POSITION: Dean, School of Education
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials
TYPE: Full-time Tenure Track
REPORT TO: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Benedict College is a private, co-educational liberal arts, historically black institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1870 by Mrs. Bathesheba Benedict under the auspices of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, the College currently offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major program areas and serves nearly 3000 students.
The School of Education is one of five degree-granting schools at the College and is comprised of three academic departments: Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Social Work; and Education, Child and Family Studies. These departments offer the following majors: public health, recreation and leisure services, sport management, social work, early childhood education, elementary education, and child and family development. In addition, the Military Science program is based in the School of Education.
The Dean of the School of Education is responsible for assuring successful achievement for the School’s primary mission, goals, and objectives including primary responsibility for student learning outcomes. The Dean provides leadership for the development and implementation of all policies and procedures necessary for the successful functioning of the School. These functions are numerous and include visionary as well as administrative duties, responsibilities and activities. Job functions include, but are not limited to, developing and fostering of partnerships with community constituencies that will strengthen and support programs in the School; working effectively with College administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni; recruiting, developing, and evaluating academic personnel; advancing new initiatives that enhance teaching, learning, research, and service in keeping with the College’s Strategic Plan; serving and contributing to the Vice President’s leadership council; supervising accreditation reviews; coordinating use of assessment data for program improvement and student interventions; and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in one of the major program areas of the School; a combination of at least 10 years of teaching/administrative/managerial experience; qualifications for a tenure track appointment at the associate professor level or higher; demonstrated record of academic leadership based on scholarly, professional, and research accomplishments, including external funding; evidence of strategic planning, curriculum development, personnel supervision, budget planning and management; strong interpersonal and communication skills; a history of successfully working in a collaborative environment; and a commitment to the mission of Benedict College.
Applications including a letter outlining interest and vision for the position, curriculum vitae/resume', copy of transcripts, three letters of reference, and completed faculty application form should be submitted to:
Vice President for Academic Affairs
1600 Harden Street,
Columbia, SC 29204
Position is open until filled.
No phone calls to the department please.
For above job announcements without contact information, submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, resume, and three letters of reference to:
Office of Human Resources
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Employment Applications (Faculty & Staff).
Benedict College is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in educational programs, activities, and conditions of employment.