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Assistant Dean of Humanities

Union County College

Job Description

Assistant Dean of Humanities


Full Job Description

Under the direction of the Academic Dean, Assistant Academic Deans provide support to the Academic Deans in the areas of staffing classes, curriculum revision and development, technology, and assessment, with a focus on academic excellence. The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Academic Dean are to hire, supervise and evaluate adjunct faculty and develop course schedules. The Assistant Academic Dean will assist the Dean in achieving institutional goals and will embrace change and contribute to student success initiatives. As part of a leadership culture that is focused on planning, student success, and institutional advocacy, the Assistant Dean will possess a strong commitment to innovation and excellence combined with effective change strategies while contributing to strategic planning efforts.

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Hire, supervise and evaluate adjunct faculty.
  • Orient adjunct faculty to the Division.
  • Review course syllabi with adjunct faculty.
  • Collaborate with adjunct faculty to strengthen all aspects of the instructional role with an emphasis on supporting pedagogy that engages students.
  • Develop Division course schedules.
  • Assure that all elements of Program Assessment are completed.
  • Advance Professional Development opportunities in conjunction with Division faculty
  • Develop and maintain Division web site.
  • Monitor enrollment reports of all scheduled courses within the Division.
  • Assist Academic Dean in preparation of academic year-end reports.
  • Address student concerns through collaboration with the Student Development Division or individual faculty as appropriate.
  • Manage the advisory committee process for all career programs within the Division.
  • Participate in grant development and administration.
  • Serve on Committees as assigned.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
Education Requirements
Master’s degree required

  • Teaching experience required, community college teaching preferred
  • Three years of progressive administrative experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience in planning, coordination and on-going improvement of curriculum and instruction preferred.
  • Experience in outcomes assessment preferred.
Competencies and Skills Required
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Commitment to student success
  • Participatory leadership style; demonstrated creativity and flexibility in problem solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence
  • Sensitivity to the educational and personal goals of a diverse student population.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
  • Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Some travel is required.
Salary $70,000-$90,000
Additional Information
Union College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.

Union College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten-week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.

Terms of Employment
Full Time. Flexible schedule to meet College needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off-campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

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