Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Shawnee State University

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Institution: Shawnee State University
  • Location: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
  • Website: www.shawnee.edu
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Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Shawnee State University | Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 09, 2023
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Job TitleDean, College of Arts and Sciences

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

Salary Range -

Location Portsmouth, Ohio, United States

Application Deadline March 03, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Jennifer Pauley, Ph.D.

Department Associate Provost

Email jpauley@shawnee.edu

Phone US +1 (740) 351-3299

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE STATEMENT
The Dean provides dynamic leadership and strategic direction for the College of Arts and Sciences and functions as its chief academic officer. This position is responsible for maintaining and strengthening the quality of academic programs and faculty and staff, and working with the Provost and other deans and university constituencies to help fulfill the university’s educational mission. The Dean must be a strong and effective leader and manager of the human, financial, and physical resources of the College.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
FUNCTIONS:
1. Advance goals and objectives of the College.
2. Lead academic program and enrollment initiatives for the College.
3. Manage and develop personnel associated with the College.
4. Ensure appropriate stewardship of the College’s financial resources.
5. Engage in development and advancement activities in support of the College.
6. Engage in external relations as appropriate to the College’s activities.
7. Other duties as assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Advance goals and objectives of the College.
-Develop and implement goals and objectives of the college to provide cutting-edge    educational services utilizing appropriate human and physical resources in accordance with the university’s mission.
-Plan, organize, and direct academic programs in accordance with the university’s mission, strategic plan, and goals and policies to achieve optimal student learning and program cost effectiveness.
2. Lead academic program and enrollment initiatives for the College.
     -Lead development and planning for new in-demand academic programs and establish enrollment goals and metrics to motivate and enhance growth in the college.
-Assure continuous curriculum improvement and innovation by evaluating program effectiveness in conjunction with advisory groups and other internal and external sources.       Propose changes in policy or curriculum to the Provost for consideration.
-Oversee scheduling of courses in consultation with department chairs/school directors and other appropriate personnel to provide optimal and cost-effective educational services at the university, college, and department levels.
-Provide leadership of the College Recruiting Committee.
-Assure compliance with existing programmatic accreditations within the College and pursue new program accreditations as appropriate.
3. Manage and develop personnel associated with the College.
     -Manage and effectively implement the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
-Work with faculty committees to recruit, interview, and recommend new faculty for hire.
-Evaluate the performance of staff and department chairs/program directors, and if necessary, recommend corrective action when needed. Confer with chairs/directors regarding personnel actions as needed.
-Encourage and support the ongoing professional development of faculty and staff to better meet the needs of students and achieve improvement in programs.
-Manage the tenure and promotion system in coordination with the Provost. Recommend candidates for promotion and tenure to the Provost.
4. Ensure appropriate stewardship of the College’s financial resources.
     -Recommend College budget to the Provost designed to provide optimal services in a cost-effective manner.
-Ensure fiscal responsibility with ability to manage College’s finances within the allocated budget.
5. Engage in development and advancement activities in support of the College.
     -Major Gift cultivation and stewardship: Coordinate with development to identify prospects, cultivate giving opportunities, and recognize donors for major gifts to the college.
-Annual Fund support: Provide college resources to support programs that raise funds for The Shawnee Fund and The Friends of Shawnee State Scholarship.
-Advisory Board(s): Serve as chair of the college advisory board (and other program or special initiative boards as may be developed), coordinating with development for prospect development, meetings and agendas, and advisory board member engagement.
-Grants: Coordinate with the grants team to identify opportunities, prioritize and prepare applications, and implement awards for public and private grant funding to the college and specific program and faculty initiatives.
-Alumni engagement: Work with academic programs and departments to identify alumni news, messaging, and event opportunities; refer to development for deployment.
6. Engage in external relations as appropriate to the College’s activities.
-Serve as the “face of the college” with a variety of university, higher education institutions, and community stakeholders and establish and maintain collegial and productive relationships with such stakeholders.
-Respond to requests for information as required by Ohio State law, the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and accrediting agencies.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE)
1. Earned Ph.D. and a strong record of teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with tenured academic rank at the level of professor at the time of appointment in an academic area offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
2. 4-5 years of experience in an academic leadership position at the level of department chair, school director, program director, etc. or above with a successful record in prior positions.
3. Progressive professional growth with skills and experiences germane for this position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

MINIMUM JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Proven leadership, supervision, and budget management skills.
2. Ability to analyze complex issues, manage multiple priorities, problem-solve and respond proactively in addressing academic issues using a collaborative approach.
3. An understanding of the principles of shared governance.
4. A knowledge of best practices as it relates to the development and administration of in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs, student support services, student retention and completion programs, faculty professional development, and faculty labor relations.
5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with faculty, students, and staff in resolving sensitive issues and to lead faculty and staff effectively.
6. Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.
7. A tolerance for ambiguity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in working with collective bargaining agreements.
2. Public speaking and writing skills that result in clear communication and concise reports.
3. Record of working collegially with faculty and staff.
4. Commitment to values and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
5. Knowledge of the Appalachian culture and ability to work with students, including first-generation, non-traditional, and commuting populations.

Working Conditions Summary
Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive dust, noise, heat and the like.

Institutional Statement
SSU seeks individuals who share our commitment to students as our first priority.

AA/EOE Statement
Shawnee State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against any individual because of race, color, genetic information, religion, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or military status.

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