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Assistant Dean of the Burke School

Post University is seeking an Assistant Dean of the Burke School to join our team.


Post University is a world class, non-traditional learning institution with over 100 years’ rich tradition in making career goals and aspirations become a reality for countless students from across the United States and over 40 different countries.  Our growth history is based on retaining passionate professionals who treat students and each other with amazing service.  Our business model is simple – “We Make It Personal!”,” We CARE!”

The Post success story is based on our daily journey wherein each associate lives, thinks and behaves “outside the box” of traditional solutions or cultures.  Post University is a family of the best and brightest trail blazers, inspired by our routine way of life – bold, disruptive and fun!  We are singularly focused difference makers in the classroom, in the communities we serve, and the non-profit charities we support!         


The Assistant Dean of the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education works directly with the Dean and Program Chairs of the Burke School to advance the quality of the School’s main campus and online academic programming and course instruction, with a focus on personalizing the student experience.  This position is primarily responsible for (1) leading the Associate Faculty Leads (AFL) and the Associate Faculty (AF) to ensure that the established instructor expectations, founded in the principles of C.A.R.E., are met/exceeded in each course section, (2) collaborating cross-departmentally to effectively address student concerns related to programs or courses offered in the School, and (3) working with the Center for Academic Success and the Academic Progress Specialists in reviewing Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) dismissal appeals and creating academic plans for successful appeals.  In addition, this position will help the Dean to drive the School and University strategy by supporting Program Chairs in leading the design, development, and implementation of student-focused initiatives.  The Assistant Dean reports directly to the School’s Academic Dean. This position is an on-campus position in Waterbury, CT and is not a remote position. 

Post University requires, as a condition of employment, that all new hires and employees have or obtain the Covid-19 vaccination and booster, and provide proof of same unless an exemption or deferral is approved.


  • Hire, onboard, and develop effective and dedicated part-time Associate Faculty Leads to oversee the quality and effectiveness of the School’s online Associate Faculty engagement.
  • Review and act on student concerns raised within the School or from other departments, including: violations of Post’s Civility Code and Academic Integrity policies, communication with main campus students who are not attending classes, and other general student concerns that require outreach.
  • Work directly with the Center for Academic Success (CAS) and the Academic Progress Specialists (APS) to review and respond to Satisfactory Academic Progress dismissal appeals and create academic plans to support getting students with successful appeals back on track to satisfactory progress.
  • Advance Post’s culture of continuous improvement by utilizing real-time reports as well as dashboard and historic trend data to review the effect of various initiatives on instructor engagement and student satisfaction.
  • Assist the Dean and main campus advising with ensuring students are compliant with our attendance policies.
  • Assist the Dean and Program Chairs with maximizing course scheduling efficiency.
  • Support the Dean and Program Chairs in the development and implementation of new degree programs and concentrations.
  • Communicate effectively and transparently to ensure timely communication of information across the School, Academic Affairs, and/or the University.
  • Foster the University culture to Make It Personal by working cross-functionally across the University and enhancing the culture of collaboration and respect among all Faculty, Associates, and Students.
  • Other responsibilities will vary by school based on the School’s strategic focus and initiatives.


The successful candidate will possess an earned doctoral degree (or be en route to completing an earned doctoral degree) related to the disciplines in the School with a minimum of three years of experience in higher education or a related professional field. 

Other qualifications include:

  • knowledge of and experience in adult education (theory, pedagogy, and andragogy) as it relates to online and blended learning modalities;
  • experience designing and teaching courses in the online modality;
  • demonstrated success in academic higher education program and curriculum development;
  • experience with faculty/staff professional development;
  • experience with budgets and fiscal management;
  • a proven record of effective leadership through collaborative and shared decision-making;
  • a proactive, action-oriented, get-it-done mentality;
  • excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • an innovative vision for the future of public service and/or education disciplines in Higher Education (particularly in the online modality);
  • a demonstrated understanding of the role of the ‘Business of Education’ in Academic Affairs;
  • the ability to balance advocacy for the School with the greater needs of the University; and
  • a deep commitment to the goals of online education.

This position is an on-campus position, not a remote position. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Post University requires, as a condition of employment, that all new hires and employees have or obtain the Covid-19 vaccination and booster, and provide proof of same unless an exemption or deferral is approved.

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 130-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Associate Experience.

Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Associate Experience, Post University.

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