Associate Dean (2 positions) - Search 67473

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Associate Dean (2 positions)—Search # 67473
College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean (two vacancies).

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the College of Arts and Humanities, the University's College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations, and the world. The College is comprised of eight academic departments, interdisciplinary centers, a general studies program, and a college advisement center. The College offers a wide array of majors and minors and is responsible for a major portion of the core curriculum. In addition, the College serves as a major contributor to the cultural enrichment of the University and region. The administrative office of the College is on the Statesboro campus as are these two positions; however, College program and faculty are located across the three campuses.

Position Description. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean requires administrative, teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the college administration as one of three associate deans. The Dean and Associate Deans share responsibility for the management of the College. The specific portfolio of responsibilities will depend on the individual's strengths, interests, and experience. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The award of tenure and faculty rank is dependent upon the candidate's academic record.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned terminal degree in a discipline represented in the College.
• Previous higher education administrative experience as a program director, department chair, assistant dean, or similar position.
• Demonstrated excellence in the classroom and ability to teach courses within the College.
• Excellent written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Record of scholarship and professional activity commensurate with senior faculty rank.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
• Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Record sufficient for award of tenure.
• Record sufficient for appointment as professor.
• Experience in some of the following areas of responsibility: assessment; grant writing and administration; program development; faculty mentoring, supervision, evaluation, and professional development; interdisciplinary programs; retention and progression; strategic planning; program accreditation and evaluation.

Screening of applications begins February 5, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Curtis E. Ricker, Search Chair, Search #67473
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8142
Statesboro GA 30460-8142
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-2527

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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Posted: 12/21/2017
Application Due: 8/30/2018
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