Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs oversees academic policy; assessment of faculty and students and provides individualized academic advisement as well as advisement to support students’ overall well-being. The position oversees student academic conduct and performance, provides leadership and oversight to the Registrar’s Office and closely collaborates with other departments reporting under the Dean’s Office. This position effects information exchange among administrators, faculty, students and staff and coordinates with counterparts at The Juilliard School in New York and the Tianjin Conservatory of Music to ensure regulatory compliance. 



  • Acts as liaison and point person with all constituents in matters of academic policy and implementation, jury requirements and standards of academic integrity    
  • Supervises the production of a course schedule, determination of the correct number of class sections every semester and scheduling of departmental juries 
  • Provides academic advisement to students including registration, adding and dropping courses; fulfillment of graduation requirements; short or long-term leave of absence requests and addressing student and faculty concerns about any particular student’s academic or artistic performance 
  • Advises the Dean regarding faculty workloads and contracts and management of class assignments for faculty; manages monthly faculty workload spreadsheet
  • Reviews faculty and departmental requests and proposals for new course, offerings, addition of sections, changes in teaching assignments, and other curricular changes
  • Develops recommendations regarding existing curriculum and new proposals taking into account enrollment levels, pedagogical needs and merits, financial and budget implications, and contractual considerations
  • Facilitates communication and implementation of curriculum and changes in course offerings among all involved functions and individuals (academic department,  faculty member, academic administration, HR, finance, payroll, among others)    
  • Supervises English language studies department and coordination of students tutoring. 
  • Oversees development of academic affairs content in online catalog, including interfaces with website, intranet, Student and Faculty Handbooks
  • Develops protocols for providing academic services to students with special needs in cooperation with Disability Support Services Office at Juilliard New York or its designee
  • Serves on the School’s behavior intervention and threat assessment committees, and other committees as needed
  • Oversees the planning, scheduling and implementation of an orientation program for incoming students
  • Assists the Dean to ensure compliance with regulations of the Federal and State Departments of Education, as well as the Chinese accrediting agency; collaborates with The Juilliard School’s Academic Affairs office on accreditation review processes for Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Plans and manages department budget



  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; a degree in a music-related discipline preferred
  • A minimum of four (4) years of administrative experience in academic advising, policies and procedures at an accredited college or university
  • Bi-lingual fluency in English and Mandarin preferred
  • Experience and success working in a multicultural environment with a clear understanding of and sensitivity to the issues of diversity in both student and workplace settings
  • Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • Must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and work successfully with all constituencies of the School
  • Work experience in a joint-venture Chinese/US academic program preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using a personal computer, office software such as MS Office and college administrative computing systems
  • The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check


Qualified candidates should submit following materials to with using the job title as the subject line:

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and what you can contribute to The Tianjin Juilliard School
  • Current C.V. focusing on relevant experience
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview