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Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
 
 
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Date Posted September 07, 2020
Category
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Posting Number
FAC00056PO20

Advertised Title
Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Campus
Upstate

College/Division
USC Upstate College/Division Level

Department
UPS Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Advertised Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location of Vacancy
USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week
37.5

Position Category
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis
12 months

Work County
Spartanburg

Tenure Information
Tenure-Track/Tenured

Job Search Category
Faculty

Advertised Job Summary

University of South Carolina Upstate

Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The University of South Carolina Upstate is seeking a visionary, innovative, enthusiastic, and student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The candidate should possess a record of academic administrative and teaching excellence, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and inclusive decision-making. The ideal candidate must successfully engage and work well with various stake-holders – faculty, staff, students, fellow administrators, and community members – in building a vision for the College that emphasizes academic excellence. The College currently has 11 majors, 29 minors, and 1 certificate program.

Key duties include:
Recruiting, developing, and managing an outstanding faculty;

Identifying and building academic programs for 21st century undergraduate and graduate students;

Identifying and crafting strategies for student recruitment and retention;

Identifying and cultivating community engagement opportunities;

Managing the College’s social media presence;

Overseeing the development of all academic programs within the College;

Creating an inclusive, team-oriented environment among faculty and staff;

Managing a large budget.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate experience as both a team member and team leader, should understand the importance of both budget and personnel management, have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, promote and encourage critical thinking, be able to attract external funding, create and strengthen ties with the community, and possess strong communication skills.

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system, and is among the fastest growing universities in the state with more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and education, as well as 17 NCAA Division I sports teams. U.S. News and World Reports recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public regional College in the South. USC Upstate has also been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta on the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The university has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body, many of whom are first-generation students. We are an EOE /AA employer and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We seek a leader committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity at USC Upstate. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience

The successful candidate will hold an earned a doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution, a clear record of distinguished teaching and scholarship, and qualify as a full professor in one of the College’s disciplines. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above, as well as a proven record of faculty supervision. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have a combined five years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above.

Desired Start Date
07/01/2021

Job Open Date
06/08/2020

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application and attach any materials that are marked as required. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Dr. Chris Bender (cbender@uscupstate.edu). Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the application under Supporting Documents. Submissions must be complete for consideration. Should the applicant be invited to interview, additional materials may be requested. Review of applications begins August 24, 2020, and and will continue until the position is filled. If selected, official transcripts will be required before the hire date, as well as the successful completion of a background check.

Dr. Chris Bender

Chair, Search Committee

cbender@uscupstate.edu

864-503-5755

Quicklink for Posting
http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/82449

EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

*
Do you have an earned a doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution, a clear record of distinguished teaching and scholarship, and qualify as a full professor in one of the College's disciplines?

Yes

No

*
Do you have a minimum of three years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above, as well as a proven record of faculty supervision?

Yes

No

*
Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but it is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?

Yes

No

*
This University of South Carolina Upstate position is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Do you wish to continue applying for this position?

Yes

No

*
In one or two short paragraphs, please share why you are interested in this position and how your experiences have prepared you for this opportunity.

(Open Ended Question)

*
Briefly describe experiences you have had with leading a diverse group of faculty.

(Open Ended Question)

*
Provide a specific instance of how you resolved a conflict among faculty.

(Open Ended Question)

*
Briefly describe experiences you have had with maintaining a budget.

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Other Supporting Documents

List of References and Contact Information

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