• Director - Undergraduate Programs (Clinical Associate Professor or Professor)

    Posting Date 3 months ago(4/2/2018 1:48 PM)
    Job ID
    Beren- Lexington & 33rd St
    Employee Classification
    Katz School
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


    We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan.


    The Position:

    Reporting directly to the Dean of the Katz School, the Director of Undergraduate Programs is responsible for development and oversight of a cluster of academic degrees and other programs, including Associates degree programs, university summer sessions and high school programs, and other innovative, revenue-producing undergraduate initiatives. The Program Director is responsible for program vision, strategy, operations, and brand and is accountable for program outcomes.



    • Identify, recruit, and lead a sustainable, practitioner-based faculty
    • Lead ongoing curriculum and faculty development and evaluation – ensuring both curriculum and instruction are informed by industry as well as best practices in undergraduate, developmental, and experiential education
    • Identify and initiate new programs and curricular innovations


    • Supervise dedicated student advisement efforts
    • Coordinate program marketing, outreach, and recruitment efforts with the University’s marketing and admissions departments (may include some travel) and manage ongoing application review and approval
    • Organize events and activities to recruit students and raise the program’s visibility


    • Manage day-to-day functioning for Katz School undergraduate programs
    • Determine course offerings, schedules, faculty assignments, student and faculty communications, and other program logistics
    • Prepare reports for senior leadership, including reports on: enrollment; student and faculty analytics; course and program assessment; financial performance
    • Manage requirements and relationships with accrediting bodies and internal partners


    Education & Experience

    • Master’s degree in related field required; doctorate preferred. 
    • Educational and/or teaching background in college writing/literacy or mathematics education a plus.
    • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in developing and managing self-supported academic programs. Professional experience in relevant industry and/or leadership experience in a community college setting a plus.
    • Demonstrated experience recruiting, leading and developing full-time and adjunct faculty. 
    • Track record of teaching excellence, including deep and demonstrated expertise utilizing evidence-based pedagogies and project-based curriculum at the associate degree level.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach and develop effective curriculum for students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences.
    • Experience with online education is a plus.

    Skills & Competencies

    • Commitment to students and to removing the obstacles that make going to college difficult.
    • Strong strategic, organizational, operational, systems thinking and planning skills.
    • Ability to build and lead a team.
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, solutions orientation, and demonstrated capacity to manage a startup organization.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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