Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

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Position Title Dean, School of Arts and Sciences Posting Number A00047 Employment Type Full-Time Benefits Available Yes Position Summary Information

Nature of Work

The Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences is responsible for coordinating the delivery of instruction in all programs in the School, for ensuring the quality of instruction, for the annual review and assessment of faculty performance, for recommending faculty for promotion and tenure, for budget management, and for the overall leadership, management, and supervision of the School. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Dean is responsible for operating the School in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the College of Coastal Georgia Faculty Handbook, and appropriate accrediting agencies. This is a 12-month administrative position with faculty status and rank. The Dean serves on USG, institutional and faculty committees, teaches courses as deemed necessary, and may be granted tenure in his/her professorial rank for teaching purposes. Persons holding administrative positions serve at the pleasure of the VPAA & President and perform an appropriate combination of college and community service activities.

Essential Duties

•Supervise, evaluate, and recruit school faculty and make recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs in regard to hiring, promotion, tenure, and term of employment.
•Promote faculty scholarship, professional development, institutional and community service, and supervise, evaluate, and promote the professional development of the school support staff.
•Manage and administer the School budget, including technology purchases, travel, and general operating expenses.
•Perform day-to-day operations as the point of contact for students, faculty and staff.
•Oversee curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and the assessment and evaluation of programs and instruction in collaboration with department chairs and other School faculty members.
•Oversee the scheduling of School courses in collaboration with other deans and department chairs.
•Conduct meetings of the School faculty as needed for planning, data collection, and reporting of information to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
•Represent the College at the University System of Georgia Academic Advisory Committee for Arts and Sciences Deans, engage in professional development, and perform other duties as assigned, including registration and enrollment management.
•Supervise, coach, and evaluate support staff using proven and effective management techniques and within the guidelines of the College’s policies and procedures; provide training and development opportunities for staff when appropriate.
•Foster academic professionalism in the School through participating in professional organizations, engaging in research, publishing scholarly works and/or other appropriate methods.
•Promote and support Service-Learning, undergraduate research, grant writing, and international studies initiatives and events.
•Assume related responsibilities and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Training

•A Ph.D. is required in a discipline within the School, supplemented by a minimum of ten years of experience in higher education; experience teaching and a record of increasing academic rank and levels of administrative experience is required.
•Ability to work and communicate with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, parents, and others.
•Ability to supervise, motivate, and mentor faculty and staff.
•Ability to develop new and revise established instructional programs and assess the effectiveness of those programs.
•Ability to lead the integration of technology into teaching.
•Experience in developing online and asynchronous instruction.
•Strong organizational and leadership skills; ability to manage multiple academic units/areas and to coordinate the curriculum offerings of a large academic unit.
•Sufficient knowledge of the disciplines within the School to provide effective leadership.
•Evidence of an interdisciplinary approach to management, program development, and learning.
•A commitment to and experience in encouraging student success in terms of support structures, initiatives, and activities.
•A commitment and willingness to foster industry partnerships, raise funds, and connect with external groups in the community and the region.
•A record of teaching and scholarship that warrants appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
•A commitment to shared governance.

Preferred Qualifications and Training

•Ability to manage and administer a complex budget.
•Experience in external affairs and fundraising.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The College of Coastal Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, status as a war veteran, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

CCGA Information

College of Coastal Georgia is an undergraduate college in the University System of Georgia. Located on Georgia’s coast, the College campus is in Brunswick with additional outreach through the Camden Center in Kingsland. The vision of the College is to be a college of choice for students within Georgia and beyond, providing an outstanding education for tomorrow’s leaders and citizens through service-learning, global awareness and engaged entrepreneurship. With a strong emphasis on student retention, progression and timely graduation, the College offers baccalaureate degrees in American Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, French, Health Informatics, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Nursing (BSN), Psychology, Public Management, Spanish, and Workforce Management and Leadership, as well as career associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Nursing (ASN) and Radiologic Science. A veterans-friendly campus, the College is a designated Yellow Ribbon School. Approximately 3,000 students are served by more than 200 staff members and a teaching faculty of whom 52% hold doctoral degrees. CCGA is an active participant in the Complete College Georgia initiative designed to support community partnerships and develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary to address the challenges of 21st century economic development and community wellbeing. For more information, visit the College website:

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/01/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled No Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn of this job opening?
    • Brunswick News
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Coastal CareerLink
    • College of Coastal Georgia website (
    • Current/Former College Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • University System Applicant Clearinghouse
    • Other
    • Georgia Department of Labor
  2. * Are you currently employed by this College? If yes, enter the department name. If no, enter "No".

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status?
    • Yes
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Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Leadership Philosophy
  4. Service Learning Philosophy
  5. Transcripts 1
  6. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3




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Posted: 2/7/2019
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