#070-19 ASSOCIATE DEAN, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Applications will be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 1, 2019 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10).
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)
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The University of Guam seeks an executive who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.
The University of Guam has an active press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.
The Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is an academic and administrative official under the general administrative direction of the Dean of the College. She/he will perform the duties of the Dean, as these are delegated by the Dean. She/he is expected to uphold the University's mission, policies and procedures, and to provide vision, ethical leadership and advocacy in academic affairs and scholarly activities. Included is an emphasis on the continuing support of the highest standards of academic quality in instruction, research, and service. She/he will support the Dean's visible leadership and representation of the College on campus and in the greater community. She/he is expected to share the Dean's work in marshalling the vibrancy and creative energies of the faculty and staff, and to support the development of specific strategic steps to encourage excellence. She/he will participate in the Dean's activities to guide the Chairs and faculty in the definition of expected outcomes and to support the College in achieving those outcomes via academic programs, outreach, research, and extramural fund raising through grants, contracts, and donations. She/he will respond to the Dean's delegation of assignments to manage the resources of the College; to recruit, evaluate, and retain well-qualified faculty and staff; and to develop effective undergraduate and graduate student recruitment and retention initiatives.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
Assist the Dean to: Plan and evaluate the College's programs and activities; Coordinate the development of the College budgets and to prepare the annual budget requests; Monitor budget expenditures to ensure that the integrity of funds is maintained; Review personnel actions and make recommendations concerning employment of faculty and staff positions based on personnel evaluation; Develop policies, procedures, and organizational structures in consultation with the Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, the appropriate Academic Affairs Committee, and with the concurrence of the President; Make workload assignments and supervise College employees; Determine all aspects of the College's Fall, lntersession, Spring, Summer or special course schedules; Recommend the expansion, reduction, transfer, or reassignment of positions in consultation with the Dean, Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, and approval of the President; Administer and determine use of space assigned to the College; Prepare annual reports as required or requested; and Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum: An earned terminal degree appropriate to a discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (e.g., a PhD or as in the case of Fine Arts and Micronesian Languages an MFA or MA respectively). Evidence of prior appointment at a U.S. regionally-accredited institution or foreign equivalent at the rank of tenured associate or full professor in a discipline represented in the college; Commitment to interdisciplinary and intercollegiate collaboration to build mutually supportive ties within the Programs, Colleges, and University, as well as with the institution's and community's culturally and ethnically diverse stakeholders; Fair, principled leadership to uphold the University's mission, policies, and procedures, and the highest standards of academic quality for instruction, research, and service; Evidence of prior successful academic administrative or quasi-administrative experience (at least three years) at the level of Department or Division Chair, Director or Principal Investigator of substantive extramural projects involving supervision of faculty and staff, Assistant or Associate Dean, or above.
Evidence of knowledge and ability to: Support the Dean and College Administrative team in managing and administering the college; Work effectively with the culturally diverse faculty, staff, student body, administration, and community; Recruit highly qualified faculty and staff; Evaluate the job performance and supervise faculty and staff; Provide accurate and effective academic advice to students; Serve as a liaison to faculty members and divisions regarding student advisement, curricular issues, student learning outcomes assessment, grant writing, research facilitation, and strategic initiatives; Coordinate the course schedule and College budgets; Oversee buildings and facilities; Serve as Acting Dean when needed; Experience in the use of data analysis for decision making; Working knowledge of information technology and data management.
Preferred: Demonstrated scholarly productivity; Major accomplishments in the areas of instruction, research, and service; Evidence of effective communication skills in writing and speaking; Strong organizational and human relations skills; Knowledge of and experience in working within multicultural communities, and an interest in the Western Pacific. A strong multidisciplinary perspective embracing the College's range of disciplines; Ability to carry out the academic administration role effectively in a multicultural environment; Demonstrated leadership qualities in coordinating faculty development and governance as well as planning and monitoring academic programs; Knowledge and skills in budgetary matters, personnel procedures, academic policy and management, and evaluation of programs and personnel; Experience in mediating concerns of students, staff and faculty; Experience in a unionized faculty setting.
Applicants for University of Guam administrator positions must complete an online job application through the UOG online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Troy A. McVey, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.
Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.
Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.
Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.
The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).