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Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math#

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online. Applicants are encouraged to upload required documents before the closing date; however, documents may be mailed to: Southwest Tenn Comm College Attn: Human Resources 737 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38103 Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math - STCC
Position Title Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math#
Department STCC-Education (AA)
Position Summary

The Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math is a full-time, fiscal year position reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean provides effective leadership, management, planning and advocacy for faculty and programs within academic affairs.

The area consists of Fine Arts, Speech, Graphic Arts Technology, Education, Languages and Literature, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, and the Honors Academy.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees the Division’s academic programs and services in the credit area, ensuring both their integrity and currency; in collaboration with the faculty, develops and implements a plan for on-going program accountability and development which employs the concepts of institutional effectiveness.

Addresses the needs of faculty and chairs’ professional development and renewal.

Develops guided career pathways in collaboration with Department Chairs.

Serves as the Division’s accreditation liaison for regional and local accreditation, program reviews, and academic audits.

Provides leadership for the development and implementation of an effective plan for managing the Division’s enrollment and retention.

Ensures the Division’s compliance with all SACSCOC Standards and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies governing the area of academic affairs.

Collaborates with the other areas of the College in meeting the transfer education and training needs of the service region.

Models and supports the innovative use of technology.

Networks with community agencies by serving on various committees/boards.

Serves on Division and College wide committees; collaborates with area colleges to articulate programs.

Develops and monitors Division’s budgets including grants.

Reviews class schedules each semester.

Resolves student, faculty, and staff problems to the extent possible.

Supervises all evaluations conducted by the Division.

May perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in one of the disciplines supervised or related fields, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the discipline.

Minimum of three (3) years administrative experience (e.g. Dean, Associate or Assistant Dean, Division Director or Chair), preferably in a community college setting, and five (5) years distinction in full-time teaching in one of the academic disciplines in a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

Knowledge of cutting edge technology.

Ability to develop and communicate Division goals in support of the College’s mission; ensures that people in the Division understand how their work relates to the College’s mission; expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about their accomplishments; finds creative ways to make people’s work rewarding; helps employees to develop a clear understanding of what they will need to do differently, as a result of changes in the organization; works with employees to set and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable; gains others; support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.

Ability to provide a vision for this academic division.

Ability to effectively lead.

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Ability to plan, organize and manage.

Ability to interpret and implement policies, procedures and guidelines.

Ability to be a team player.

A background check will be required for the successful candidate.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 11/09/2016
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online. Applicants are encouraged to upload required documents before the closing date; however, documents may be mailed to:

Southwest Tenn Comm College
Attn: Human Resources
737 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Administrative / Professional
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position Union/Macon Campus
Posting Number 005199

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold at least a Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with no less than 18 graduate semester credit hours in discipline you are applying to teach?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  3. * Do you have at least (5) five years of full-time teaching experience in a higher education institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least (3) three years of administrative experience as a Dean, Associate or Assistant Dean, Division Director, or Chair/Coordinator?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document (s)
  2. License/Certification