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Dean of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications
Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Date Posted 01/30/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Dean of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications

Job Code/Position Control Number


Position Status

Full-time Continuing

Reports to (Supervisor) Title

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Co-Supervisor's Title


Daily Direction


Position Summary

The Dean is responsible for strategic and fiscal planning, faculty & staff selection, development & evaluation, program development & review, and leadership in the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications.

Position Work Calendar

*12 months

Position Work Hours/Week

*37.5 hours per week

Abilities and Skills

*Ability to establish and maintain effective personal relations throughout the College and community. (Minimum) 
*Thorough understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive mission of the College. (Minimum) 
*Knowledge of the negotiating process and appreciation of the values of cooperative decision-making and shared governance. (Minimum) 
*Evidence of continuing professional development. (Minimum) 
*Ability to manage and lead effectively. (Minimum) 
*Leadership ability in curriculum development and curriculum revision. (Minimum) 
*Competence in written and oral communication skills. (Minimum) 
*Ability to work positively as a member of an academic leadership team. (Minimum) 
*Familiarity with microcomputer applications for management and instruction. (Minimum) 
*Progressive approach to education. (Minimum) 
*Commitment to and knowledge of vocational and technical education. (Minimum) 
*Sensitivity to the expectations and needs of students, faculty, staff and advisory committee members. (Minimum) 
*Find challenge stimulating; can motivate people; enthusiastic about work; seeking opportunity to contribute talent to a dynamic organization. (Minimum)


*Doctorate or terminal degree in subject area appropriate to School’s programs, OR a master’s degree in subject area appropriate to School’s programs and relevant work experience that qualifies individual to perform functions of the position. (Minimum)
*Doctorate or terminal degree in subject area appropriate to School’s programs discipline. (Highly Desired)


*Three (3) years administrative experience in higher education or the equivalent. (Minimum) 
*Experience in developing and implementing innovative approaches to instruction. (Minimum) 
*Substantive experience in curriculum development and faculty evaluation. (Minimum) 
*Three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in higher education. (Desired)
*Substantive experience in grant writing and grant management. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties

-Provide leadership to the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communication. (Essential)

Curriculum Leadership
-Assume a leadership role for curriculum needs assessment & development. (Essential)
-Develop and monitor new school initiatives and related special projects. (Essential) 
-Develop programs and strategies for long-term solutions that will assist and benefit new student’s recruitment and their retention. (Essential)
-Conduct program evaluations and program review results/recommendations. (Essential)
-Recommend to the VPAA/Provost the development, implementation, continuance, revision or phase-out of academic programs. (Essential)
-Explore, develop and direct the articulation process with appropriate institutions. (Essential)
-Assure accurate and timely preparation and documentation of catalog revisions. (Essential) 
-Develop and oversee outcomes assessment for the school. (Essential)
-Coordinate accreditation process and requirements specific to school programs. (Essential) 
-In coordination with Assistant Dean and department heads, develop master schedule and respond to faculty/contractual requests/requirements. (Essential)

Recruitment & Retention
-Supervise the school marketing activities in coordination with the Public Relations & Marketing and Admissions offices. (Essential) 
-Oversee the School’s activities for visitors including annual events like Fall and Spring Open House. (Essential)
-Oversee School tours, student orientation, and scheduling of new students. (Essential) 
-Resolve student issues/problems within the school. (Essential)

-In conjunction with Assistant Dean, prepare job descriptions; recruit in coordination with Human Resources, interview, and recommend for hire new faculty & staff. (Essential) 
-Orient new faculty & staff. (Essential)
-Evaluate all probationary faculty and oversee evaluation of non-probationary faculty according to faculty evaluation plan. (Essential)
-Assume responsibility for school personnel issues and decisions after consultation with Human Resources. (Essential)
-Supervise and evaluate staff under his/her supervision. (Essential) 
-Assure effective orientation of faculty advisors. (Essential)
-Provide leadership and support for faculty & staff within the school for continued professional growth and development. (Essential)
-Whenever possible anticipate faculty issues/problems and intervene for prompt resolution. (Essential)
-Become familiar with the College Education Association agreement and assure school compliance with all parameters. (Essential)

Planning and Budgeting
-Lead the collaborative development and execution of the School’s four-year plan. (Essential)
-Define budget parameters on an annual basis using enrollment projections, faculty & staff input and institutional initiatives with assistance from the Assistant Dean. (Essential)
-Update on a systematic basis the capital and operating needs for the school. (Essential)
-Supervise facilities & equipment; recommend changes/upgrades; monitor utilization and development as required. (Essential)
-Guide departmental leadership of curriculum advisory committees. (Marginal)
-Establish and facilitate business/industry/other education contacts associated with the instructional process. (Essential)
-Coordinate with Institutional Advancement for grants and donations, including development of specifications, guiding the purchasing process, and closeout. (Essential)
-Provide leadership for non-credit activities within the school. (Essential)



Physical Standards


Positions Supervised

*Assistant Dean for Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications 
*Department Heads 
*Science Lab Tech. (185-day)
*Test Center Proctors (Reg. P/T)

Interfacing Departments

*Academic school offices 
*Financial Operations 
*Human Resources 
*Public Relations & Marketing
*Institutional Advancement Office 
*Assessment, Research & Planning
*Enrollment Management

Special Job Features

*Some weekend and evening hours are necessary. 
*Background check will be required on selected candidate.

Position Level


Employment Group


FLSA Status


Additional Expectations

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.


School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Comm

Posting Details


Posting Details


Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Open Date


Closed Date


Open Until Filled


Pay Rate / Salary

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff Salary System.

Additional Information

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date

As soon as feasible

Position End Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at www.pct.edu/jobs.

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type

Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff

EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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