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Dean of Humanities, English and Social Sciences (Re-advertised)

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Submit a cover letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualification and criteria listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

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Position Information

Position Title Dean of Humanities, English and Social Sciences (Re-advertised)
Position Type Administrative
Department Humanities, English and Social Science
FLSA Exempt
Union/Non Union Non Union
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Grade 19
Salary Range
Hiring Salary Range Salary commensurate with degree and experience.
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary Regular
Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost of Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, a key member of the Teaching, Learning , and Student Success leadership tam, and core member of the President’s Expanded Senior Leadership Team, the Dean of Humanities, English, and Social Sciences ensures the educational welfare of students and the professional needs of faculty and staff in the division. The Dean is responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with College’s strategic plan. The Dean fosters and supports innovative teaching and learning approaches for the division, actively promotes and advocates for College’s implementation of guided pathways, and supports students throughout their educational journey. The Dean is responsible and accountable for the development, expansion, and continuous improvement of high-quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs and provide stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary and postsecondary partners as well as the College’s noncredit programs and offerings. The Dean develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. The Dean fosters a high-quality environment of teaching and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s Degree required and Doctoral Degree preferred in one of the fields/disciplines represented in the Division:
    Humanities: Art, Music, Philosophy,
    Communication/Theatre, Spanish, French,
    English as Second Language
    English: English, Developmental
    English and Reading
    Social Sciences: History, Geography,
    Political Science, Anthropology, Psychology,
    Sociology, Human Services, Academic
  2. A certificate in academic leadership preferred.
  3. Eight years of progressive academic leadership experiences.
  4. Faculty member: Minimum four years’ full time, post-secondary teaching experience required.
  5. Department Chair or comparable position in post-secondary setting: Minimum four years ‘supervisor experience.
  6. College and/or University experience required.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Ability to produce a vision for the division that aligns with the College’s vision, mission and strategic plan.
  2. Budget experience that encompasses the management of resources and the reconciliation of competing needs in excess of available resources.
  3. Experience writing and developing successful proposals for grants from external sources.
  4. High energy level, sense of humor, diplomatic/tactful, and passionate about the dimensions of this position.
  5. Flexible and adaptable.
  6. Demonstrated courage, tenacity, and patience in the face of challenges; ability to suggest creative solutions to challenges.
  7. Knowledge of College policy and ability to interpret and apply policy for divisional staff, faculty, and students.
  8. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate needs and concerns of stakeholders.
  9. History of being open-minded, supportive, trustworthy, and fair.
  10. Exceptional communication skills; ability to define and articulate the College’s goals and show others how to get there.
  11. Ability to talk and listen to staff and faculty at all levels of the College.
  12. Demonstrated honesty, integrity, and fairness in supervisory relationships.
  13. Willingness to take accountability and responsibility for the success of the division and the College.
  14. Demonstrated project planning and management, time management, and priority setting skills. Ability to work successfully in a high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  15. Demonstrated history of on-time delivery of projects; project coordination; and anticipation of issues.
  16. Computer literate and open to the development and implementation of innovative delivery systems and enhanced teaching through advanced information technologies.
  17. Ability to promote collegiality and build consensus and work as a team member
  18. Knowledge about and skills with motivational and team-building techniques
  19. Knowledge and skills in curriculum development, program development and grant writing
  20. Knowledge about county, state, and regional workforce needs
  21. Knowledge of and experience with the external accrediting process for select programs within the scope of the division
Job Requirements
  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  3. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC91011/12
Open Date 09/15/2017
Close Date 10/20/2017
Open Until Filled No
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualification and criteria listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Please explain your progressive academic leadership experience within the last eight years and department chair or comparable position in post-secondary setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Min Qual: Do you have four years of secondary or post secondary teaching or secondary or post secondary advising/guidance/counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter "See Resume"

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you supervised personnel and administered programs directly related to the professional area for a minimum of four years?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  7. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected "Other" please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other