Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jan 25, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Salt Lake Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Salt Lake Community College educates more than 60,000 students in more than 100 areas of study each year - few institutions in Utah have a more significant impact on the state's economy, workforce and education pipeline. The College contributes to, and benefits from, Utah's educational excellence - the state ranks 11th in educational attainment and 8th in quality of education.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the largest and most diverse schools on campus.
The School is comprised of the following five disciplinary clusters each presided over by an Associate Dean:
School is comprised of the following five disciplinary clusters each presided over by an Associate Dean:
• Humanities, Language and Culture, and American Sign Language/Interpreting;
• English;
• History, Political Science, and Anthropology;
• Psychology, Sociology, and Economics;
• Family and Human Studies, Education, and Social Work.

In addition, the School consists of 89 full-time faculty, 223 part-time faculty, serving a Student FTE of 3,192.

Minimum Qualifications 	
The Dean must:
• The successful candidate must have a terminal degree or be on a defined path to receive the degree within one year of appointment.
• Be committed to the community college mission.
• Have completed seven years of full-time successful teaching within a discipline in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
• Exhibit evidence of successful administrative leadership experience in a higher education setting, such as responsibility for an academic department or a comparable academic group.
• Have a proven record of successful scholarship and experience obtaining funding.
• Demonstrate a history of innovation in their work.
• Be committed to diversity, inclusion, and be an equity-minded practitioner.

Application Instructions 	
For full information about this opportunity including application instructions can be viewed by going to and clicking on the "Current Searches" tab at the top of that home page.

A completed application will include a statement of your leadership philosophy, a cover letter addressing the characteristics above, curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant.

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 25, 2019 can be assured full consideration. Applications should be sent to [email protected]. Academic Search, Inc. has been retained to assist Salt Lake Community College with this search. If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this position, you may contact Senior Consultants, Shirley Robinson Pippins ( [email protected] ).

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with TIAA/FFidelity

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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