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Associate Provost and Dean
University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
Date Posted January 30, 2023
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Faculty Tenured
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Number:



Associate Provost & Dean

Functional Title:

Associate Provost and Dean

Category Status:

01-Faculty Tenured

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



SVPAAP-Sr VP Academic Affairs & Provost

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Associate Provost and Dean is responsible for the facilitation and support of a decentralized operation which offers over 80 doctoral programs and over 100 masters programs, and enrolls nearly 10,000 students on the College Park campus, at off-site locations and online.

This individual plays a leadership role in representing and seeking support for graduate education, in advocating for interdisciplinary and enriched graduate student experiences across units and programs, and in promoting the stature of and support for our programs. In cooperation with academic colleges, schools, departments, and programs, and with the Graduate Council and the University Senate, the Associate Provost and Dean is responsible for facilitating the creation and implementation of policies and procedures that promote excellence in graduate education. The Associate Provost and Dean is also responsible for coordinating and enhancing funding and awards for graduate students, facilitating progress-to-degree and, in collaboration with the Office of the Registrar and academic units, providing administrative support to facilitate graduate student recruitment, admissions, and records. In addition, the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School oversees resources and support services for graduate students that enable successful and positive graduate studies experiences.

The Associate Provost and Dean chairs the Graduate Council, oversees the administrative staff of approximately 25 staff of the Graduate School, works with associate deans and directors and coordinators of graduate study in the colleges, schools, and programs to coordinate common needs, oversees university-wide graduate training programs, and meets with graduate student organizations periodically. This individual will also serve on the Deans’ Forum, the Council of Deans, and the Provost’s office Administrative Council. As a member of the Administrative Council, the Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School advises the Senior Vice President and Provost on matters related to graduate education at UMD and more broadly, as well as other matters as requested by the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be current University of Maryland faculty at the rank of Professor. Demonstrated capacity for creative and effective leadership and significant administrative experience. Strong collaborative leader who is well respected internally and externally. Demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership, and a dedication to fostering the goals of diversity in promoting academic excellence. Experience managing a complex budget. Superior verbal and written communication skills, and a high level of discretion. Ability to work with many groups of people on campus and in the external community. Ability to support and encourage faculty and staff in their efforts to deliver excellent programs and opportunities for students. Ability to work productively with graduate student organizations.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Physical Demands

The physical demands of this position are those of a University official responsible for a School providing quality service to a large constituent base. Travels around campus, the State of Maryland, the United States and abroad.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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