Assistant Dean, Pratt School of Engineering

North Carolina, United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering - Office of Dean

Job Description

Occupational Summary

Position monitors student progress toward undergraduate degrees at the Pratt School of Engineering. The Assistant Dean provides information on the curriculum and academic policies and regulations to students, academic advisors, and faculty. The position also contributes to the development of new and revised academic policies and programs.

Work Performed

Undergraduate Academic Advising

  • Coordinate and participate in advisory activities for undergraduate students in the School of Engineering to include counseling students on University academic policies and procedures, programs of study, curriculum selection and graduation requirements, and providing consultation on matters concerning changes in courses and course credits.
  • Monitor the academic progress of undergraduate students; counsel students regarding academic performance; maintain liaison with faculty members and advisors regarding student performance and related problems; prepare written documentation for and advise students with academic program deficiencies; discuss student situations with parents when appropriate.
  • Represent the School of Engineering by meeting with prospective students and their families to provide information and answer questions regarding the School.
  • Meets with students returning from leaves of absence (particularly if mental health issues were involved in the separation from the university) to monitor compliance with terms of readmission (including class attendance).
  • Reviews Pratt School website and Departmental websites to be sure that information regarding academic requirements, policies & procedures, etc. are being kept current and accurate.
  • Develops advising handouts, check-sheets, and information for academic advisors as well as holds training sessions for new advisors.
  • Meets once per semester with faculty to obtain feedback on advising, policies, and regulations.
  • Attends monthly meetings with Directors of Undergraduate Studies in Pratt and consults with faculty as needed.
  • Meets with students who are considering study abroad to discuss degree requirements.
  • Helps maintain accurate advisement reports by submitting changes to the appropriate operator.
  • Monitors students behavioral and disciplinary issues. Interacts with Undergraduate Office of Student Conduct when suspected violations of Duke Community Standard are reported.

Other Duties – Data Analysis & Assessment

  • Perform a variety of intermediate and advanced statistical and technical analysis for the design of administrative and academic studies and for the collection, compilation, and analysis of statistical data in the Pratt School.
  • Provide statistical input in the design, execution, and analysis of students related to accreditation, course evaluations, diversity, student enrollment, public rankings, etc.
  • Operate statistical analysis software packages to manage, analyze, and visualize data including, but not limited to Excel, Qualtrics, PeopleSoft, SAS, WEAVE, and Tableau.
  • Provide expertise in assessment across a broad range of topics including, but not limited to accreditation of programs (ABET, SACS), innovative education approaches, and or pedagogies for teaching and learning.
  • Develop operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification, and management of statistical data.
  • Oversee the annual reporting of assessment data and serve as the local repository for data.
  • Serve as the liaison with academic schools, departments, and programs to coordinate and collaborate on relevant assessment projects.


  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Education/Training: Masters Degree required; Ph.D preferred ; Engineering background strongly preferred
Experience: Work requires two years of experience in academic administration or a related setting to become familiar with academic policies, programs and regulations necessary to coordinate related services and activities OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Requisition Number 401489462
Location Durham
Job Family Level 14
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Masters Degree required, Ph.D preferred


Work requires two years of experience in academic administration or a related setting to become familiar with academic policies, programs and regulations necessary to coordinate related services and activities OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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