Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Full-Time Staff Posted On: Tue Feb 18 2020 Job Description:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences provides student-focused vision and leadership for faculty and programs within the Division at all MassBay locations. This individual will lead by valuing academic gravity, equity, transparency, collaboration, respect, and diversity.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Provides leadership to achieve educational excellence and student success in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division across the departments of Humanities, English, Communication, Literature and Cultural Studies, World Languages, and Social Sciences;
Promotes and supports the professional development of divisional faculty and staff;
Provides leadership in the recruitment, retention, and integration of adjunct faculty;
Manages course scheduling, faculty assignments, and instructional delivery for courses in the Division at all locations;
Provides direct management and coordination of divisional innovative projects;
Collaborates on developing the College's marketing plan;
Participates in outreach initiatives for academic affairs, including K-12, dual enrollment, and four-year college and university articulations;
Aligns academic programs with the needs of the community, as well as business and industry;
Collaborates with the Corporate Partnerships and Workforce Development office to develop linkages between non-credit and credit-based offerings;
Provides leadership in establishing and assessing course and program goals in relation to institutional goals;
Oversees the completion of program reviews for divisional academic programs;
Ensures that programs have active and appropriately-constituted advisory boards;
Participates in the preparation of the College catalog, website, academic calendar, semester course schedules, student handbook, and related publications;
Conducts performance evaluations for personnel within the Division;
Makes recommendations for appointment, promotion, tenure, reappointment, sabbatical leave, and other personnel actions within the Division;
Holds regularly scheduled division meetings;
Ensures compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agencies/associations;
Represents the President and the College in a variety of settings as required;
Participates in the development and implementation of division and institutional plans;
Prepares annual reports and other documents as required;
Participates in the identification and development of grants to support academic initiatives.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegiality and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
At least four years of full-time community college-level teaching experience;
Leadership experience in higher education; administrative service as a department chair, program director or other administrative position;
A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the values and goals of Massachusetts public higher education;
A demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college, to broad-based institutional planning, to shared governance, and to student development and success;
An appreciation for collective bargaining values and processes;
A demonstrated ability to build a culture of academic excellence, integrity and civility;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body;
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with under-served students
Education: Earned doctorate or currently pursuing a doctoral degree in humanities or social science discipline or higher education administration from an accredited college/university.
Salary Range: $100,000 - $120,000
Classification: Non-Unit Professional
Source of Funding: State Appropriation
Deadline: March 3, 2020, or after that until filled.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.