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Dean of School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Lehigh Carbon Community College

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Dean of School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences


Full Job Description


Date Position Open: Immediately

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Salary Range: $91,364 - $120,243

FLSA Status: Exempt



The dean for the school of humanities and social sciences is responsible for the leadership of the faculty and staff in the school. The dean builds partnerships across the college and within the community, spearheads college initiatives, promotes educational innovations, and establishes a credit schedule which promotes student completion. This position is required to travel to our off-campus sites at Allentown Donley Center and LCCC Morgan Center –Tamaqua.The dean of the school of humanities and social sciences reports directly to the vice president for academic services and student development.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Recruits, orients, supervises, and evaluates staff, program coordinators, director, and faculty.
  • Performs monthly duties at our off-campus sites at Allentown Donley Center and LCCC Morgan Center –Tamaqua to develop credit schedules with site supervisors and to meet with and observe faculty teaching at the site locations.
  • Participates on DEI committee and serves as co-chair.
  • Provides oversight and participation with honors scholars program and liberal arts
  • Supervises the radio station staff.
  • Serves as lead on the schedule review process.
  • Serves as Academic Services liaison with High School Connections for dual enrollment course scheduling and staffing
  • Fosters faculty professional development, and recruiting/retaining/supporting excellent faculty.
  • Promotes faculty engagement using shared governance.
  • Responsible for scheduling and staffing of all credit courses in collaboration with the deans of other schools, online education, concurrent enrollment, and enrollment management.
  • Approves faculty class schedules.
  • Provides day-to-day support for faculty, addresses faculty concerns, and supports faculty innovations.
  • Responds to student issues and supports student initiatives.
  • Oversees program accreditation activities, program and course assessment reporting, curriculum feasibility and compliance.
  • Understands the potential exposure of the compliance risk and ensure measures are in place to proactively mitigate those exposures.
  • Participates in the program 5-year Academic Audit process.
  • Manages school office, budget, and labs.
  • Serves as a member of the president’s cabinet.
  • Collaborate with other leadership and members of the college community to advance the college’s goals, mission, and strategic plan.
  • Acts as administrative liaison with advisory committee, institutional committees and councils.
  • Participation in institution or School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences program level funding by federal, state or foundation grant implementation and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates faculty professional development, particularly in pedagogy, grant writing, and interdisciplinary learning, with emphasis on continuous improvement of technical skills and curricular innovations.
  • Promotes the college’s interests with internal and external constituencies.
  • Ensure daily operations of WXLV.
  • Supports student publications.
  • Develops and maintains an operational manual.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the vice president for academic services and student support.


Required Qualifications


  • Master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Act 153 Clearances (Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Cogent Clearance Fingerprinting)
Work Experience
  • Five years administrative experience.
  • Experience in collegiate teaching.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Must demonstrate experience in working with faculty to develop innovative programs, write grants, increase student success/retention, and fashion articulation agreements.
  • Must have well-developed leadership and interpersonal skills in addition to embracing diversity in the college community.
  • Must demonstrate analytical and communication skills as demonstrated by an ability to use data lead change effectively.
  • Must possess a strong understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the comprehensive community college.
  • Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.
  • Doctorate from a regionally accredited college of university.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)


Lehigh Carbon Community College provides the following benefits to full-time staff:
1. Health Insurance -Medical benefit/Prescription Drug/ and Dental benefit plans covering full-time staff, spouse, and dependents.
2. Vision
3. Flexible Spending Account
4. Life and Accidental Death Dismemberment - A term life and A.D. &D. insurance policy equal to two times the employee's salary will be provided.
5. Long-Term Disability Insurance
6. Vacation/Sick/Personal Choice Days
7. Employee Assistance Program
8. Education Assistance Program
9. Tuition Waiver for Lehigh Carbon Community College
10. Retirement
11. Bereavement Leave
12. 13 Paid Holidays

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