Social Science Dean

Eugene, Lane County
Jan 30, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Social Science Division Dean will primarily provide leadership by supporting and facilitating the development, assessment, and maintenance of instructional programs, instructional modalities including online curriculum, facilities, and personnel; prudently manage, sustain and enhance fiscal resources for divisions/departments within the college administration and governance structure.

Social Science Division Disciplines are as follows:
• Anthropology
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• Ethnic Studies
• Geography
• History
• Human Services
• Humanities
• Philosophy/Religion
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Women’s Studies

We are seeking a qualified candidate with a Master’s degree in a Social Science discipline or Program AND two years of administrative experience. See the required qualification section for more information.

*Experience Equivalency:
The required two years of academic administration experience may be met through the following:
*One year of academic administration experience
AND *Clearly demonstrated leadership in a college-wide governance or accreditation process.

*Diversity Essentials:
As a vibrant educational institution, Lane is continuing to attract and retain a diverse student population. We are seeking qualified staff and educators to meet this need. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate active dedication to enhancing diversity and the role-modeling of cultural competency.

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Applicants must complete the Lane online application in full. See applicant instructions for how to apply.
Positions close at 9:30pm on date listed.

Main Campus


Position Type:

Anticipated Start Date:
On or about January, 2013


Salary/Wage Range:
Salary Range $68,082 - $98,550 Annually (Management Salary Band 4b)

Salary/Compensation Statement:
In addition to salary, an excellent benefit package is provided. To view our comprehensive benefits and the Management Employee Working Agreement visit at All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.

In addition to salary, we have an excellent benefits package, visit
* The Management benefits package includes a generous contribution toward medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long term disability and paid sick leave.
Grant Statement:

Working Schedule:
Full time. May work evenings and weekends as required. Some travel may be required.


Position Status:


Annual Schedule:
260 Day (12 Month)

Annual Schedule Details:
Quicklink for Posting:


Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Applicant Pool:

Open Until Filled:


Required Education:
Master’s degree in a Social Science discipline or Program, or in a closely related field. Credits equivalent to 45 quarter hours of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution.
Required Experience:

Two (2) years of academic administrative experience or academic/grant program coordination required.
See equivalency below.
Three (3) years of full-time Social Science discipline teaching at the post-secondary level, or equivalent (90 quarter credit hours) required.
*Experience Equivalency:
The required two years of academic administration experience may be met through the following:
*One year of academic administration experience

*Clearly demonstrated leadership in a college-wide governance or accreditation process



• Preference given to recent (within 5 years) community college leadership experience.

• Preference given to recent (within 5 years) community college teaching experience in lower division transfer courses.

• Some teaching experience in career/technical courses.

• Recent (within 5 years) community college administrative experience.

• Evidence of collaborative management leadership in an union environment

Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish/Asian languages and multicultural experience is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity is expected.

Equivalency Statement:
Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications. Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.

Position Purpose:
To primarily fulfill the functions of division leadership and administration in a manner that promotes quality of student learning, fiscal sustainability, and ensures alignment with the College’s mission, vision,core values and strategic goals.
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Essential Functions:

Build and support effective teams encouraging collaboration and empowering others; develop effective and innovative strategies, methodologies, technologies and practices; promote an impartial collegial environment.

Provide leadership that promotes and facilitates faculty and staff awareness in developing multicultural and diversity-based curricula and Division and College-wide diversity initiatives.

Demonstrate commitment to staying current with, anticipating and facilitating changes in technology and its application to higher education; encourage faculty and staff to stay current with changing technologies and advances in pedagogy; demonstrate commitment to personal, individual and division professional development.

Foster a shared vision by setting clear, challenging, obtainable and measurable goals within the division.

Lead, facilitate and participate in Division instructional activities, working in cooperation with faculty and staff to plan and supervise the development of course schedules, curriculum, teaching assignments, facilities and mentoring of all division staff.

Engage in college-wide administration including the review and development of the College’s mission, goals and budgets; ensure appropriate participation and implementation in developmental processes.

Leadership in the integration of academic and student affairs; partner with leaders at the state and national level on collaborative initiatives.

