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Dean of Academic Division

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works in a specialized area within a college or university, overseeing a specific subset of the institution's academic offerings -- often a college or school within the greater university system, or a collection of academic departments.

Job Outlook

There were 238 Dean of Academic Division job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4622 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Dean of Academic Division 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 $74,829.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $66,088.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Dean of Academic Division postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $57,111.

Education and Experience

Posted Dean of Academic Division 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 Degree23%
Master's Degree58%
Doctoral Degree19%
Other0%

Posted Dean of Academic Division 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 years20%
3 to 5 years61%
6 to 8 years12%
9+ years7%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Dean of Academic Division 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 (51%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (41%)
  • Research (38%)
  • Planning (32%)
  • Organizational Skills (17%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Teaching (55%)
  • Budgeting (45%)
  • Scheduling (23%)
  • Strategic Planning (17%)
  • Curriculum Development (13%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Staff Management (15%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Academic Advisement (6%)
  • Grant Writing (5%)
  • Student Learning Outcomes (5%)
  • Student Placement (4%)
  • Staff Development (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 Leadership (3%) – marginal value $4,506

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Dean of Academic Division skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Dean Of Nursing
  • Department Chair
  • Dean, School Of Nursing
  • Associate Dean Of Nursing
  • Chair

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 Dean of Academic Division jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • University of Illinois (77)
  • University Of California (76)
  • Boston University (62)
  • Chamberlain University (48)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (44)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (18)
  • Wake Forest University (16)
  • State North Carolina (12)
  • Wake County Schools (10)
  • Duke University (8)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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