Dean, English & Humanities

  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Springfield, IL, USA
  • Sep 14, 2023
Full time Communications/Journalism/Film/TV English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics Humanities: Other Philosophy Deans & Directors

Job Description


Lincoln Land Community College invites applications for the position of Dean of English and Humanities. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Services, the Dean provides the overall leadership to the faculty and staff within the department and is responsible for ensuring quality instruction, offering diverse academic programming, and providing public outreach. The Dean brings knowledge of and experience with innovative academic practices that support the faculty in providing students with impactful educational experiences.

LLCC is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college in Springfield, Illinois, serving approximately 15,000 credit and non-credit students in 161 degree and certificate programs throughout the state’s largest community college district. LLCC’s 220-acre main campus is located in Springfield, the state capitol of Illinois, with additional locations located throughout central Illinois. LLCC strives to create an inclusive workplace and environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We are seeking applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to ensure we create a diverse workforce and learning environment.

The English and Humanities department offers courses spanning first-year composition, co-requisite composition, introductions to forms of literature, literature surveys, and humanities. The department consists of thirteen full-time faculty members, three Writing Center staff, and one administrative assistant. Members of the department produce one annual literary publication of student writings; host a film series and a literary festival; operate a writing center; and advise student organizations.

As a staff member at LLCC, you can look forward to 23 paid holidays a year, including 2 weeks at the end of the calendar year and one week in March for mid-semester break; 12 Fridays off in the summer; and 2 personal days, 15 sick days, and 20 vacation days per year. LLCC staff, their spouse and qualified dependent children are eligible to use the tuition waiver on credited courses. Staff can also enjoy free access to our on-campus fitness center. LLCC is a positive, team-oriented environment supportive of staff development. You can view all benefits on our website. Come join our team and experience success at LLCC!


Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in one or more of the disciplines taught in the department or equivalent
  • Thorough understanding of and total commitment to the community college mission
  • Post-secondary teaching experience and/or relevant work experience, preferably at a community college
  • Evidence of effective working relationships with external and internal audiences
  • Successful record of innovative education and management practices and a willingness to assume risk
  • Evidence of an understanding and use of technology in an administrative setting
  • Successful record of sensitivity to diversity issues
  • Ability to provide leadership in an institution where differences are valued
  • Demonstrated knowledge about learning college philosophies and best practices in teaching and learning
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Superior written and oral communication skills

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This position will be open until filled; however, applications must be received on or before October 2, 2023, to be considered during the initial review window. Remote first-round interviews for this position are anticipated to begin mid-October with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2024.

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