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Dean - College of Humanities and Social Sciences (EXPIRED)

Southeast Missouri State University

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Start date July 1, 2022
Job description

Dean - College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202200032

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Closing: Continuous

Position Summary

Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Southeast Missouri State University, a dynamic and competitive regional public comprehensive institution located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, invites applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The new Dean is to assume office on July 1, 2022.

Founded in 1873 as a teacher's college, Southeast Missouri State University has grown into a comprehensive Master's-level university that provides student centered education, with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, experiential and service-learning opportunities, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional instruction that prepares students for civic responsibility and professional careers.

Named among U.S. News' Best 2022 Regional Universities in the Midwest, Southeast Missouri State University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915 and 35 academic programs hold program-specific accreditations and certifications from 30 accrediting agencies. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is home to the Departments of Communication Studies and Modern Languages; Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology; English; History and Anthropology; and Political Science, Philosophy and Religion. CHSS offers bachelor's and master's degrees, with courses in traditional, Hy-flex and fully online formats.

Reporting to the Provost, the CHSS Dean will develop strategic and innovative partnerships within the College and with other deans and their colleges, faculty, students, staff, and internal and external stakeholders. While providing strong leadership and a clear vision in the College, the Dean's role includes, but is not limited to, supporting and mentoring department chairpersons and faculty. The Dean is responsible for representing the financial needs of the College in the budgeting process. This position builds and maintains donor relationships in support of the academic departments and their missions, priorities, and initiatives. Participating in outreach activities, the Dean engages in admissions, recruitment, retention, and supports experiential learning with emphasis on the scholar-teacher model. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Deans Council and multiple college and university committees, in the interest of shared governance.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should submit a cover letter demonstrating how they meet these required qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in Humanities or Social Sciences that is represented in one of the academic departments in the college from a regionally accredited University

• Record of accomplishments consistent with appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the departments within the college, including evidence of scholarly achievements and distinguished teaching experience

• Demonstrated appreciation for the importance and value of a liberal arts education and an understanding of the diverse disciplines represented in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

• Proven experience in managing and strategically using budgets

• Evidence of effectiveness in planning, implementing, assessing, and fostering academic programs

• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies

• Record of successful administrative experience in higher education, such as program director, department chairperson, associate dean or equivalent position

• Demonstrated commitment to principles of collegiality and shared governance

• Evidence of a commitment to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students

• Demonstrated effective communication skills

Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative support for graduate programs, faculty, and students with a focus on initiatives promoting experiential learning, student success, retention and degree completion.

Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline: The position begins July 1, 2022. To ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by March 4, 2022.

To Apply: Submit the following items by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the job announcement.

• Letter of interest addressing all required qualifications

• Current curriculum vitae

• Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required when an offer of employment is accepted)

• Statement of leadership philosophy

• Names and contact information of five professional references

Additional Information

For a complete position profile, please visit: https://semo.edu/hr/dean-search.

To apply, please visit https://apptrkr.com/2826187

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/2826187
Deadline for full consideration: March 4, 2022, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://semo.edu/
Time created February 4, 2022, 10:02pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 2, 2022, 5:34pm CST
Expired on August 2, 2022, 5:46pm CST
Last updated October 2, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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