, a broad perspective on university affairs, excellent communication skills, a demonstrated ability to lead in an academic setting, and demonstrated experience with graduate education. The Associate Dean will work with the Vice Provost and Dean, the Associate Dean of The Graduate School at the Health Center, and the Assistant Dean of The Graduate School to develop and implement long-term strategic plans for The Graduate School. The Associate Dean will also play a crucial role in developing Graduate School policies and procedures. Specific duties will include:

  • Collaborating with the Vice Provost and Dean and the Assistant Dean to develop programs that support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars,
  • Providing advice to departments and programs seeking to develop new graduate programs or to make changes to existing programs,
  • Overseeing review of proposals for creation or modification of graduate degree and certificate programs,
  • Collaborating with relevant University offices to evaluate proposals for new revenue-generating graduate degree or certificate programs,
  • Participating in decisions that affect the grades and academic standing of graduate students,
  • Acting as a hearing officer for cases of academic misconduct, academic dismissal, and for cases arising from the Graduate School complaint procedure,
  • Facilitating the work of the Graduate Faculty Council and its Executive Committee,
  • Maintaining the Bylaws of The Graduate School and the Bylaws of the Graduate Faculty Council and recommending changes to them as necessary,
  • Coordinating updates to the Graduate Catalog,
  • Representing The Graduate School on various university committees, and
  • Advising the Dean of The Graduate School on policies (including admissions, time to degree requirements, contractual relations with graduate assistants, etc.) and performing other duties as needed.

Minimum qualifications

  • Tenured faculty appointment (Associate Professor or Professor) at the University of Connecticut
  • Demonstrated experience with advising or mentoring graduate students
  • Strong record of scholarly or creative achievement
  • Demonstrated record of service at the school, college, or university level, e.g., service on school/college or university committees
  • Demonstrated record of leadership, e.g., leadership of departmental, school/college, or university committees; leadership in a relevant professional society

 Preferred qualifications

  • Appointment as Full Professor
  • Evidence that several advisees have completed graduate degrees and moved into successful careers
  • At least 2-3 years of experience as a Director of Graduate Studies or the equivalent
  • At least 2-3 years of administrative experience


This is a 50% appointment for 12 months/year, with an expected duration of five years. The university offers a full range of health/retirement benefits and tuition waivers. Compensation for this position will consist of an administrative supplement to current base salary. The size of the supplement is expected to be between $25,000 to $60,000 depending on the specific characteristics of the current appointment. The tentative start date is 1 July 2022.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Applications should be submitted electronically by 21 March 2022, to Martha Marroni ( with the subject line “Associate Dean Application.” Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document and contain the following: a curriculum vita, a letter of interest (including a brief summary of relevant experience and a vision for graduate education), and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Post Updated: February 28, 2022