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Job ID: 223906
Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first
public historically black college or university in the state of
Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of
Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four
colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and
Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far
the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden
sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture
create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty
and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams
with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant
academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality
student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs, the Dean is the chief executive and senior academic
officer of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
The Dean is responsible for all functions and matters relating to
the academic programs, faculty and staff, support service and the
budget of the College. The Dean will provide strategic vision
and operational leadership to all academic programs, ensure
continued growth and sustainability of the college, and encourage
innovation in program and curricula design. The Dean shall
direct the work of the faculty and administrative staff in the
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and is responsible for
articulating the vision, mission, and goals of the college. The
Dean shall ensure that processes and procedures are current.
The Dean is appointed by the President, with the approval of the
Board of Regents, holds office at the pleasure of the President,
and is responsible for all functions and matters relating to the
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The Dean may be
directed to perform job-related tasks other than those delineated
in this description.
In fulfilling the responsibilities of this office, the Dean
shall preside over all regular and called meetings of the faculty
of the College; supervise the curricula, courses, and methods
of instruction; implement the processes and strategic priorities of
the College consistent with those of the University and the
policies of the Board of Regents; engage collaboratively with
faculty, staff and students to enhance the profile of the
Principal accountabilities of the position include:
- Provide visionary and innovative leadership to the college to
advance academics and operations.
- Inspire faculty to excel in teaching, advising, mentoring and
- Collaborate with department chairs and faculty to review
curricula, learning outcomes, ongoing assessment results for
continuous improvement of instructional offerings and
- Provide leadership and oversight that results in enhancing
- Recommend the appointment, salary, promotion, tenure and
dismissal of faculty members after consultation with
appropriate unit Department heads.
- Serve as the medium of communication for all official business
of the College with University officers, students and the
- Recommend the appointment, salary, promotion, and dismissal of
staff in the dean’s office; supervise and evaluate staff.
- Exercise supervision over the work and conduct of faculty,
staff, and the students of the College.
- Coordinate the curricula, courses, and methods of instruction
and work cooperatively with the faculty to establish
and implement processes that ensure effective
- Present to the Curriculum and New Programs Committee those
actions of the faculty that require consultation or
- Empower faculty and provide support so faculty may perform
consistent with the university mission.
- Administer and coordinate the program of academic advisement
and semester scheduling of course offerings.
- Nominate candidates for degrees and other awards.
- Develop, in consultation with the Vice President for Academic
Affairs, an annual budget for the College.
- Serve as a liaison to the other administrative units of the
College to promote College-wide endeavors.
- Coordinate and manage the activities of the College advisory
council(s), committees, and boards providing to the President and
Vice President for University Advancement an accounting of all
- Prepare, in consultation with chairs and faculty, an annual
report for the Vice President for Academic Affairs,
documenting outcomes on process-matters and strategic
- Perform such other responsibilities as designated by the Vice
President for Academic Affairs.
An earned doctorate in a related field from an accredited
college or university. College teaching experience sufficient to be
appointed to a senior faculty rank, and academic administration
experience of at least five years. Proven strengths in
strategic planning, leadership, budgeting, and management.
Organizational skills to promote collaboration and teamwork within
the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and throughout the
campus. Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal
skills, sensitivity to, and understanding of, academic,
socio-economic, cultural, disabilities and ethnic backgrounds of a
diverse student body. Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain
academic programming, develop quality curricula, and effective
judicial processes. The position requires the ability to maintain
the highest levels of integrity at all times.
Please provide names and contact information (email addresses
and phone numbers) for at least three professional references.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access,
and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action
institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire,
train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color,
national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required
by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title
VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and
Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more
detailed information regarding this policy please contact the
Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at
912-358-4194. Individuals requiring disability related
accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print
materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of
Human Resources at 912-358-4194.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a
background investigation including a criminal background check
demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State
University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole
discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history
reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a
satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a
pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the
applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and
regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of
the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia
(USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
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