Job Posting TitleDean of Behavioral and Social Sciences
LocationLos Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)
Department LocationBehavioral and Social Sciences
Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College (SCC) is a multi-campus, urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park. The college has two educational centers,one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center and civic center. SCC is a vibrant teaching and learning institution with approximately 20,000 day and evening students and is recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
SCC has a rich history in the community and has expanded educational opportunities to students across the region. SCC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into the California State University system. The college offers Career Education certificates and degrees, transfer credit for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college or university, and instruction in basic skills such as English, English as a second language, and mathematics.
Faculty and staff at SCC value a collaborative and diverse campus community. As one of four colleges within the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento City College embraces change, values excellence in academic achievement, and supports the success of students as they pursue their dreams.
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and the Associate Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences is responsible for the administration and supervision of the instructional area, including teaching assignments, staff evaluation and development, curriculum, budget, advisory committees, and the administration of day, evening, off campus, and summer offerings.
The Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences provides general supervision of the affairs of the area, and works with college and district staff in the specified areas of responsibilities.
The disciplines supervised by the Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences include: Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Science, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Gerontology, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Service Learning, Sociology, Social Science, and Women’s Studies. Classes in these disciplines are offered on the main campus in Sacramento, at the Davis Center, and the West Sacramento Center.
The Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences supervises the college’s Child Development Center in its functions as a learning laboratory for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program and as a support service for student parents.
The Department maintains a focus on:
● Providing education for academic and vocational disciplines.
● Embracing an overarching philosophy of innovation and collegiality.
● Refining and developing programs, courses, and delivery methodologies to be responsive to the needs of students.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing leadership for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division in program development, program review, faculty and student recruitment, and evaluation.
● Providing leadership and facilitation in the development of partnerships with transfer institutions, the local community, business and industry, and feeder high schools.
● Promoting student success and improved student learning outcomes.
● Providing administration and supervision to the area, including evaluation, scheduling, budgeting, curriculum development, facilities utilization, and staff development.
● Providing leadership for the integration of general education and career courses and programs.
● Providing leadership and assisting faculty in the development and administration of grants.
● Providing leadership in the development, delivery, and fiscal stability of Child Development Center services.
● Facilitating communication between the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division and the college at large.
● Preparing and assisting in reports as necessary.
● Serving on or chairing college governance committees.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by January 1, 2020.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
● Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college.
● To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at https://jobs.losrios.edu/; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
● Applications submitted without all required documents listed above will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Click Foreign Transcripts Evaluations on the Human Resources Services page for details.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary$136,580 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position.
Beginning on or about January 1, 2020.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.
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