Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • Jul 07, 2022
Full time Art & Art History Sciences and Technology: other Deans & Directors

Job Description

The Dean is expected to be an outstanding educator, experienced leader, collaboratively minded,
entrepreneurial, and committed to sustainable educational practices that promote a strong culture of student success with the DEi framework.

The mission of the Governors State University College of Arts and Sciences is to provide an accessible, high-quality education to a diverse student body primarily from the Chicago area, while actively engaging in research and service to the community. We empower our students with the knowledge, skills and ethical perspectives needed to succeed in a technologically sophisticated global society.

The College of Arts and Sciences is organized into two divisions: the Division of Arts and Letters and the Division of Science Mathematics and Technology. There are currently 115 College faculty offering courses across a spectrum of fully accredited degree fields, as well as in the General Education program. The College of Arts and Sciences also houses the Center for Performing Arts, the Center for Community Media, the Visual Arts Center, and assists in leadership of the nationally acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. In April 2022, the University attained Arboretum status through the Chicago's Morton Arboretum.

Essential Responsibilities

30% Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean oversees the
academic, personnel, financial, and administrative affairs. Will provide vision and
strategic direction to the educational, research, support, and service initiatives of the
College of Arts and Sciences.

20% The Dean is responsible for the implementation of all academic programs, including
strategic planning, quality assessment, and student and faculty recruitment.

10% The Dean will be the external face of the College, advocating on its behalf and
developing relationships across GSU and beyond. Establish external relationships to
further program development and recognition, expand the college's resource base
through grants, contracts, and fundraising.

25% Supervise, evaluate, and develop faculty and staff in collaboration with division chairs.

10% Prepare and manage the college budget.

5% Maintain specific accreditations for the college's programs.

• Leadership
• Decision Making
• Empathy
• Communication Skills
• Adaptability
• Innovation

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