Dean, School of Science, Technology, Health and Human Services

Website Voorhees University

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ABOUT VOORHEES UNIVERSITY

Voorhees University is a private, diverse, historically black, coeducational, liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Located in rural Denmark, South Carolina, the University serves traditional and nontraditional students primarily from South Carolina and the southeastern region of the United States. The University offers each student a comprehensive general education experience coupled with professional education in the values-centered liberal arts environment that supports educational opportunities designed to help prepare students to function in a diverse and increasingly technological society. Accordingly, the University seeks to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God.

PRESIDENTIAL CHARGE AND SCOPE OF APPOINTMENT

In accordance with the University’s mission, Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, 10th President of Voorhees University has issued the charge and call to action articulated through the University’s mantra: Begin. Believe. Become. that will advance Voorhees University to The Next Level of Excellence.  President Hopkins believes and expects that Voorhees University will be nationally recognized as a premier, comprehensive liberal arts institution focused on student success, excellence and integrity. Through this charge, greater emphasis will be placed on high performing learners, highly accomplished faculty and staff, an involved community, and a supportive and dedicated alumni base. To that end, Voorhees University Division of Academic Affairs seeks qualified faculty and staff who will be committed to designing, developing, and offering programs of study that will strengthen the preparation of our students for their chosen career fields, and maximize their potential for success through increased opportunities for certifications and minors in high demand. Academic Excellence at Voorhees University’s Division of Academic Affairs will be achieved and maintained through efficient management of the division, continual assessment and realignment of the curriculum, development of the faculty, and maximized curricular and co-curricular student engagement, locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Voorhees University Division of Academic Affairs invites qualified applicants for Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Health and Human Services. The applicant is required to demonstrate evidence of strong administrative experience, effective teaching and learning, a solid track record in research, grants writing, and service. The Dean will lead the faculty comprised of the following majors: Biology, Computer Science/Cyber Security, Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Mathematics, and Public Health.

The Dean will lead the campus-wide partnership effort to ensure that the curriculum and experiential opportunities in the school are aligned with the best practices in guided career pathways so that during their matriculation, students will have direct career mapping leading to graduate/professional studies and lucrative employment in the major field of study. Additionally, the Dean will lead the departmental effort in establishing, implementing, and assessing the recruitment plan for all academic programs.

Rank and salary will be determined by the needs of the University, and the verified credentials and experience in administration, teaching, research, and service of the candidate.

Position: Dean, School of Science, Technology, Health and Human Services
Department/Division: School of Science, Technology, Health and Human Services/Academic Affairs
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000
FLSA Classification: Salaried, Exempt
Position Type/Duration: Full Time/ Twelve (12) Months
Position Schedule: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday (Evenings and Weekends required)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as a critical member of the Advisory Council to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Demonstrates keen knowledge of the principles of accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges (SACSCOC), the accrediting agency of the University, to ensure compliance on standards related to Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Hires, supports, and supervises area coordinators, faculty, and staff as necessary to support the growth and development of all students in the department.
  • Provides leadership for increasing enrollment, retention, graduation, and placement rates for students in the department.
  • Has oversight for ensuring both the curricula and experiential opportunities reflect best practices in guided career pathways.
  • Responsible for leadership in developing community outreach.
  • Expected to teach six (6) semester credit hours per semester in the content area. Course reduction is negotiable per year pending priority duties and assignments.
  • Supports the skillful improvement and learning of personnel who are committed to cultivating an educational atmosphere that supports student learning and development.
  • Fosters collaboration among divisions, departments, and units, especially among academic enhancement, educational support, and student leadership and engagement units.
  • Ensures the development of a lively intellectual environment on campus—one that invites engagement with the international world of higher education and contemporary issues.
  • Creates academic spaces and platforms for uplifting the ambition of local, state-wide, national, and international communities.
  • Works to generate funding from external sources.
  • Performs additional duties as requested by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

EDUCATION

  • Doctoral degree in a Science, Technology, Health and Human Services area preferred.
  • Master’s degree considered.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Seven (7) years of effective teaching, research, and service at an accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of effective supervisory experience in higher education.
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, build, and facilitate teams.
  • Customer service, student-centered approach to management.
  • Experience and knowledge of best practice in academic advisement, recruitment, retention, and guided career pathways.
  • Experience in supervising undergraduate research projects and conducting original research.
  • Commitment to excellence in university teaching to an active scholarly agenda, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.
  • Capable of leading faculty culture of engagement in quality-applied research, effective teaching, and relevant service.
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning.
  • Collaborative work ethic and evidence of scholarly activity.
  • Must promote accountability and integrity in advancing an overall commitment to the University’s core values with an additional familiarity, dedication, and loyalty to the institution’s history and traditions steeped in the Episcopal Church.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit an employment application, cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae/resume, and relevant transcript(s) to apply.

To apply for this job please visit voorhees.edu.

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