Associate Dean, Academic Advising

Requisition # 2020-11596
Date Posted 2 weeks ago(3/16/2020 8:08 AM)
Office of the Dean of College
Academic Administration
Full-Time / Part-Time


The Associate Dean for Academic Advising reports to the Senior Associate Dean, who oversees academic advising, academic standing, and the residential college program.   The Associate Dean will support all aspects of this portfolio and take the lead in designing, managing, and evaluating a broad array of advising programs intended to support undergraduates throughout their Princeton career, from matriculation through graduation.  This work is centered in the residential college program, but depends on effective collaboration across programmatic, department, and unit boundaries.


For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 6, 2020. Position will be open until filled. 


The Associate Dean oversees academic advising based in the residential colleges, coordinating the work of the directors of studies to create innovative faculty and peer advising programs and to develop best practices that encourage all undergraduates to access resources that support their academic success.   This work will require close collaboration with many campus partners, including Programs for Access and Inclusion, the Princeton Writing Program, Athletics Advising, the Center for Career Development, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as the Office of the Registrar and academic departments.   The Associate Dean will also coordinate academic prizes and fellowships awarded through the residential colleges, including the Shapiro and Dale awards.


The Associate Dean will be responsible for recruiting faculty academic advisers, creating inclusive advising training for faculty and student leadership, and for evaluating these programs.  In close collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean, the Associate Dean will also provide guidance to academic department Directors of Undergraduate Studies and will develop innovative support structures for independent work advising.


The Associate Dean will develop models for yearly assessment of advising programs and will be expected to produce an annual report.


The Associate Dean will review, revise, and enhance all publications related to academic advising, all electronic advising systems tools, and all communications to incoming students and families regarding academic orientation, including the Path to Princeton portal.  The Associate Dean will also coordinate the academic aspects of first-year orientation.


As needed, the Associate Dean will take on special projects and staff ad hoc committees. 


Essential Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. degree
  • An understanding of and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts curriculum
  • Five years of teaching/academic advising experience in a college or university setting
  • Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated and consistent good judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects from conception to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Appetite for change and readiness to embrace new challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact effectively with students, faculty, and other administrators
  • High personal and professional standards representative of Princeton’s commitment to excellence


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in a subject taught at Princeton University
  • Familiarity with Princeton’s curriculum and advising structures


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 080

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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