Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, Division of Arts, Humanities, and Adult Education
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Dean provides strategic leadership and direction for the
Division of Arts, Humanities and Adult Education. The Dean is
responsible for providing leadership and support to full and
part-time faculty and staff assigned to the area including the
departments of Language and Literature, Arts and Communication,
Hyannis Center, Adult Education Center, Foreign Film Series,
International Education and Study Abroad for Credit Courses,
College Liaison to the Academy for Lifelong Learning, Student Media
Board and the Student Radio Station, WKKL. The Dean will
oversee external accreditation and periodic internal program
reviews; encourage and develop excellence in teaching and
curriculum development; support the use of technology and
innovative pedagogy to improve student learning and success;
monitor local, regional, and national trends to ensure programs
meet workforce and transfer pathways; support faculty in new
program development; implement College administrative and academic
policies; hire part-time faculty and staff implementing collective
bargaining provisions; develop the academic schedule; develop and
execute divisional and area budgets; assist with writing and
managing grants; and interface with K-12, post-secondary, and
industry partners to create new programs and work to advance the
College’s mission and strategic plan.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
A. Personnel Management and
1. Serve as the administrative officer of the Division and
supervise full-time day faculty, adjunct faculty, program
coordinators, and support staff, as appropriate.
2. Encourage excellence in teaching and professional
3. Encourage strong interaction of faculty and staff within
4. Implement collective bargaining agreements as they relate
to members of the Division in consultation with the Human Resources
5. Make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic
& Student Affairs on recruitment, full-time and adjunct
appointments, reappointments, salary adjustments, promotions,
sabbaticals, tenure, and leaves of absence for all faculty in the
Division, day and evening.
6. Conduct at least one Division meeting during the Fall and
7. Assign teaching loads to Division faculty based on
information assembled by the Department Chairs.
8. Meet with Division faculty members as needed to discuss any
matter of concern.
9. Assist in overall development and administration of grant
B. Curriculum Development and Management
1. Assist the Department Chairs in developing and
maintaining appropriate course curricula and assessments of student
2. Collaborate with Department Chairs, Program Coordinators,
Advising and Counseling Center, and Associate Dean of Online and
Blended Learning to develop semester academic schedules.
3. Advise on programs and policies and coordinate them with
other areas of the College.
4. Review and recommend, as appropriate, revisions of all
program requirements, catalog descriptions and prerequisites for
all courses within the Division.
5. Maintain appropriate records of programs and courses
6. Assist in the development of articulation agreements with
7. Communicate and implement academic policies.
8. Provide information and support to other areas of the
C. General Administrative Duties and
1. Coordinate the cost center budget.
2. Approve all expenditures by members of the Division,
regardless of source of funding.
3. Assist in the development of the master schedule and assign
faculty workloads within that schedule.
4. Act on all faculty requests for attendance at professional
meetings in consultation with the President or Vice
5. Recommend travel requests to the Vice President of Academic
& Student Affairs.
6. Ensure that Division policies and procedures are consistent
with institutional policies and procedures.
7. Represent the Division on College committees and serve on
committees as assigned.
8. Prepare academic information for a variety of publications
including college catalogs and brochures, etc., in cooperation with
the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, and submit
materials to the Director of Public Affairs and Marketing for
9. Attend the President’s Leadership Council.
10. Other duties as assigned.
D. Professional and External Affairs
1. Attend and represent the College at statewide and other
meetings, conventions, seminar, workshops, etc., as
2. Support and assist Department Chairs and Program
Coordinators in matters of licensure and accreditation.
3. Work with Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in
assembling and maintaining appropriate advisory committees.
4. Support outreach activities to businesses, K-12 schools,
other colleges, and the community.
5. Hold regular meetings with appropriate faculty and staff to
review and evaluate policies and procedures.
1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in one of
the disciplines represented in the Division or equivalent.
2. Three years of full-time, college level teaching
3. Three years of management experience in a post-secondary
institution as the Department Chair or Dean.
4. Experience in the development of cutting edge, academically
sound programs that prepare students for the workforce and/or
transfer to baccalaureate institutions.
5. Experience using a variety of traditional and innovative
pedagogical practices that promote student learning.
6. Experience in curriculum development including the use of
assessment strategies to measure instructional effectiveness and
student learning outcomes.
7. Experience working with diverse populations to create an
inclusive and collegial campus climate.
8. Demonstrated commitment to the comprehensive community
COMPENSATION: Full-time, Non-Unit
Professional Position. Annual Salary Range of
$105,000-$110,000, dependent upon
qualifications. Includes participation in a
comprehensive employee benefits program.
Location/Region: West Barnstable, MA (US - 02668)