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
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
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
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
- A cover letter describing teaching interests/experiences and
- 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
- Names and contact information for three references, and
- Copies of graduate transcripts. Unofficial copies of
transcripts will suffice for the initial application stage.