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Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, Columbia College (SC)

Columbia College
South Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

The Division of Social Sciences at Columbia College invites applications for division dean (tenure-track, rank open) to begin August 2022 with strong teaching focus in Sociology.

Columbia College is a liberal arts college that is committed to creating a learning community that values diversity and inclusion. We seek candidates who will provide an inspiration to teaching, leadership, research, and who can build collaborative relationships in the college and profession.

The Division of Social Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the social/behavioral sciences, helping professions, and public safety/service. Programs are offered in day, evening, and online formats. Students are equipped for a variety of professions based on internship and research opportunities to maximize their professional preparation. The division’s strengths lie in supportive faculty and students with a commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the needs of underserved and marginalized populations. 

This position is an eleven month, full time, tenure-track appointment. This position reports to the Provost. The Dean provides leadership to division faculty and oversees the division’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities include serving as chair of the undergraduate Behavioral Science major program (to include advising); planning and administration of the division budget; oversight of assessment for undergraduate and graduate programs in the division; on-campus and online course planning; and mentoring and orienting of adjunct instructors. 

Teaching load for the dean position is six credit hours for each of fall and spring semesters.  The candidate must demonstrate ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities, and is expected to teach core courses and specialized courses in Sociology. The candidate is expected to have flexibility in class scheduling so as to meet the needs of the college.

Columbia College offers a competitive benefits package.


Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Sociology by the time of their appointment. Candidates should demonstrate strengths in leadership, administration, and teaching. All required documents must be completed for the application to be reviewed. Columbia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, a candidate must submit the following materials through the online submission portal (all in one pdf file with the exception of the cover letter, which may be uploaded as a separate document):

  • A cover letter describing teaching interests/experiences and administrative experience
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement that includes the applicant’s teaching philosophy and methodology
  • A statement regarding the applicant’s research and other scholarly endeavors
  • Names and contact information for three references, and
  • Copies of graduate transcripts. Unofficial copies of transcripts will suffice for the initial application stage.
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