Academic Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Job description

Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position is responsible for directing the operations of the School of Arts & Sciences.

Position Title
Academic Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor or Professor level

Arts & Sciences

Tenure Track

Excellent benefits available

• Serves as the administrative head of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Fine and Performing Arts; oversees daily operations in accordance with University System of Georgia and college policies and procedures;
• Manages faculty recruitment and development; supervises and evaluates faculty; coordinates faculty teaching assignments.
• Manages curriculum planning, curriculum development and course scheduling.
• Coordinates the articulation of school mission and goals; coordinates school committees to promote programs and student success.
• Reviews faculty portfolios; meets with faculty members regarding tenure and promotion; coordinates faculty professional development strategies; recommends faculty for tenure and promotion.
• Prepares and submits annual reports to the Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs.
• Develops budget proposals and manages assigned budgetary funds.
• Meets with students to resolve curriculum and degree completion issues; mediates and resolves disputes involving faculty members and students.
• Coordinates academic advising; develops and implements student retention plans.
• Oversees the maintenance of accreditation reports and prepares for accreditation reviews.
• Promotes programs and enrollment through orientation or recruitment programs.
• Teaches one class each semester as workload permits.
• Performs related duties as assigned.


This position has direct supervision over:
Department Head, Biology and Physical Sciences (1),
Department Head, Business & Public Service (1),
Department Head, History and Political Science (1),
Department Head, Humanities (1),
Department Head, Math & Computer Sciences (1),
Department Head, Programs in Fine and Performing Arts (1), and
Academic Services Assistant II (1).

Employment is contingent on successful completion of background check.

The School
The School of Arts & Sciences presently delivers the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees as well as the following baccalaureate degrees:

  • B.S. with a major in Biological Sciences
  • B.S. with a major in Mathematics
  • B.S. with a major in Human Services
  • B.S. with a major in Management & Administration (pending SACSCOC approval)
  • B.A. with a major in History
  • B.A. with a major in English

The College
Gordon State College, founded in 1852, has been part of the University System of Georgia since 1972. After more than three decades as a residential two-year college, Gordon was named a state college in 2006 and charged with developing selected four year programs to address critical state needs. Gordon State College serves approximately 4000 students with the good work of more than 120 full-time faculty.

The Community
Gordon State College’s main campus is in Barnesville, Georgia, a lovely town located an hour south of Atlanta, Georgia. Students and faculty enjoy the pleasures of small town living together with access to the many attractions of a major metropolitan center and an international airport.

Gordon State College is an equal opportunity employer. Georgia is an Open Records Law state. All advertised positions are contingent on final budget approval.

Minimum Qualifications:


• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a doctoral degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.


• Knowledge of arts and sciences disciplines.
• Knowledge of accreditation requirements.
• Knowledge of assessment and strategic planning strategies.
• Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
• Knowledge of classroom practices, teaching methodologies, assessment systems, and educational technology.
• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
• Skill to make timely decisions.
• Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with curriculum design, baccalaureate degree program development, remediation, dual enrollment with high schools, and other K-12 partnerships preferred.




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Job No: Academic Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Posted: 2/14/2018
Application Due: 4/15/2018
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