Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Position ID: 45184
Savannah State University
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Dean
Job Description: 

Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Job Summary    

Savannah State University invites qualified candidates to apply for Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS). Reporting to the Dean, this position provides assistance in a number of key areas affecting the operation of CLASS. Specifically, this position will handle all student matters that are directed to the Dean’s Office as well as assist the Dean with supervising the curriculum, courses and methods of instruction for all CLASS areas. The successful candidate will also assist in the management of the staff of the College and assist the Dean in faculty matters as directed. Additionally, the successful candidate will:

• Assist in providing leadership in the areas of general day to day division activities, student success, program success and student concerns.

• Address student academic concerns and complaints.

• Provide assistance to the Dean in the coordination of the operational function of the academic mission of the College.

• Serve as the signatory for student related paperwork.

• Serve as the signatory for faculty related paperwork in the absence of the Dean.

• Assist with the supervision of the administrative staff of the College to include selection, evaluation, promotion and discipline.

• Support the Dean in the general supervision over the work and conduct of the faculty, staff and students of CLASS.

• Collaborate with the Dean and Department Chairs to develop and support the enhancement of the faculty.

• Assist the departments in the administration and coordination of academic advisement and course offerings.

• Serve as a liaison to the other administrative units of the University to promote CLASS endeavors.

• Assist the Dean in the preparation of any reports needed to describe or support the work of the College.

• Assist with budget management.

• Represent the College at events and activities when the Dean is unavailable.

• Coordinate and implement College wide training for faculty (to include adjuncts) and staff.

This position may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description.

Minimum Qualifications             

• A terminal degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Liberal Arts or a related field.

• At least two (2) years of college teaching experience.

• Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.

• Must be sensitive to and have an understanding of the academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of a diverse student body.

• The ability to support the Dean in building and maintaining academic programming and supporting the needs of CLASS students.

• The ability to maintain confidentiality.

Special Information to Applicants           

Savannah State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, genetics, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records State.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
2 years
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator