Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jul 15, 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 Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences serves as a key support in the College. The successful candidate will join a team that ensures all students of the College are well served and supported. The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean of the College, providing advising support to academic departments and working with students. Supervision Received: The Assistant Dean is supervised by the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a (12) twelve month non-unit, exempt position.

Essential Duties: *Work with academic departments on improving advising strategies and developing advising materials *Maintain advising graduation plans in DegreeWorks; work with faculty to promote the planner in DegreeWorks *Handle routine student issues (late adds, drops, withdrawals, general information) *Advise students during summer if faculty advisor is not available *Develop strategies to support students on academic probation and warning *Work with Transfer Central to support transfer student advising *Assist the Associate Dean and Dean as needed

Required Qualifications: Master's or PhD in a humanities or social sciences field Higher education experience as instructor and/or advisor

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience working with a diverse student body * Experience in 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: $75,000 to $85,000

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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