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Dean of Arts & Humanities

Arkansas State University-Beebe
ASU Beebe

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Type:

Non Classified

Job Title:

Dean of Arts & Humanities

Classification Title:

Division Chairperson

Campus Location:

ASU Beebe

Job Description:

Arkansas State University-Beebe, a comprehensive two-year community and technical college and part of the Arkansas State University System, is seeking a Dean of Arts & Humanities. The College is focused on teaching and learning and emphasizes student success at all levels and is interested in candidates who value those same attributes.

Candidates must appreciate and understand the mission and purpose of an open-access, community and technical college. Candidates must possess a graduate degree in an academic discipline offered within the division and a minimum of four years of supervisory and/or management experience in a higher education environment.

As a collaborative, energetic leader, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a strong commitment to student success and faculty/staff development; a comfort with change, innovation, and technology; and the use of data for decision-making.

The Dean will report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academics/Chief Academic Officer and have a voice in executive decisions concerning academics at the institution. The Dean of Arts and Humanities is responsible for coordinating the delivery of instruction in all programs and discipline areas within the division, for ensuring the quality of instruction, for the annual review of assessment of faculty performance, for recommending faculty for promotion and tenure, for budget management, and for the overall leadership, management, and supervision of the division.

The dean is responsible for operating the division in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Arkansas State University System, Arkansas State University-Beebe, Arkansas Division of Higher Education, and appropriate accreditation agencies. This is a 12-month administrative position. The Dean serves on ASU System and institutional committees and teaches courses when deemed necessary. The Division of Arts and Humanities is diverse and delivers the lion’s share of the general education offerings of the College. Delivery methods include traditional face-to-face, hybrid, online, and Concurrent (dual enrollment).

The disciplines and programs include Art & Graphic Design, Comparative Religion, Education and Early Childhood Education (Daycare), English Composition, Literature, Developmental English, Geography, Health & Physical Education, History, Military Science, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology & Social Work, Spanish, and Theatre.


  1. Supervise, evaluate, and recruit division faculty and make recommendations to the Chief Academic Officer in regard to hiring, promotion, tenure, and term of employment.
  2. Supervise and evaluate the Director of Arts & Humanities, Program Coordinators, Lead Faculty, Faculty of the division, Program Liaisons, and administrative support staff.
  3. Supervise, evaluate, and recruit adjunct faculty on an as needed basis.
  4. Promote faculty professional development, scholarship, institutional and community service, and supervise, evaluate, and promote the professional development of the division support staff.
  5. Manage and administer division budgets, including technology purchases, travel, and general operating expenses.
  6. Assign faculty teaching and work load assignments in accordance with ASU System and ASU-Beebe policy and procedures.
  7. Oversee curriculum development, delivery of instruction, and the assessment and evaluation of programs and instruction in collaboration with program coordinators, division faculty, and academic staff to promote student success and learning.
  8. Oversee accreditation efforts of the division specific to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), ASU System Policy, ASU-Beebe Policy, and nationally recognized individualized programmatic accreditation requirements.
  9. Oversee the schedule of division courses in collaboration with other deans and program coordinators to promote student engagement, persistence, and retention.
  10. Collaborate with Coordinator of Concurrent Education to schedule concurrent courses and evaluate concurrent faculty.
  11. Collaborate with the Division of Online Learning to monitor & evaluate online course shells, and ensure ASU-Beebe online teaching expectations are met.
  12. Provide program/academic advisement and active engagement with students to include advising and course registration.
  13. Develop initiatives within the division to achieve educational goals and objectives that align with the college’s strategic plan.
  14. Foster an environment within the division and across the college that promotes collegiality, academic professionalism, and integrity of courses and programs.
  15. Ensure the delivery of quality education in traditional and online formats that is responsive to transfer institutions and business and industry.
  16. Actively engage with counterpart institutions, transfer institutions, local business/industry partners, K-12 partners, and the ASU-Beebe community.
  17. Establish clearly defined, and realistic student recruitment goals for the Fine Arts Faculty, and ensure enrollment goals are met on an annual basis.
  18. Collaborate with the Director of Admissions and Fine Arts Faculty in managing and awarding fine arts scholarships to maximize program enrollments.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in appropriate discipline or equivalent is required. A Minimum of four years of progressive management or supervisory experience in a higher education environment.

Demonstrated commitment to the two-year/community college mission. Demonstrated track record of leadership and supervision in a higher education environment. Demonstrated comfort with change, innovation, and technology.

Experience in Enrollment Management and Student Recruitment. Experience in assessment and accreditation processes. Experience in teaching online and developing online courses. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Terminal degree in appropriate discipline or equivalent.

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Commensurate with Experience







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Background Check Statement:

This position will be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry background check. In cases where pre-determined, an additional financial/credit history/ background check may be required as well. Convictions that have been sealed or legally eradicated and misdemeanor convictions for which probation was completed and the case was dismissed, will be excluded. Disclosure does not constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors such as dates of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, rehabilitation and position applied for will be taken into account.

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ASU Beebe EEO Statement :

Arkansas State University-Beebe shall provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, and shall strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout our campuses for faculty and staff. Our goal is to foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds and differences.

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NOTE: If you are a veteran, disabled veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran and would like Veteran’s Preference, we will need to see proof of status in order to grant that. Please see Veteran’s Preference section of the application for specific proof.

Applicants for this position with ASU-Beebe must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with ASU-Beebe such as H1-B, F-1 (CPT/OPT), TN or any other status.

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Working at Arkansas State University-Beebe

Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, and Little Rock Air Force Base, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus.  Courses are also offered at additional locations within our service area, and many courses are taught in locations convenient to business and industry. 

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