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Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Laurel Ridge Community College
Warrenton, Virginia
Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2023

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Administrative, Deans
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Full Time

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Job Description   

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences serves as the chief administrative officer for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and provides strategic oversight of degree and certificate programs and related coursework in communication, education, fine arts, human services, general studies, liberal arts, and social sciences. The Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences works collaboratively with the college’s academic and student affairs leadership team, faculty, and regional partners to ensure that academic programming supports learners’ success in transfer and career placement outcomes. The Dean provides visionary leadership for the school, builds and supports a robust faculty team invested in engaging and innovative teaching and learning, and directs development of new transfer and career pathways. Laurel Ridge seeks applicants with a deep commitment to success for all learners, faculty development, and program alignment with credential attainment, transfer, and employment outcomes.


Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for the position is $74,895 to $125,000 per year, however, actual starting salary will commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is a 12 month professional faculty role and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies and the Virginia Community College System. For more information, please visit and


To learn about Laurel Ridge Community College visit:

Laurel Ridge Community College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Laurel Ridge will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. Please email for further information.


Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. While honoring bona fide occupational exceptions as needed, the college shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including lactation, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The college also promotes a safe working environment and prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and harassment.


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.               


KSA's/Required Qualifications         

  • Master’s degree in a discipline within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Demonstrated full-time (or equivalent) college-level teaching experience. Demonstrated academic administrative experience, including academic program development, curricular assessment and revision, course scheduling, enrollment and retention management, and data analysis. Demonstrated ability to promote, nurture, and maintain a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, versed in evidence-based teaching and learning pedagogies and distance learning modalities and technologies. Demonstrated experience leading academic initiatives in collaboration with faculty either by direct supervisory experience or through committee or governance bodies. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for ensuring success of all students. Evidence of positive working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and other professionals and college stakeholders, internally and externally. Excellent human relations skills, written and oral communication skills, negotiation and conflict management skills with myriad audiences (students, parents, executive leadership, faculty, student affairs professionals, external audiences, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications   

  • Doctorate at time of appointment, or significant post-master’s education in a subject within the division. Community college teaching and/or administrative experience Experience designing transfer and career pathways Experience with early college/dual enrollment initiatives


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Required Travel  

Travel as per any required duties of the position, such as to sites/campuses and any required training. Ability to cover assignments throughout the college service region as necessary for the job is required.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

  • Upload Cover Letter (this is optional, but recommended) and resume (this is optional, but recommended) and Unofficial Transcripts (required). Reference checks, background screenings, and eVerify are required for all Laurel Ridge positions. Satisfactory reference, background screenings are a condition of employment.


The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:


The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.           


The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.     


VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.


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