Dean of the Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
Company: Warner Pacific College
Posted on: January 27, 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
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 to:
- 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 University's 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
- Maintain current information about the division/program in
official university publications, including but not limited to the
catalog, website, advising checklists, and marketing
- 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 division's 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 division's 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.
- Work collegially with faculty, staff and students.
- Understand and positively promote the University's 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.
- 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.
- 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 Pacific's
identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the
policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives
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
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
8.A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the
doctrines of the Holy Bible
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
Warner Pacific's 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 individual's behavior has direct implications for others
and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be
causefor institutional involvement, regardless of where
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 University's 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
Warner Pacific University's 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
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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