Dean for Social Sciences, Education and World Languages
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Academic Support, the Dean is responsible for providing administrative leadership and supervision for the academic disciplines of Anthropology, Disability Studies, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education, Health Education, History, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Military Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, and World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish). Responsibilities for this position encompass budgeting, course and program scheduling, faculty and staff selection, orientation and evaluation of staff and faculty, curriculum and program development, assessment of student learning, and overall supervision of the division.
Develop an instructional schedule for the division for each semester and assign individual instructors to implement the schedule.
In collaboration with Human Resources and the Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Academic Support, as appropriate, maintain staffing for the division, including the recommendation of full-time faculty and support staff for employment and the extension of offers of employment to adjunct faculty and part-time staff.
Provide direct supervision for full-time faculty and support staff within the division, facilitating professional development through the tenure process and annual staff appraisal system. In addition, collaborate with Assistant Dean to provide indirect supervision for adjunct faculty in the division.
Coordinate the curriculum process for all instructional areas in the division, collaborating with full-time faculty members to review and evaluate curricula and to recommend curriculum revisions; and provide leadership for the development of new curricula in relevant discipline areas.
Provide leadership for the assessment of student learning for all instructional areas in the division, collaborating with full-time and adjunct faculty members to design assessment plans, evaluate course outcomes, collect data, and use results to enhance curriculum and instruction.
Prepare and monitor division budgets, including the review and recommendation of staffing needs, oversight of grants, purchase and maintenance of equipment, and purchase of software.
Provide leadership for student recruitment and retention for all instructional programs in the division in cooperation with full-time faculty, Admissions, and Marketing and Communications.
Interact with students to resolve student complaints and provide program and course advisement as requested.
Maintain contact with local industries and businesses and appropriate community groups to ensure the relevance of programs and curricula.
Prepare and submit to the Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Academic Support all required forms and reports for the division, such as annual goals, division accomplishments, and employee evaluations.
Serve as a member of the administrative team, participating in Instructional Council, serving on college committees as requested, assuming responsibility for membership in a community service organization, and developing effective working relationships within the college to address issues that relate to both instruction and the overall mission of the college.
Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Academic Support.
Req ID: req474
Job Title: Dean for Social Sciences, Education and World Languages
Division: Transfer and Academic Support
Location: Sugar Grove Campus
Grant Funded: No
Employment Type: Administrator
Compensation Range: Commensurate
Compensation Type: Salaried
Work Schedule: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Work Hours: 40
Documents to be attached: Cover Letter-Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach all required documents when applying.
Targeted Hire Date: 10/17/2018
Position Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field required.
Minimum three years of experience in higher education at the administrative level required.
Minimum three years of supervisory/leadership experience required.
Teaching experience in a higher education institution required, community college teaching experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and assessment of student learning required.