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Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Position Category Staff - NonClassified
Job Summary

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

JOB SUMMARY: Facilitate the development, delivery and assessment of curricula in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences* degree and certificate programs. Support and collaborate with the Division’s chairs, faculty, and staff in a multi-campus environment.

*The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences division is comprised of the following departments: Art, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, English, Foreign Languages and Cultures, Human Services, Performing Arts (Music and Theatre), Psychology, and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology).

Duties and Responsibilities

Academic Leadership:
• Provide leadership for the development and implementation of programs, initiatives, and projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
• Collaborate with faculty to review curricula, learning outcomes, ongoing assessment results, and current research as a basis for improving instructional offerings and outcomes
• Coordinate curricula, program development, academic policy, and program and degree requirement changes within Division
• Manage and coordinate scheduling and academic offerings at all campuses in collaboration with other academic deans
• Coordinate the Honors, Study Abroad, and other special programs
• Collaborate with the other academic deans to provide leadership in the Liberal Arts and General Studies programs
• Support the professional development of divisional faculty and seek resources to promote effective teaching and learning
• Provide direction that assists divisional faculty and staff in meeting the stated expectations and responsibilities of governing contracts

• Provide leadership and oversight that results in enhancing institutional effectiveness, particularly within the Academic Affairs division
• Collaborate with divisional department chairs to hire and orient new full and part-time faculty
• Review divisional teaching assignments and schedules to ensure workload compliance with faculty collective bargaining contract
• Oversee the divisional faculty evaluation process, review faculty evaluations, and evaluate department chairs
• Review and evaluate sabbatical leave, tenure, and promotion applications for divisional faculty
• Conduct on-going divisional meetings with department chairs to strengthen communication, collaboration, and program effectiveness
• Coordinate with department chairs to establish divisional priorities that support CCRI’s current Strategic Plan and review and monitor departmental budgets
• Coordinate with department chairs, Enrollment Services, and other academic deans to develop, monitor, and manage the master schedule
• Chair or participate in various academic affairs and college-wide committees, as appropriate
• Promote understanding of standards required for regional NEASC accreditation
• Contribute to the development and management of externally funded grant projects related to the academic division
• Assist the Vice President for Academic Affairs with the administration of the Division of Academic Affairs and perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Earned Doctorate degree in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences required.
• Distinguished record of teaching as a tenured faculty member in one of the disciplines within the Division
• A minimum of three years of higher education administration experience, preferably in a unionized, multi-campus community college environment
• Demonstrated effectiveness in academic program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, student learning outcomes’ assessment, implementation of general education requirements, academic scheduling, and budget preparation
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and effective decision-making and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Collective bargaining experience
• Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other instructional technologies
• Experience with Banner or other higher education ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system

Reports To Vice President for Academic Affairs
Campus Location All Campuses
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union Non-Union
Pay Grade BOE 18
Salary Range Range begins at $84,577
Additional Salary Information

Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience

Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Desired Start Date asap
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 07/20/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by November 30, 2017.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include name and contact information for three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate degree in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a distinguished record of teaching as a tenured faculty member in one of the disciplines within the division?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least a minimum of three years' higher education administration experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have higher education administration experience in a unionized, multi-campus community college environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have collective bargaining experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you familiar with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other instructional technologies?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with Banner or other higher education ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Where did you first learn of this job opportunity? (web site, advertisement/publication, agency referral, personal referral, other). Please be specific when using web site or publication names.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document