Develop and maintain partnerships with private businesses, community organizations and the public sector; promote services, develop, monitor and encourage the negotiation of grants and contracts with potential community partners to generate revenue, enhance service, and accomplish educational goals to mutual benefit.

Actively engage in maintaining a vibrant advisory committee for all instruction within the division.

Promote excellence in Division personnel through recruitment, selection, evaluation, and development of all staff.

Make administrative decisions for programs in collaboration with faculty, staff and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; maintain compliance with established College policies and external regulations.

Collaborate in the design, collection and analysis of data required for the planning, development and day-to-day operation of the Division.

Facilitate the preparation and development of budgets for the Division; administrating within available resources focusing on fiscal sustainability.

Address and participate in resolving student concerns in accordance with Division and College policies and procedures.

Comply with College collective bargaining agreements.

Other related duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Lane’s core value of Diversity by modeling and ensuring diversity and cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing and welcoming of cultural differences) in all position responsibilities regardless of an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.

Supervision Statement:
Reports the Executive Dean Transfer and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:
Work Safely, Sit or stand for extended periods of time, use a computer for more than an hour a day, lift or transport up to 25lbs with assistance as needed.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:



• Analytical Thinking
• Building Relationships
• Change Advocate
• Online Learning
• Teamwork
• Process Improvement
• Supervision, Leadership
• Strategic Project Management

Knowledge of and Skill in:

• instructional design, delivery and learning theory; use of technology to enhance the learning process.
• effective management, training and supervision of faculty and staff.
• professional written and verbal communications with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and make difficult concepts easy to understand.
• collaborative negotiation to generate revenue and enhance services.
• communication of a shared vision and setting measurable goals.
• meeting facilitation, team development, recognition, and collaboration.
• conflict management and negotiation utilizing active listening and highly developed interpersonal skills.
• current issues through regional, national, and international professional organizations.

Demonstrated Ability to:

• provide leadership principles and motivational strategies.
• build consensus and positive relationships based on trust, predictability and communication of acceptable service level agreements.
• lead, guide and encourage the Division’s faculty and staff; promote a vision for the Division as a whole.
• stay current with changing technology.
• visualize, anticipate, initiate, plan
• manage rapid changes
• implement supervision practices and issues in a unionized environment.
• manage a complex budget.

Must demonstrate an active concern for the needs of students, staff and the public.
Applicant Instructions:

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

1. Complete the online application at The CV cannot replace any section of the application. An incomplete application will not be considered.

2. Cover Letter: 2 pages maximum, double spaced, size 12 font)
In alignment with the position description, describe how your leadership and administrative skills enhance student instructional outcomes.

3. A CV of education, professional, administrative and community experiences.

4. During the completion of the application provide a minimum of four (4)professional and supervisor work-related references; 5 references preferred.

5. Transcripts are required. Attach electronically, mail, fax or deliver per instructions below. Include all post-secondary institutions. Your application will not be considered without transcripts.

• No paper applications or vitae accepted.
• Letters of Reference are not accepted, we will contact your references via telephone if you are a finalist.

• Do not provide additional documents other than those requested.

For assistance with the online program contact applicant support at 541-463-5586
— Questions? Call LynnMarie 541-463-5111,
Positions close at 9:30pm.
Transcript Instructions:

Transcripts are required. Attach electronically, mail, deliver, or fax Unofficial / Official Transcripts to:

Human Resources
Attn: Social Sci Dean — LynnMarie
Building 3 – 1st Floor
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene Oregon 97405
(541) 463 – 3970
Fax: (541) 463-3970

• Official transcripts sent by e-mail from universities and colleges should be mailed to

• Be prepared to provide official sealed transcripts if selected as a finalist.

College and Division Information:

Offers developmental and lower division transfer classes and instructional programs in Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Philosophy, Religion, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies as well as the career technical programs in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Corrections, Law Enforcement Reserve Academy, Geospatial Information Science/Technology, and Human Services.

Lane Community College offers a wide variety of instructional programs including transfer credit programs, professional technical degree and certificate programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene (population 158,000) and neighboring Springfield (population 60,000) comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are seated in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, and some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view.

Union Association:
Managers Working Agreement