Dean, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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Job Title: Dean, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Location: Summerville Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221918
Job Information Augusta University (AU) seeks a dynamic academic leader to serve as its next Dean of the Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (Pamplin College). This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and is a key member of the academic leadership team.

Responsibilities The Dean has oversight of areas including, but not limited to, budgets, degree programs, faculty, staff, accreditations, strategic planning, fund raising, alumni relations, student enrollment, retention and success, and faculty recruitment and development. The Dean is also expected to:

    Promote an understanding, both internally and externally, of the College, its purposes, and objectives;Support student recruitment, learning, and retention through quality co-curricular programs, high impact practices, faculty advising, and teaching; Guide the development of the Pamplin College in conjunction with the University’s strategic plan;Facilitate and grow high quality, relevant, and innovative curriculum across the undergraduate and graduate levels; Lead an environment that promotes and strengthens diversity, equity, and inclusion;Encourage research, scholarship, and creative activity among the faculty;Contribute to the development and stability of leadership across all levels within the College;Provide consistent encouragement of undergraduate and graduate research; andFoster new partnerships, existing relationships, and articulate a vision that generates investment and support from the community, private donors, and alumni.
Required Qualifications Candidates for Dean should possess a terminal degree appropriate to the College from an accredited university. The ideal candidate will also possess:

    Academic credentials commensurate with the appointment to the rank of full professor; Five or more years of progressive administrative experience, such as associate/assistant dean, department chair, or equivalent position;Experience that demonstrates not only an appreciation for diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students, but also the capacity to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at the organizational level;A broad understanding and appreciation of the arts, humanities, and social sciences and how they fit into a broader research university; An entrepreneurial and strategic approach to programmatic development and an understanding of innovative avenues to degree completion;A record of quality scholarship and/or creative activity demonstrated through peer¿reviewed publications and presentations appropriate to the discipline; Success in development and fund raising or an eagerness to learn;An ability to effectively advocate for the arts, humanities, and social sciences and demonstrate the value of all programs within Pamplin College to a variety of different constituencies;Experience promoting the growth of research, scholarship, and creative activity amongst the faculty;A participatory leadership style and a willingness to listen with the goal of stability and cohesion amongst all constituents;A clear and consistent communication style that values transparency and shared governance;A strong commitment to promoting academic freedom;An affinity for all programs within the College and enthusiasm to attend performances and events;The capacity to effectively interface and collaborate with other academic leadership including Deans of other colleges across campus;The financial acumen to aid Pamplin College in matching aspirations with finite resources;Evidence of collaboration with faculty and administrators in various disciplines to advance programs and enhance recruitment, retention, and student success efforts;A strong moral compass where decision making is influenced by a sense of right and wrong;Experience developing interdisciplinary and/or inter¿institutional programs; and Significant experience with accreditation.
Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

How To Apply The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials (electronic submissions preferred) prior to January 4, 2021 to the search firm assisting Augusta University.

Laurie C. Wilder, President

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President

Jacob C. Anderson, Principal

Parker Executive Search

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(770) 804-1996 x 111

Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Posted: 1/11/2021
Application Due: 4/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time