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Higher Education Associate Dean

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

An Associate Dean is an 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 83 Higher Education Associate Dean job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1967 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Higher Education Associate Dean career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Higher Education Associate Dean 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 $97,883.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $104,224.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Higher Education Associate Dean postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $82,392.

Education and Experience

Posted Higher Education Associate Dean 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 Degree14.74%
Bachelor's Degree27.96%
Master's Degree49.11%
Doctoral Degree45.4%
Other3.66%

Posted Higher Education Associate Dean 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 years16.46%
3 to 5 years59.4%
6 to 8 years14.29%
9+ years9.86%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Higher Education Associate Dean 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.

  • Leadership (66.34%)
  • Teaching (46.92%)
  • Communication (44.94%)
  • Management (43.21%)
  • Research (37.21%)
  • Planning (31.88%)
  • Strategic Planning (28.52%)
  • Coordinating (26.18%)
  • Operations (23.44%)
  • Writing (20.13%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Curriculum Development (30.78%)
  • Student Services (35.28%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Program Development (13.35%)
  • Student Engagement (9.32%)
  • Marketing (13.15%)
  • Health Sciences (8.65%)
  • Student Recruitment (9.26%)
  • Finance (9.46%)
  • Administrative Support (10.33%)
  • Appeals (4.96%)
  • Program Evaluation (5.23%)
  • Higher Education (15.49%)
  • Project Management (9.73%)
  • Nursing (22.47%)
  • Faculty Development (14.35%)
  • Academic Affairs (18.98%)
  • Conflict Resolution (5.16%)
  • Nurse Education (12.07%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Associate Dean
  • Associate Dean of Nursing
  • Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
  • College Associate
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Associate Dean of Faculty
  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Associate Academic Dean
  • Assistant to the Dean
  • Dean of Arts and Sciences

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 Higher Education Associate Dean jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • California State University (73)
  • West Coast University (35)
  • University of Massachusetts (28)
  • University of Illinois (25)
  • Rasmussen College (23)
  • Texas A&M University (23)
  • University of California (22)
  • University of Chicago (19)
  • Georgetown University (18)
  • Michigan State University (16)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (12)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (11)
  • East Carolina University (9)
  • Methodist University (7)
  • North Carolina State University (6)
  • Fayetteville State University (5)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health (4)
  • Wake Forest University (3)
  • Elon University (3)
  • Atrium Health (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!