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Associate Dean, Higher Education

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Administrator at a university or college who specializes in a faculty, school, or administrative division, and ranks immediately below deans in the administrative hierarchy at the institution.

Job Outlook

There were 39 Associate Dean, Higher Education job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1139 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Associate Dean, Higher Education career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,023.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $71,648.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Associate Dean, Higher Education postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $62,299.

Education and Experience

Posted Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree16%
Master's Degree59%
Doctoral Degree25%
Other1%

Posted Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years16%
3 to 5 years56%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years15%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Associate Dean, Higher Education positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (55%)
  • Research (51%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (50%)
  • Planning (38%)
  • Writing (20%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Budgeting (44%)
  • Teaching (40%)
  • Staff Management (24%)
  • Strategic Planning (21%)
  • Academic Advisement (11%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (18%)
  • Project Management (10%)
  • Administrative Support (9%)
  • Supervisory Skills (9%)
  • Data Collection (7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Fundraising (6%)
  • Academic Counseling (6%)
  • Grant Writing (5%)
  • Higher Education Administration (3%)
  • Program Evaluation (3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Strategic Planning (21%) – marginal value $4,687
  • Osteopathic Medicine (2%) – marginal value $4,234
  • Strategic Leadership (6%) – marginal value $3,473

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Associate Dean, Higher Education skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Associate Dean
  • Assistant Dean
  • Associate Dean For Research
  • Assistant Dean - Bsn Program
  • Dean's Assistant

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Associate Dean, Higher Education jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Michigan State University (21)
  • University of Illinois (21)
  • University Of California (21)
  • Keiser University (20)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (17)

North Carolina

  • East Carolina University (12)
  • University of North Carolina (11)
  • North Carolina State University (4)
  • North Carolina Central University (2)
  • Western Carolina University (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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