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Dean of Liberal Studies

Community College of Philadelphia
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Dean of Liberal Studies

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General Description:

The Community College of Philadelphia seeks a Dean of Liberal Studies to build on the College’s numerous past successes and proud history. Community College of Philadelphia is a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city’s residents since 1965. Today, Community College of Philadelphia offers more than 100 associate degree, academic and proficiency certificate programs. Recent graduates continue to strengthen Philadelphia’s local economy and workforce with 85 percent of recent graduates working at a job eight months after graduating from the College were employed in the Philadelphia metro area. The College enables students to embark on a smart path to a bachelor’s degree program, with transfer agreements and partnerships to assist in the transition.

Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic & Student Success, the Dean of Liberal Studies oversees the College’s largest division with 175 full-time faculty and nine department heads that include Art; Architecture, Design and Construction; English; Humanities; Music; Photography; Psychology; Education and Human Services; Social Science; and World Languages. There are 26 associate degree programs in the division which also houses the Fox Rothchild Center for Law and Society, the Center for International Understanding, Study Abroad, and the Liberal Arts Honors Program.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced academic leader with a true passion for the mission of community colleges to lead a team of talented faculty and staff. The next Dean must be a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, compassionate leader who will champion student success and equity and help to advance the College’s mission and strategic goals within a collective bargaining environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Earned master’s degree in an academic discipline represented within the Division is required. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Doctoral degree preferred.

* Teaching experience preferably at a community college.

* Prior experience in a unionized environment preferred.

Work Location:

Main Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Completed applications are due by March 31, 2023. To ensure full consideration, you will be required to submit: 1) a current resume or CV; 2) a cover letter addressing the position; and 3) the contact information for one professional reference. Submit your application securely through our website at, or at

RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting CCP in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to: Dr. Gena Glickman, Senior Consultant or Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer at

Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.
Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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