Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Warwick, RI, USA
  • Jan 19, 2021
Full time History Humanities: Other Law & Criminal Justice Social & Behavioral Sciences Deans & Directors

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provide leadership in creating a culture of collaboration within the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences* Division while guiding the growth and expansion of curricular offerings. Support and collaborate with the Division’s chairs, faculty, and staff in a multi-campus environment.

*The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division is comprised of the following departments: Art, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, English, World Languages and Cultures, Human Services, Performing Arts (Music and Theatre), Physical Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology).


Duties and Responsibilities:

Academic Leadership:

  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of programs, initiatives, and projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • Collaborate with faculty to review curricula, learning outcomes, ongoing assessment results, and current research as a basis for improving instructional offerings and outcomes.
  • Coordinate curricula, program development, academic policy, and program and degree requirement changes within Division.
  • Manage and coordinate scheduling and academic offerings at all campuses in collaboration with other academic deans.
  • Coordinate the Honors, Study Abroad, and other special programs.
  • Collaborate with the other academic deans to provide leadership in the Liberal Arts and General Studies programs.
  • Support the professional development of divisional faculty and seek resources to promote effective teaching and learning.
  • Provide direction that assists divisional faculty and staff in meeting the stated expectations and responsibilities of governing contracts.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.


  • Provide leadership and oversight that results in enhancing institutional effectiveness, particularly within the Academic Affairs division.
  • Collaborate with divisional department chairs to hire and orient new full and part-time faculty.
  • Review and approve divisional teaching assignments and schedules to ensure workload compliance with faculty collective bargaining contract
  • Oversee the divisional faculty evaluation process, review faculty evaluations, and evaluate department chairs.
  • Review and evaluate sabbatical leave, tenure, and promotion applications for divisional faculty.
  • Conduct on-going divisional meetings with department chairs to strengthen communication, collaboration, and program effectiveness.
  • Prepare and manage divisional budget.
  • Coordinate with department chairs to establish divisional priorities that support CCRI’s current Strategic Plan and review and monitor departmental budgets.
  • Coordinate with department chairs, Enrollment Services, and other academic deans to develop, monitor, and manage the master schedule.
  • Chair or participate in various academic affairs and college-wide committees, as appropriate.
  • Promote understanding of standards required for regional NECHE accreditation.
  • Manage special projects requiring research and/or grant proposal development, assist with data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Chair and/or participate in various divisional and college-wide committees and other related duties as required by Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in a related field, required.
  • Distinguished record of teaching as a full-time faculty member with earned rank within one of the disciplines within the division, required.
  • Demonstrated leadership in higher education administration, required.

The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and effective decision-making and organizational skills.
  • Collective bargaining experience.
  • Experience working in a unionized, multi-campus community college environment.
  • Will have demonstrated effectiveness in academic program planning and evaluation, curriculum development, student learning outcomes’ assessment, implementation of general education requirements, academic scheduling, and budget preparation.
  • Will have familiarity with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other instructional technologies.
  • Will have experience with Banner or other higher education ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system.
  • Will possess an earned doctorate.

Application Details

To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by 03/08/2021, 11:59 PM (EST). Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

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Application Deadline

March 8, 2021