Dean of Liberal Arts

Moraine Valley Community College
Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Dean of Liberal Arts


Liberal Arts

Work Location:

Main Campus


Under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Liberal Arts is responsible for supervising, directing, budgeting, planning, developing, implementing, staffing and evaluating the instructional programs in the subdivision. Responsible for supervising directors, special service coordinators, program managers, and department chairs. Provide leadership for the instructional staff in planning, organizing and implementing student-centered instruction within the college’s established policies, available facilities and resources. Collaborate with academic deans and deans in the division of Student Development to plan and implement processes for student success. Provide leadership for the college’s commitment to the Fine and Performing Arts Center and grants specific to the subdivision. Foster a climate dedicated to excellence in teaching and conducive to the tenets of a diverse learning community. The Dean is dedicated to the learning college concepts by developing programs and facilitating activities that promote student success and lifelong learning.


  • Master’s degree required. Doctorate in Higher Education Administration or related preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in post-secondary administration, with demonstrated experience working with arts, humanities, behavioral or social science programs required.
  • Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level required.


  • Effective human relations and superior communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals from all areas of the college and community.
  • Ability to motivate and direct the faculty and staff of the subdivision to accomplish comprehensive instructional activities focused on student success.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and provide leadership to faculty and staff.
  • Ability to develop curriculum and programming.
  • Ability to plan and organize complex projects and achieve long-range departmental goals.
  • Ability to facilitate group activities and to work effectively with faculty and students.
  • Ability to lead staff in establishing mutually agreed upon goals, and in determining methods for achieving and assessing them.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging educational needs and awareness of national trends as they pertain to areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and to produce quality, timely results.
  • Working knowledge of budgets and the budgeting process.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Understanding of the nature and role of the community college.
  • Ability to conduct the planning and evaluation activities that are necessary to facilitate the efficient day-to-day operation of the subdivision; evaluate courses, programs and faculty for their instructional effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of integrity, responsibility, respect, fairness, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to make substantive contributions to the long range planning processes that are essential to maintaining viability of the division of Academic Affairs; including assisting in the preparation of new programs, partnerships, and grants.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Vice President, Academic Affairs.

Position Status:

Full Time


8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday
Some weekends required.
On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please provide required documents and complete online application by application review date for best consideration.
  • Please limit your CV/Resume to under 10 pages (maximum).
  • Once you complete your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Please do not apply through third party sites.
  • For information, contact the Office of Human Resources at or 708-974-5704


Moraine Valley Community College is dedicated to ensuring our students gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the demands of a changing world. With nearly 150 programs, expert faculty, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and a vibrant campus culture, you’ll see why we are among the nation’s premier two-year institutions of higher learning.

The Moraine Valley Community College District 524 covers 139 square miles in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. The district has population of about 400,000 people and includes 26 communities.

Recognizing employees are among our most valuable resources, Moraine Valley strives to attract, hire and retain diverse and highly qualified personnel. 

Our Human Resources Department is committed to providing professional, prompt and fair services to current and prospective employees. We are excited at the prospect of new personnel sharing their knowledge and expertise within our community and we encourage all to apply for open positions for which they are qualified. The college prides itself on providing an atmosphere that fosters professional and personal growth—one of the many reasons we are recognized as an Avatar HR Solutions Best in Class Employer.

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9000 W. College Parkway
Palos Hills
United States

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