Title: Assistant Dean, Social Sciences, Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Studies
Department: Liberal Arts
Campus Location: Arnold/Main Campus
Salary Range: $111,621 - $139,526
Work Mode: This position requires some regular in-person presence on campus or at alternative locations, depending on business needs of the office.
Hours Per Week: 40
Position Type: Full-Time Staff, Exempt
The Assistant Dean, Social Sciences, Philosophy, and Interdisciplinary Studies, is responsible for the oversight, leadership, and operations of these departments in the School of Liberal Arts. The Assistant Dean will be committed to student engagement and completion through the development and support of a highly credentialed faculty. The Assistant Dean will research, develop and maintain strategic partnerships, lead innovative efforts in the development and delivery of high-quality curriculum, manage and supervise faculty and staff, ensure that appropriate enrollment, retention, and completion benchmarks are set and met, and oversee department budgets. The Assistant Dean establishes a culture of continuous improvement through engagement with and support of faculty, course/program learning outcomes assessment, curriculum development and revision, and through outreach to ensure that academic pathways to and from each program in their areas are seamless and transparent for students. This position reports to the Dean of Liberal Arts.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT: Analyzes various data sets to develop and implement strategic programming and scheduling with the end goal of maximizing increasing student success while efficiently utilizing college resources. Works with the appropriate personnel within the School of Liberal Arts and the College to develop and implement targeted marketing strategies for areas of responsibility. Assures instruction is regularly assessed to ensure that programs and courses meet student success, equity, and enrollment goals. Ensure that scheduling operations in general lead to retention completion.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COLLABORATION: Collaborates with a variety of college personnel to implement the division's and school’s shared vision and strategic values. Serves on college-wide committees to further the completion goals of the institution. Liaises with related professional and community organizations on behalf of AACC to build and maintain strategic partnerships and ensure program currency and pathways to relevant institutions.
PATHWAYS: Supports the Dean to ensure that pathways from Anne Arundel County Public School to AACC are aligned to 4-year colleges, and that the job market is transparent. Aligns year-long schedule to meet completion of established pathways. Makes connections with external audiences to ensure that programs align with public schools, transfer institutions, and job opportunities. Ensures that connections with advising support students’ academic and career goals.
COMPLIANCE: Facilitates the processes of programs complying with accrediting organizations, regulatory agencies, college policies, relevant state regulations, apprenticeship requirements, and any specific industry licensure or certification requirements.
SUPERVISION: Determines roles and responsibilities of departmental personnel and oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff. Manage promotion and tenure processes and professional development planning. Ensures that departments have plans for full-time and adjunct faculty to continuously improve pedagogy.
CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT: Supports faculty in the creation of new curricula and developing and monitoring course and program outcomes. Establish a comprehensive schedule of program and course-level assessments. Leads faculty in discussions of assessment and continuous improvement in student learning. Support faculty in implementing changes in courses and programs based on documented assessment. Ensure compliance with internal and external curriculum and assessment needs.
BUDGET AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT: Oversees the preparation and ongoing analysis of multiple types of departmental budgets and accounts (e.g., operating, enterprise, grants, lab fees, etc.) and enrollment projections to achieve departmental and school goals. Oversees the departmental dashboard as well as data collection and reporting.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Oversees strategic initiatives and other projects that may arise from the Dean's office or VP of Learning.
STUDENT COMPLAINTS: Manage student complaints within their areas of responsibility and according to program and college policies.
Master's degree in one of the academic disciplines, or a related field, the Assistant Dean will oversee.
Evidence of 5 or more years of recent full-time teaching experience with excellence.
Experience with curriculum development, learning outcomes assessment, promotion and tenure processes, and college governance.
Evidence of leadership in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility in higher education.
Demonstrated commitment to collaborative management, team-building, and consensus-building.
History of active participation in professional development activities showing commitment to continuous improvement.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking and delivering presentations.
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
Ph.D. or terminal degree in one of the disciplines, or a related field, that the Assistant Dean will oversee.
Community college experience is strongly preferred.
Evidence of teaching excellence with adult learners in multiple formats (i.e. online, hybrid, and face-to-face).
Two or more years of experience leading an academic department at a community college, including supervising and evaluating faculty and/or staff, and conflict resolution.
Experience with enrollment management, pathways and articulation agreements, program evaluation, and budget preparation management.
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