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Assistant Dean for Liberal Arts and Humanities

South Louisiana Community College
Lafayette, Louisiana (US)
$53,444 to $62,463 Annually
Date posted
Jan 30, 2024

Job Details

The Assistant Dean is a leadership role within the division responsible for overseeing and supporting the departments and programs related to the division fields. The Assistant Dean collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and external partners to promote excellence in teaching, and community engagement. The responsibilities include assisting with student support and advising, coordinating with department chairs at all SLCC campuses, assisting with curriculum and program development and review, and seeking expansion opportunities to attract students. The primary focus is to advance the academic and strategic goals of the division disciplines, foster innovation, monitor compliance, and ensure the success of students and faculty in these areas.


  • Academic Program Development and Enhancement:
    • Collaborate with department chairs and faculty to develop and review division curricula and programs, ensuring they meet student needs and industry standards.
    • Identify opportunities for new programs/formats, certificates, and majors in the division.
    • Assists in the monitoring and assessment of program performance, making data-driven decisions to improve educational outcomes.
    • Assists in innovative curriculum development in areas that are of interest to students and the community.
    • Assists in the review of and seeks expansion of articulation agreements for degree programs associated with the division.
    • Work with Chairs and make use of analytic software such as (Ad Astra) to make informed decisions on program offerings.
    • Make recommendations to the Dean on fiscal responsibility regarding program and course offerings.
    • Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring the Academic (College) Blueprint.
  • Faculty Support and Development:
    • Foster an environment that supports faculty growth, research, and professional development in the division disciplines.
    • Facilitate faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention, ensuring a diverse and qualified faculty team.
    • Encourage and support faculty in obtaining grants and engaging in scholarly activities.
    • Assist the Dean and Department Chairs in faculty reviews.
    • Promote endowments and assist faculty in developing and executing endowments.
  • Student Success and Support:
    • Collaborate with academic advisors and student services to enhance student retention and success in division programs.
    • Implement initiatives to improve student engagement, experiential learning opportunities, and career development within division fields.
    • Assists with student advising and retention plans.
    • Address challenges related to student progression and academic support.
    • Support initiatives that aim to increase underrepresented groups' participation and success in division fields.
    • Review data on student success at the program and course level and address any areas needing improvement.
    • Collaborate with the Office of eLearning to support online and hybrid programs and courses.
  • Accreditation and Compliance:
    • Ensure that programs meet accreditation standards and comply with relevant regulations and policies.
    • Prepare reports and documentation required for program accreditation and assessment.
    • Ensure reporting compliance for internal processes.
    • Assist department chairs and program coordinators with program review.
    • Actively participate in the achievement of division goals.
    • Assist the Dean in supporting the strategic plan of the division in support of the college’s strategic plan.
    • Compute assessment data and assist in the oversight of the divisional assessment processes.
  • Collaboration and Customer Service
    • Maintain a high standard of professionalism including confidentiality in all aspects of the position’s responsibilities and adherence to policies, procedures, and other established guidelines as appropriate.
    • Work cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and college objectives.
    • Provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships.
    • Represent the division and college both internally and externally in support of the college mission and strategic plan when needed.
    • Serve as the division representative in the absence of the dean or when otherwise designated.
    • Assist with the running of department meetings, and advisory board meetings, and participate on committees as necessary.
  • Other Duties/Marginal Functions
    • Assist with developing, implementing, and monitoring the division unit plan.
    • Work with the Academic Coordinator to comply with documents for the Office of Academic Affairs.
    • Assist the Dean with supervision, observation, evaluation, feedback, and mentoring to all full- and part-time faculty in the division.
    • Perform other duties and related work as assigned.


Required Education:
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in one of the instructional areas within the academic division or graduate coursework sufficient to teach within the division

Required Experience:
Two years of administration experience in an educational setting, preferably community college.


Required Licenses or Certifications:
An active, unencumbered Driver's license

Preferred Education:
Doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in one of the instructional areas within the academic division or graduate coursework sufficient to teach within the division. Knowledge of effective instructional and learning assessment methods.


Note: Review of applications will begin Friday, March 1, 2024 with preference given to applications received prior to that date.  The application period will remain open through March 30, 2024.

Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment.

SLCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Louisiana is a model Employer for People with Disabilities.


The goal of South Louisiana Community College is to be excellent. Excellence occurs when we are passionate and deliberate about developing quality programs; recruiting and retaining high performing leaders, faculty and staff; and graduating students who will successfully take their next step into the workforce or continuing their education.

As employees of SLCC, we commit to being excellent as we:

  • Take pride in the jobs that we do rather than do the minimum amount of work to get by.
  • Think about ways the college can improve and make contributions for the best interest of the college.
  • Think about the way we can improve that helps the college improve.
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