Dean-College of Arts & Sciences

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0600896 Position Category: Academic Dean Job Title: Dean-College of Arts & Sciences Position Code: 00125X Position Type: Staff Department: Academic Affairs Nature of Work: The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is expected to provide strong leadership for the faculty of the College in all academic matters; champion the important roles of the College in regional educational and economic development; identify sources and develop plans for attracting external financial resources for the College's scholarly and programmatic goals; articulate the College's vision, qualities, and distinctiveness as its principal advocate and spokesperson within the University community and to national and international external constituencies; create innovative and distinctive programs designed to attract outstanding students, faculty and staff; and reinforce the College's strong ties with other institutions in the University System of Georgia (USG). The Dean works collaboratively with other Deans and other institutional stakeholders to advance the mission and vision of the University. The Dean has the responsibility for all aspects of curriculum planning and development, faculty and staff development and evaluation, budgeting, and budget administration. He/she is to build on the College's strength in research and scholarly accomplishment by faculty and students. He/she is responsible for setting priorities and sustaining an environment of academic excellence, building and maintaining close relationships with alumni and the community, and generating external funding.

The Dean is expected to maintain his/her professional activities in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

The Dean will be the chief academic leader of the arts and sciences unit of a newly consolidated University designed to serve the regional community as an accredited research university and as an access institution. The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) includes the Departments of Visual and Performing Arts; English, Modern Languages and Mass Communication; History and Political Science; Sociology and Psychology; Social Work; Mathematics and Computer Science; Chemistry and Forensic Science; and Biological Sciences. Training and Experience: Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate/terminal degree from an accredited university in an academic area of the College and a minimum of five years of administrative experience at the level of Chair or higher in an institution of higher education. An exemplary record of scholarship sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor in one of the departments in the College is required. This administrator will have demonstrated a high level of integrity and a leadership style that evokes trust and embraces transparency.

Required Qualifications also include the following:
-An appreciation, gained through direct experience or collaborative partnership, of the unique mission of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and access institutions;
-Demonstrated record of attracting, recruiting, and retaining traditional and non-traditional students;
-Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to manage a complex academic organization;
-A thorough understanding of budgets and finances and a demonstrated ability to manage budgets particularly in times of economic restraint;
-Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines;
-Demonstrated experience with academic planning, including program development and innovation, strategic planning, enrollment, and financial management;
-Demonstrated experience in shared governance;
-Proven commitment to diversity among students, faculty, and staff;
-Demonstrated commitment to collegiality, valuing and practicing consultative and collaborative decision-making processes;
-Exceptional interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills;
-Demonstrated record of decisions and/or initiatives that have resulted in a heightened level of student admissions, retention, and success;
-Demonstrated commitment to a student- centered university model;
-Demonstrated ability to manage change successfully within an institution of higher learning;
-Demonstrated experience in forging good relationships with faculty;
-Demonstrated commitment to community outreach;
-Demonstrated commitment to promote and support institutional fundraising and collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to identify funding priorities for the College.
-Experience with multiple forms of course delivery, including traditional coursework, as well as online learning and blended models;
-An understanding and respect for the traditional liberal arts curriculum as well as professional programs. Testing Requirements: Illustrative Examples of Work: The primary responsibilities of the position include:
-Serve as a strong internal and external advocate for the academic and public mission of the College, its faculty, and its students;
-Articulate and facilitate a long-term vision for the College within the context of the University's mission, vision, and values;
-Support collaborative decision-making processes with all stakeholders, particularly faculty driven decisions in the context of shared governance;
-Facilitate program development, building on traditional strengths, developing cutting-edge specialties within existing disciplines, and promoting global education;
-Develop, sustain, and enhance diverse and inclusive partnerships with community agencies, institutions of higher education, and schools;
-Participate in the formulation, evaluation, and administration of college policies and advancement of strategic priorities;
-Ensure effective management of financial resources including budget planning and management and the ability to prioritize college resources;
-Work collaboratively with Enrollment Management team to promote recruitment and retention of students;
-Provide leadership in ensuring that the college meets its goals of recruitment, retention, progression to degree and on-time graduation of students enrolled in majors within the College;
-Ensure that course schedules each semester align with student progression patterns and optimal use of space;
-Ensure that departments offer and/or support accurate advising of students and maintain appropriate resources (ex. degree plan, checklist, website descriptions, etc.) for student use and to support student success;
-Provide necessary support to faculty to ensure timely submission of student performance information/data (ex. grades), use of advising and early alert tools and other resources that promote student success;
-Work collaboratively with Liaisons to partnering campuses to ensure optimal delivery of courses that meet local and regional needs;
-Ensure that policies related to hiring, overloads, and reassignment/release time are followed; including timeliness of submission of documents.
-Perform other job-related duties as required.
For Priority Consideration: Submit application by October 26, 2018. Posting Date: 03-10-2019 Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled FTE: 1.0 Special Instructions to Applicants: Funding Source: General Operating (State) Number of Openings: 1 If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: NA Fringe Benefits: Yes Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Physical Demands Facts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, Billy C. Black Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442. Disability Statement: Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer. Optional Applicant Documents: Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
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