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Faculty administrators

OaSIS code 40020.01

Faculty administrators manage the academic and related activities of faculties of colleges and universities.

Overview

Also known as

  • Dean - university or college
  • Director of student affairs
  • Faculty administrator
  • Institutional research director

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate academic and related activities of a college or university faculty
  • Recommend and approve faculty appointments
  • Recommend curriculum revisions and additions and approve scheduling of courses
  • Direct, through subordinate staff, activities such as research and curriculum development
  • Plan, administer and control budgets for projects, programs, support services and equipment
  • Advise president or rector of university or college
  • Participate in activities of various faculty and college committees.

Additional information

  • There is no mobility among the various types of administrators in this group.
  • Progression to some senior management positions in education is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (40021)
  • University professors and lecturers (41200)

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Coaching and Developing Others
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
5 - Highest Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
4 - High amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Colleges
  • Universities

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Speech Clarity
5 - Highest Level
Categorization Flexibility
4 - High Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Instructing
5 - Highest Level
Management of Financial Resources
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Leadership
5 - Extremely important
Service Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important