Dean of Graduate Studies Salary
The average pay for a Dean of Graduate Studies is $124,252 per year.
Job Description for Dean of Graduate Studies
A dean of graduate studies oversees and leads the staff, students, and university operations of a graduate school. Duties vary from university to university, but in general, the dean of graduate studies helps to develop and coordinate various programs within the graduate program of a university. The dean is often in charge of hiring and firing staff and will also be able to make suggestions for employee promotions and tenure. The dean may provide guidelines as to staffing levels and come up with ideas for new programs within the university.Read More...
The dean should strive for high performance of the graduate department, including student and staff performance. The dean should make sure that various departments and employees within the university are adhering to university policy. The dean may also suggest changes to policies whenever it is deemed necessary. The dean may also be in charge of overseeing the various budgets within the university and making sure that they are being administered properly. The dean may also oversee the promotion and marketing of the university and its graduate programs. In some cases, the dean’s office may also be in charge of student counseling and ensuring that student and campus life function well.
Generally, an advanced degree such as a PhD is needed. Past experience in being a professor is often preferred. In some cases, deans may also have teaching duties. Past management experience is often needed, as this is a fast-paced job with a variety of duties, overseeing a large number of personnel.
Dean of Graduate Studies Tasks
- Develop and support collaborative initiatives on campus and with external partners.
- Identify and implement innovations in pedagogy, resource utilization, and marketing.
- Oversee graduate programs, including student enrollment and academic goals.
- Track and increase student enrollment, retention, graduation, and evaluation rates.
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