POSITION: Dean, School of Education

DIVISION: Academic Affairs
SCHOOL: School of Education
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience

REPORT TO: Vice President for Academic Affairs

The School of Education is comprised of four units: (1) Department of Education, Child and Family Studies; (2) Office of Teacher Education; (3) Child Development Center; and (4) Upward Bound (I & II).

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 8 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; expertise and experience in teacher education and accreditation; and a commitment to the mission of Benedict College.


Applications including a letter outlining interest and vision for the position, curriculum vitae/résumé, original transcripts, three letters of reference, and completed faculty application form should be submitted to:

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
ATTENTION: Dean’s Search Committee
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls to the department please.

POSITION: Assistant/ Associate Professor of Psychology

SCHOOL: School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Social Sciences and Criminal Justice
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am - 5:00pm; Overtime is required as needed and may include weekends and holidays
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials

DUTIES (include but are not limited to):

  • Advise and register students, participate in retention, placement, and educational activities;
  • Demonstrate ability to supervise independent research projects;
  • Maintain accurate academic records for students;
  • Participate in instructional committees;
  • Assist in student recruitment;
  • Assume Department, School, and College committee responsibilities;
  • Participate in College community service;
  • Participate in professional development;
  • Demonstrate experience in using technology for course instruction
  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester, conduct scholarly work, and be responsible for professional service including committee work, student advisement/recruitment, and course and program development. In addition to teaching General Psychology, successful candidate must be able to teach a combination of the following courses: Statistics, and Research Methods, Theories of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Medical Psychology, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Ethnic Identity and Psychological Testing.


Submit letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, three recent letters of recommendation, official transcripts from all institutions attended, and any other supporting material. An earned doctorate in psychology is required for this position. Send all application materials to:

For further information, contact:

Dr. Charles P. Austin Sr., Dean
304, FAHC
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
(803) 705-4789/4653

Office of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204


Adjunct Faculty Positions for 2015-16 Academic Year

The Division of Academic Affairs is currently accepting applications for adjunct faculty in all academic departments for the 2015-16 academic year:

School of Business and Economics

Department of Business Administration, Management and Marketing
Department of Economics, Finance & Accounting

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Department of Education, Child & Family Studies
Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Department of Social Work

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Mass Communication
Department of Fine Arts

School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Department of Physics and Engineering

All applications should be submitted to:
Academic Affairs Search Committee
Office of Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Employment Applications (Faculty & Staff).

Benedict College is an independent, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts Historically Black College located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Benedict College is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, nation origin, religion, or disability in educational programs, activities, and employment.

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