Assistant Dean of the College

1 month ago(12/21/2017 2:49 PM)
Dean of College
Academic Administration
Full-Time / Part-Time


The Assistant Dean of the College manages Athletic-Academic Affairs and works closely with the Deputy Dean of the College in supporting the Freshman Seminars Program.


As the liaison between Athletics, faculty, administrators, and students, the Assistant Dean works to maintain a quality educational experience for varsity student-athletes and represents the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) in all matters of University policy and curriculum relating to students involved in a varsity athletic program at Princeton. The Assistant Dean advises on matters at the intersection of academics and athletics, and provides auxiliary academic advising to student-athletes in close collaboration with the residential college advising staff, which has primary responsibility for the academic progress of all Princeton students.


This role also supports the day-to-day management of the Freshman Seminars Program, a flagship program designed to provide first-year students with an early opportunity to experience the excitement of working closely with a professor and a small group of fellow students on a topic of special interest. Occasionally, the Assistant Dean leads special projects designed to enhance the undergraduate academic experience of student-athletes.


Liaison for Athletic-Academic Affairs:

  • Oversee policy and programmatic issues at the intersection of athletics and academics (e.g., freshman orientation, co-curricular activities, and missed class time related to varsity-athletic competition.)
  • Serve as liaison between Athletics, ODOC, the residential college deans, the directors of studies, and the directors of student life.
  • Provide guidance to students, faculty members, and administrators regarding a variety of matters related to the academic lives of student-athletes.
  • Meet one-on-one with coaches to review academic performance of student-athletes; assist coaches by meeting with recruited student-athletes and their families as time permits.
  • Work with Athletics and the Registrar’s Office on matters related to student-athlete eligibility.
  • Advise the Deputy Dean of the College and FAR on matters related to the intersection of academics and athletics at Princeton.
  • Staff the Faculty Advisory Committee on Athletics, helping to set the meeting agendas, prepare relevant documents, recommend members, and other duties as needed.

Student-Athlete Advising:

As part of the advising team, exercise appropriate independent judgment and foster strong collaborative relationships with residential college deans, directors of studies, and directors of student life.

  • Provide auxiliary advising on issues related to:
    • Scheduling and time management
    • Challenges involving faculty
    • Course struggles
    • Course load concerns
    • Travel matters for varsity competition
    • National team and/or the Olympics
    • Summer plans
    • Eligibility
    • Studying abroad
    • Injuries 

Athletic Fellows Program: 

  • Collaborate with ODOC and Athletics to shape the roles of academic-athletic fellows.
  • Recruit and welcome new faculty to the Academic-Athletic Fellows Program.
  • Facilitate annual academic roundtables bringing teams and their fellows together for discussion on academic resources and time management.
  • Assist coaches in organizing team and fellows events when appropriate


Freshman Seminars Program:

  • Support all aspects of the program in consultation with the Deputy Dean of the College.
  • Seek, organize, review, and select seminar proposals.
  • Oversee and improve evaluation of freshman seminars.



  • Master’s Degree
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with faculty members, administrators, students, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Readiness to embrace new challenges and opportunities for professional growth


  • Ph.D. in a field taught at Princeton
  • Five years or more experience working in an academic environment preferably in higher education
  • Five years or more experience in a student advisory role
  • Administrative experience at Princeton University preferred, especially working in an academic context



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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