Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

Washington D.C.
May 16, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
Full Time

The Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington DC invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. The appointment is a 12-month position.  Qualified candidates will be considered for a term faculty appointment. 


  • .  As Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Student Experience, the incumbent will have significant responsibilities:
    • Graduate Program Management: Provides leadership of graduate degree programs, develops and manages the graduate studies operational budget allocation;  measures and monitors student satisfaction and retention; in partnership with the faculty, supports the formal program review and assessment process and develops/implements related programmatic changes when indicated; represents KSB graduate programs on relevant University and college committees.
    • Student Services Leadership. Identifies and implements systems, policies, and processes that will enhance the graduate academic experience and improve service to the student body; provides oversight for graduate academic advising; interfaces regularly with key campus units.
    • Graduate Student Recruitment. Works with (and oversees) the Director of Admissions and the Director of Enrollment Management (along with their teams) to: 1) develop recruitment strategies to increase the number of graduate students enrolled in on-campus graduate programs; 2) enhance the quality of the graduate student profile; and 3) manage the graduate scholarship funds to yield enrollments.

If appointed to a term faculty position, the incumbent will have some teaching responsibilities. The administrative position of Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, however, comes with a significant teaching release to enable the Assistant Dean to provide operational and administrative leadership in the delivery of graduate programs. The administrative title, course releases, and any additional compensation are subject to periodic review for renewal based on performance and administrative need. 

Job Qualifications

Applicants must possess a MBA, other appropriate master’s or related (e.g., JD, etc.) degree and experience. Teaching at the graduate level is preferred for consideration to a faculty appointment.  At least, 8-10 years of progressively responsible work experience including previous experience managing student academic affairs in a graduate business, professional school, or other transferrable higher education environment. Proven project and budget management capabilities; ability to use technology to analyze data and facilitate decision-making. Demonstrated experience in supervising a diverse staff and ability to work as part of a team and develop productive working relationships with multiple constituencies (students, faculty, staff, and alumni).

The School

The Kogod School of Business is an exciting, entrepreneurial institution with more than 1,500 MBA, masters and undergraduate students. The Kogod School of Business offers a full-time MBA program and specialized Master programs in Accounting, Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Real estate, Sustainability Management, and Taxation.  It also offers an online MBA program and MS in Analytics program.  

Application Procedure

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval.  Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and copies of recent teaching evaluations and are to be submitted electronically via Interfolio using the following link:

Requests for information should be directed to:

Ms. Takei Roach

Academic Affairs Coordinator

Kogod School of Business

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016-8044

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

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