Dean of Behavioral, Social Science & Global Learning

Job description

Category: Administrators

Department: Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Feb 27, '18

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: NUP

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by seven goals: to create pathways and partnerships to promote student success; to demonstrate strength through diversity; to develop and cultivate college-wide sustainability initiatives; to expand technology throughout the College; to foster wellness, growth and life-long learning; to identify and close workforce gaps; and to institute a culture of evidence and accountability. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Provost-Charlestown, the Dean of Behavioral, Social Science and Global Learning is part of a team of administrators whose shared focus is the development, implementation and support of innovative academic and co-curricular initiatives that promote student access, equity and achievement. With these goals in mind, the Dean of Behavioral, Social Science and Global Learning is responsible for the administration and leadership of the Division, which includes the academic departments of Behavioral Science, Social Science and Human Services as well as curricular and co-curricular departments including the Honors Program, International Center, Center for Cultural Wealth and Equity, Office of Community Engagement and the Library. Job responsibilities will include enrollment and engagement initiatives, new program and curriculum development, program review and assessment, course and event scheduling, budgeting, and faculty and staff development. In addition, the Dean oversees a number of grants that support the College's academic programs.


  • Master's Degree in higher education or an academic discipline relevant to the work of the division; doctorate preferred;
  • Progressive administrative and supervisory experience in higher education preferably at a community college, including program development and assessment, faculty and staff recruitment, evaluation and professional development;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide creative and innovative leadership;
  • Demonstrated capacity to foster and manage change in a fast-paced environment;
  • Successful college-level teaching experience, community college preferred;
  • Experience in the recruitment, evaluation and development of faculty and/or professional staff'; experience in a collective bargaining setting preferred;
  • Experience with curriculum and program development, assessment and strategic planning;
  • Experience promoting global learning in curricular and co-curricular settings and/or supporting campus internationalization activities.
  • Proven ability to promote and foster curricular and co-curricular integration, interdisciplinary programs, Learning Communities; and innovative teaching pedagogy;
  • Demonstrated commitment to a student-centered and learner-focused approach to teaching and learning;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to promote collaboration among the departments;
  • Experience in developing and managing grants and budgets;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a community college and student centered, asset based learning environment.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $125,000-$130,000

Review Date: To ensure consideration, applications must be received by March 27, 2018.

Application Instructions:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: Fax transcript files over 2 MB to (617)-228-3328.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
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