Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

May 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans, Other Executive Administration
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department Summary: The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University includes 16 departments, 177 full-time faculty members, and a varying number of part-time faculty. We serve 5400 undergraduate majors and teach the courses that are the heart of the liberal arts curriculum at BSU. The University and the College place great emphasis on social justice, inclusive excellence, on undergraduate research with faculty, on collaborations, and on connections with the community. Our faculty are active in their disciplines and dedicated to the success of their students. We are committed to keeping our level of reliance on adjunct teaching below 15%.

Position Summary: The Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences serves as a key leader of the College. The successful candidate will join a team that ensures all students, faculty and staff of the College are well served and supported. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College, supports numerous vital activities, is a key leader of the programs of the College and helps assure their quality. Supervision Received: The Associate Dean is supervised by the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a (12) twelve month non-unit, exempt position.

Essential Duties: ·Students: * Respond to student academic requests * Respond to student appeals of grades and curricular approvals * Coordinate communication with and advising of "at risk" students with department chairs and program coordinators Scheduling: * Work with departments and Enrollment Services to coordinate effective and efficient course scheduling, reporting and registration * Monitor faculty workload obligations and work with department chairs to assist with the management of workloads and assignments Continuous Improvement: * Assist departments and programs with the development and monitoring of programmatic assessment of student learning outcomes * Assist departments and programs with the development of continuous improvements in programs based on the assessment of student learning outcomes * Write an annual comprehensive assessment and continuous improvement report for the College Administration: * Assist the Dean in the overall planning, budgeting, and management of the College * Assist the Dean in representing the College and University in the region * Participate as a member of the Provost's Council and work collaboratively with all Academic Affairs staff to promote student and faculty success * Serve on various committees, to be assigned, to further the strategic plan of the College and University * Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: * Earned terminal degree in an arts, humanities, or social sciences field * Minimum of three years' experience as department chairperson, program director, or the equivalent * Experience in faculty evaluation * College teaching experience at the rank of associate professor or higher * Experience with assessment and programs for continuous improvement * Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact well with academic leadership, faculty, students, and staff * Evidence of promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications: * Commitment to support of faculty development, including scholarly and creative activity * Demonstrated ability to provide effective strategic planning and sound personnel management at the program or department level * Team-building and leadership skills with evidence of support for shared governance * Commitment to engagement at local, state, national, and global levels * Commitment to public higher education * Experience within a collective-bargaining environment

Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.

Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Salary Range: $100,000 to $110,000

Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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