Dean - Arts and Sciences Division
- Virginia Community College System
- Location: Wise, Virginia
- Category: Executive-Dean-Fine And Applied Arts
- Posting Date: 05/05/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Dean of Arts and Sciences Division reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Solutions and is responsible for the assigned division.
The goal of the Dean of Arts and Sciences is to assist the Vice President in implementing the educational mission of the college by:
- Serving as a liaison between executive leadership and full-time and part-time students and faculty in the division,
- Serving as a liaison between the division and the community-including schools, colleges, business and industry,
- Maintaining efficient operations and fostering morale within the division,
- Engaging in strategic planning and problem solving,
- Understanding and complying with MECC and VCCS policies, procedures and practices, and performing assigned tasks and reporting requested information promptly and accurately.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
A thorough understanding of diversity in student and employee populations and the ability to connect with, include, and consider all student and employee populations in curriculum development and teaching.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders important to the college.
Understanding and belief in the comprehensive mission of community colleges.
Ability to create and present ideas and budgets to the college and the community at large.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to develop networking relationships and partnerships.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a discipline or field related to the Division of Arts and Sciences.
Minimum of 2 years teaching or occupational experience in a field related to the division or educational preparation above Master’s degree at the rate of 30 undergraduate credits being considered equivalent to one year of teaching or occupational experience, and 24 graduate credits being considered equivalent to one year of teaching or occupational experience.
Experience successfully leading a department in strategic planning, budgeting, and daily operations of employee supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Doctorate in field applicable to the Division.
Six to nine years of total teaching experience in a field applicable to the Division.
Some local, minimal statewide travel.
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/
The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.