Dean for Visual and Performing Arts, Education, and Sciences

  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Sugar Grove, IL, USA
  • Sep 17, 2021
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Job Description

The Dean for Visual and Performing Arts, Education, and Sciences is responsible for providing administrative leadership and supervision for the academic disciplines of Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Disability Studies, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Geology, Geography, Education, Kinesiology/Physical Education, Music, Physics, Sustainability, and Theatre. Responsibilities for this position encompass budgeting, course and program scheduling, faculty and staff selection, orientation and evaluation of staff and faculty, curriculum and program development, assessment of student learning, and overall supervision of the division. This position reports to the Executive Dean for Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Develop an instructional schedule for the division for each semester and assign individual instructors to implement the schedule.

In collaboration with Human Resources and the Executive Dean for Liberal Arts and Sciences, as appropriate, maintain staffing for the division, including the recommendation of full-time faculty and support staff for employment and the extension of offers of employment to adjunct faculty and part-time staff.

Provide direct supervision for full-time faculty and support staff within the division, facilitating professional development through the tenure process and annual staff appraisal system. In addition, collaborate with the Assistant Dean to provide indirect supervision for adjunct faculty in the division.

Coordinate the curriculum process for all instructional areas in the division, collaborating with full-time faculty members to review and evaluate curricula and to recommend curriculum revisions; and provide leadership for the development of new curricula in relevant discipline areas.

Provide leadership for the assessment of student learning for all instructional areas in the division, collaborating with full-time and adjunct faculty members to design assessment plans, evaluate course outcomes, collect data, and use results to enhance curriculum and instruction.

Develop, plan, and implement various Visual and Performing Arts, Education, and Sciences division events to support student success, and community engagement.

Develop partnerships in the college community to assist in program growth, expand program awareness, and increase program stability in the disciplines.

Prepare and monitor division budgets including the review and recommendation of staffing needs, oversight of grants, purchase and maintenance of equipment, and purchase of software.

Provide leadership for student recruitment and retention for all instructional programs in the division in cooperation with full-time faculty, Admissions, and Marketing and Communications.

Interact with students to resolve student complaints and provide program and course advisement, as needed.

Maintain contact with local employers, transfer institutions and appropriate community groups to ensure the relevance of programs and criteria.

Prepare and submit to the Executive Dean for Liberal Arts and Sciences all required forms and reports for the division, such as annual goals, division accomplishments, and employee evaluations.

Serve as a member of the administrative team, participating in the Instructional Council, serving on college committees as requested, assuming responsibility for membership in a community service organization, and developing effective working relationships within the college to address issues that relate to both instruction and the overall mission of the college.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required; master’s degree in one of the division subject areas preferred.

Minimum three years of experience in higher education at the administrative level required.

Three years of supervisory/leadership experience required.

Teaching experience in higher education required; teaching experience at the community college preferred.

Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and assessment of student learning required.

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