Dean, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Heartland Community College
Normal, Illinois
Apr 29, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Dean, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Heartland Community College seeks applicants for the full-time administrative position of Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. This is a 12-month position anticipated to begin July 2021. 

The Dean is responsible for upholding the educational and organizational quality of the division, fostering a student-focused environment committed to the success of diverse learners, and supervising the selection, training, and evaluation of full-time and part-time faculty and staff. The College seeks an inclusive, innovative leader able to expand the scope and outreach of the division through creative development of programming and collaboration across the disciplines. 

Learn more about the broad range of academic disciplines within the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences division.

Areas of Leadership include but are not limited to

  • Faculty scholarship and development
  • Course and program development
  • Strategic planning
  • Budget oversight
  • Staffing and scheduling


  • Master’s degree in discipline within the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences division or closely related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Appropriate higher education experience, including successful teaching experience
  • Record of effective leadership
  • Relevant professional experience

A complete application package includes the following documents 

  • Online employment application 
  • Letter of application that includes your approach to academic leadership and administration, educational philosophy, and the community college mission
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Transcript copies

About HCC
Heartland is an open-enrollment, comprehensive community college with three regional campuses in Normal, Lincoln, and Pontiac, Illinois. Heartland’s Normal campus sits on an impressive 250 acres and boasts state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities to enable learning and operations for just under 5,000 credit students and nearly 13,000 non-credit students. A talented and committed faculty and staff offer more than 50 programs of study and provide a supportive, values-based environment to help students get the most out of their college experience. With a total annual budget of more than $70 million, Heartland is also home to a commercial grade wind turbine and Illinois’ first state-funded LEED-certified green building, as well as Sustainable Energy Systems degree and certificate programs.

About the Bloomington-Normal Community
Bloomington-Normal (BN) is a vibrant community offering a high quality of life. BN is located in Central Illinois, midway between Chicago and St. Louis. It boasts one of the youngest, most educated and talented workforces in the Midwest. One of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois, BN has been named “one of the best” for families, singles and businesses by the Milken Institute. In addition to Heartland Community College, BN is the home of Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College-Normal. According to Business Insider, BN ranks in the top 10 Top College Towns thanks to the quality of life and professional opportunities for students.BN sits in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, but the local economy is diverse. It includes corporate headquarters for State Farm Insurance, COUNTRY Financial, Afni, Growmark, BEER NUTS, Biaggi’s, and Destihl Brewing. BN has a variety of manufacturers including Rivian Motors, Brandt Industries, Bridgestone Americas and Ferrero Candy Company. The area boasts an excellent transportation network with access from Interstates 39, 55 and 74, as well as daily Amtrak service and flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

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HCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution

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