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Dean, Arts & Sciences

at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois, United States

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Position Title:Dean, Arts & Sciences

Job Description:POSITION TITLE:Dean of Arts and Sciences
STATUS:Full-time
DEPARTMENT: Arts and Sciences
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Academic Affairs
PLACEMENT: Administrative Grade S16
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$105,788 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Dean of Arts and Sciences is the chief support and administrative position for programming in the areas of Math, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Fine Arts, and English, Philosophy, and World Languages. The Dean maintains and upholds the College's values of Respect and Inclusion, Integrity, Collaboration, Humor and Well-Being, Innovation, Quality and Sustainability. The Dean advances the academic vision and leadership required to achieve high standards of excellence in instruction and services with measurable outcomes for faculty, staff and students as they relate to academic planning, programming, and assessment. The Dean will incorporate a strategic and collaborative approach in the development of programs, faculty, and resource management, while working within budget parameters. The Dean builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders through the shared College vision, mission, and values and meets the needs of employers and students. This position requires flexibility which may include occasional evenings and weekends.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Recommend, design, develop, and implement policies, procedures, and initiatives related to the advancement and improvement of arts and sciences programs and courses to promote student success, while following relevant, local, state, and federal guidelines. Oversee the development, review and recommendations/changes in courses and programs assigned within the division.
2. Provide leadership for the academic programs' strategic planning activities to align with JJC's Strategic Goals and Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Plan, Educational Plan, Annual Program Updates (APU), and designated College continuous quality improvement processes for program improvement.
3. Provide leadership and managerial oversight (e.g. recruit, select, develop, schedule, respond to grievances and recommend disciplinary actions) of faculty and provide direct supervision to classified, professional exempt, and/or student work/work study students. Adhere to the full-time and adjunct faculty contracts, professional support bargaining agreement/rules, and all federal (e.g. ACA), state (e.g. SURS) and district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations and student success. Address questions and disputes regarding contracts and faculty workloads.
4. Lead diversity activities and initiatives as they pertain to recruitment and retention of faculty and staff within the Academic Affairs division.
5. Oversee the development, coordination and publication of the course schedules including adding and cancelling of classes. Provide oversight of faculty teaching load. Monitor deadlines to ensure a holistic schedule of classes to promote student completion.
6. Maintain repository of adjunct instructors. Ensure consistent process of adjunct recruitment and credentialing.
7. Participate in relevant community activities and initiatives; identify potential partnerships and leverage division- and campus-specific, district-wide, and external resources.
8. Engage in professional development activities, including representing the college... For full info follow application link.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College's programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.

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Job Posting: 11929123

Posted On: May 25, 2024

Updated On: May 25, 2024

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