Dean of the Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Company: Warner Pacific University
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Summary Description: The Dean of the Arts, Social and Behavioral
Sciences Division reports to the academic Vice President and is
responsible for state approval and administration of the Arts and
Social and Behavioral Sciences (ASBS) programs at Warner Pacific
University. The Division Dean holds academic rank as an Associate
or Full Professor, depending on previous experience and
accomplishments.Primary Job Duties:The successful candidate must
present strong evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities
required for the position, which include, but are not limited
- Provide innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership of
the ASBS undergraduate and graduate programs, which currently
include: American studies, criminal justice, digital media, human
development, ministry & community engagement, psychology, social
science, social studies, English language arts, liberal studies,
and a graduate program in human services.
- Keep current on developments and research in humanities and
social science education and facilitate relevant trainings for
- Oversee compliance with all requirements of the Certified
Family Life Educator credential and other accrediting
- Engage faculty in continuous program evaluation to measure and
- Develop, continually improve, and maintain a system of
assessment of student progress.
- Facilitate student information needs, respond to student
issues, and take appropriate corrective actions.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with colleagues and program
leads in the metro area specifically giving attention to diverse
contacts and practitioners.
- Represent Warner Pacific Universitys ASBS programs at
professional association meetings.
- Conduct empirical and secondary research related to your
specific field or discipline.
- Advise and supervise division staff.
- Teach a reduced load of courses within the division in
accordance to expertise.
- Develop course schedules for the academic year, in conjunction
with the Academic Council and in consultation with division/program
- Aid in planning division/program summer course offerings.
- Maintain current information about the division/program in
official university publications, including but not limited to the
catalog, website, advising checklists, and marketing slicks.
- Maintain effective communication within the division/program,
including via regularly scheduled division/program meetings, and
open communication with other divisions/programs, especially with
respect to common needs, service courses, and interdisciplinary
- Maintain records of division meetings, decisions, assignments,
and other items.
- Provide assistance to Enrollment/Marketing to recruit and
retain students for the divisions programs.
- Provide assistance to the Office of Advancement related to
promoting the division's interest beyond the campus, including
support for its fundraising efforts.
- Prepare and submit annual division/program budget requests, in
consultation with division/program faculty, and supervising the
implementation of the approved budget.
- Establish, where advisable and with approval of the CAO and the
President, advisory councils comprised of members of the community,
to assist in supporting the divisions work.
- Coordinate the recruitment, search, and screening process of
new faculty members, in conjunction with the Office of Human
Resources and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- Orient new faculty members to the university, the division, and
- Evaluate each faculty member in conjunction with the Faculty
- Lead research initiatives and grant writing efforts.
- Participate in committees related to faculty and university
- Fulfill other duties assigned to division/program deans in
accordance with Faculty Handbook Section 108.General
- Work collegially with faculty, staff and students.
- Understand and positively promote the Universitys mission, core
themes, vision and values.
- Adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Participate in Warner Pacific University professional
- Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education
by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the
Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
- Be inclusive and sensitive in terms of human relations and
human differences, in regard to areas of national origin,
ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:
- Doctorate in arts, humanities, or social and behavioral science
- University teaching experience.
- Minimum of 4 years teaching in higher education.
- Administrative experience in higher education
- Familiarity with state regulations, reporting, and
- Experience working with diverse populations.Preferred
- Record of a research agenda related to critical issues in
- Record of building productive relationships with business
leaders and community partners.
- Ability to teach effectively and mentor adult learners as well
as traditional students.
- Service in positions of leadership in professional
- Experience in grant writing and administration.Physical Demands
- Work Environment:The position is located in a typical office
environment. Professional/ business casual attire is
required.Employment and Lifestyle Standards:Warner Pacific is a
Christ-centered urban liberal artsUniversitydedicated to providing
students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them
to engage actively in a constantly changing world. TheUniversitywas
founded in 1937 by the Church ofGod (Anderson, Indiana). Central to
Warner Pacifics identity as a Christ-centered higher education
institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and
professional lives reflect:1.A belief in the deity of and
commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted
through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing
ministry of the Holy Spirit.2.The practice of following Christ
through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.3.A vitality of
Christian experience maturing in insight and application and
appreciative of differing viewpoints.4.A commitment to life-long
learning and service through personal and professional
development.5.For teaching faculty, the expression of artful
teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an
environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community
of scholars who support one another.6.A capability, by temperament,
preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the
intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges
of their lives.7.A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core
themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner
PacificUniversitycommunity.8.A commitment to teaching and serving
in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy BibleEmployee
Agreement:Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner
Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and
articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner
consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the
Scriptures of the New Testament.Warner Pacifics students, faculty
and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect
and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and
to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The
University environment is expected to be free from discrimination
and harassment (including bullying). When an individuals behavior
has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the
University community, there may be causefor institutional
involvement, regardless of where thesituation occurs.Warner Pacific
University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for
staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking
is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any
University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or
non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of
alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on
Warner Pacific University campuses.Equal Employment
Opportunity:Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for
employment and advancement for all employees and applicants
regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin,
citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status
with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other
status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is
subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions,
compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a
manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the
categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian
liberal artsUniversity, theUniversityexercises its legal right to
hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.Warner
Pacific Universitys Mission:Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered,
urban, liberal-arts University dedicated to providing students from
diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage
actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices
reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered
institution.Warner Pacific Universitys Commitment to
Diversity:Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff
and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance
of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic
diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly
encouraged to apply.In order to be considered an applicant for this
position, please complete our online employment application atClick
Apply Now to complete the online application, and submit the
following:Application, Cover Letter and Resume** NOTE:All job
offers are contingent upon successfully passing a background check
and completing all required paperwork.
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