Germanna Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford.Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities.Germanna is currently seeking to hire a Dean of Arts and Sciences. The Dean of Arts and Sciences is a leader and champion in the areas of assessment, accreditation, and curricular and teaching innovation. The dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development in support of the goals and mission of the college. This 12-month administrative faculty position recruits, recommends for hiring and manages full and part-time faculty with duties such as completing classroom observations for evaluation, overseeing strategic planning documentation, serving as the primary contact for credit instruction with the adjunct workforce, and assisting with day-to-day issues that support instruction.Â This position is responsible for reviewing credentials and salary placement, monitoring the scheduling process, and assisting with college wide events such as adjunct convocation and student awards ceremony. The Dean provides leadership in the creation, maintenance, revision, or deletion of curriculum, courses, sequences of courses and programs of study offered by or within the College in the Arts and Sciences area, and all managerial activities related to that curriculum (including periodic assessments, required reporting, state and other agency approval processes, and accreditation/licensure requirements). The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and the academic administration assistants to monitor and assist with the scheduling process to meet student and program needs, efficiencies, and effectiveness of course scheduling, and allocation of faculty in classrooms and schedule courses that balance seats with student demand.Â The Dean of Arts and Sciences provides leadership for the disciplines offering credit and non-credit courses in the division as well as the department chairs: English, Math, Biology, History, Humanities, Anatomy & Physiology, Geology, Geography, Physics, Engineering, Communication, World Language, Psychology, Sociology, Administration of Justice, Business, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Chemistry, Education, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Science, Political Science, Information Technology and Religion.Â The Dean exercises responsibility over all internal and external activities impacting the division, implementation of its strategic plan, and its financial management. The dean will also work with the Executive Cabinet of the College to identify priorities for philanthropic support and secure such support for teaching, research, program development, professional development, facilities, equipment, scholarships, and other needs, while providing leadership and information. A thorough understanding of diversity in student and employee populations and the ability to connect with, include, and consider all student and employee populations in curriculum development and teaching is required. The Dean must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders important to the college while fostering an understanding and belief in the comprehensive mission of community colleges, including workforce development.The Dean of Arts and Sciences must possess an earned doctorate in a discipline housed, or closely related to those, in the Division of Arts and Sciences. The dean must have a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and demonstrated successful administrative leadership, including management of budgets, personnel, and curriculum. They should also have experience with the evaluation and development of faculty and staff, experience in resource development and community engagement, and a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and shared governance.Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society.An EEO employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Germanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.Â Â Germanna is a federal contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for our job opportunities.Â Â If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Liz Hunziker by phone at 540-423-9056 or by email [email protected] you would like to see a copy of our Affirmative Action Plan please contact Laurie Bourne by phone at 540-423-9055 or by email [email protected]
Â Â Â An earned doctorate degree in higher education and at least a masters in a discipline housed in Arts and Sciences or doctorate in a related Arts and Sciences discipline from a regionally accredited universityÂ â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated understanding of education programs and academic assessment at the college levelâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated love for ALL studentsÂ â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated success in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging activitiesâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated exceptional communication including the ability to converse and correspond clearly and effectively in verbal, written or electronic formâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to work with and meet deadlines and multitask effectivelyâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administratorsâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to critically analyze and ameliorate student success inequitiesâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to manage administrative assistants and associate deanâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated experience in new program development and program reviewâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated experience with early college partnership with high schoolsâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining partnerships with four-year institutions for transferâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to identify and coordinate grant resources to support program development and special projectsâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Understanding of scheduling efficienciesÂ â¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to provide leadership oversight for faculty advisingâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ability to collaborate with Student Affairs on student success strategies and student learning outcomesâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated experience with curriculum development, assessment, accreditation, SIS, knowledge of academic policy and procedure, problem solvingâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated experience in remote and online learningâ¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Demonstrated classroom excellence at the college level
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