Dean - College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences is responsible for budget, personnel, curriculum, strategic planning and decisions, and for working with diverse constituencies to promote the mission of the open-access, four-campus University. The Dean will provide academic and administrative leadership and oversight of the programs in the College, including the recently named Resch Institute of Music. The Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will work in a collaborative fashion with the Deans of the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare; the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business; and the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology on matters of mutual concerns. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and serves on the Provost’s Administrative Council.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS), the Dean has direct accountability for:
· College enrollment targets
· College fundraising goals
· Faculty & student support goals
· Faculty development goals
· Student retention & graduation goals
· Community outreach & partnership development
· Nurturing an innovative culture within the College
Position-Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities[i]
• Terminal degree in relevant field
• An academic record commensurate with that of a tenured full professor at a regional comprehensive university
• Higher education administrative experience including responsibility of personnel and budgets
• Demonstrated leadership skill, with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and
• collaborative skills
• Commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, intercultural understanding and professional development of faculty & staff
• A collaborative leader with a proven track record or bringing groups together to meet objectives
• Experience with student recruitment and retention
• Experience in strategic planning and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and
· academic leaders to identify the academic priorities of the College and develop strategies and
· tactics for achieving them
• A commitment to securing external support through granting, fund raising, and
• Support for faculty entrepreneurialism in scholarly research, teaching, and service
• Support for student achievement and student success
• An ability to engage with professionals in industry, regional communities, government entities, and non-profit organizations
• Financial acumen and proven abilities in budget and financial management
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must have the mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, hearing and speech to converse in person and over the telephone and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Working Conditions and Environment
Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc. Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.
Organizational Competencies – STANDARD ACROSS THE INSTITUTION
Adaptability and Change: Constructively work through ambiguity and unexpected challenges. Approach change and new situations as positive opportunities for learning or growth.
· Collaboration and Teamwork: Foster teamwork, cooperation, and positive work relationships. Reinforce and give credit to team members for their contributions. Promote collaboration between related units while providing services to both internal and external constituents.
· Communication: Communicate effectively through various communication mediums (oral, written, etc.). Listen with an intent to understand, and seek and provide feedback.
· Creativity and Innovation: Draw from a variety of resources to come up with new ideas and approaches. Use opportunities to expand knowledge/skills and share information with others.
· Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Analyze information and develop solutions to problems within the work environment. Demonstrate the ability to delegate and prioritize work.
· Integrity and Trust: Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and reliability when performing work duties and interacting with others. Exhibit excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information.
· Responsibility: Demonstrate personal commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship of the institution’s resources, and institutional excellence. Adheres to timelines and carries through on expected job duties.
· Valuing Diversity and Inclusion: Work effectively and respectfully with individuals across diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. Demonstrate and promote respect and the practice of civility in the workplace. Appreciate and promote inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.
include attributes which are not position-specific in this section (e.g. communication skills, organization, collaboration, innovation etc.), as they are outlined in a standardized manner within the organizational competencies section.
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