The Dean provides departmental oversight and is charged with the planning, budgeting, and operational management of the instructional programs within the Nursing and Allied Health department. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and provides guidance and direction to program Coordinators.
The Dean administers and leads the department through planning, organizing, evaluating, supervising, and implementing division and program goals and activities. Serves as a model for teaching, achievement, and professional service. Sets and establishes academic goals for the department and maintains high standards in academics and teaching processes.
The Dean represents the department to the Instructional Affairs Council, the college community at-large, and works externally to build the capacity of the department and enhance the quality of the student experience as well as the reputation, distinction, and influence of the department.
The Dean increases and improves the intellectual, financial, and human assets of the department and is a key advisor to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, contributing to the overall success of the Department, Academic Affairs, and the college as a whole.
- Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide supervision to the faculty, administrative personnel, and student workers assigned to the division/program and provide guidance as needed.
- Serve as a liaison with the Higher Learning Commission and AQIP to maintain institutional accreditation.
- Assist with evaluation of instructional programs and personnel and make recommendations for necessary and desirable changes.
- Direct and evaluate those personnel reporting directly to the position.
- Recommend to the Vice President for Academic Affairs the employment, retention, promotion, and termination of services of instructors and other staff under his or her supervision.
- Approve the schedule of classes and the use of instructional staff and facilities.
- Prepare, submit, and administer departmental budgets in consultation with faculty and staff.
- Maintain active program advisory committees.
- Serve as a member of the Assessment Team, NAH Faculty Committee, and the Instructional Affairs Council.
- Recruit, train, and supervise full-time and adjunct instructors.
- Schedule and preside over meetings of the NAH division/program and file a copy of the minutes of each meeting.
- Coordinate with NAH staff and faculty to develop and present NAH annual budget requests to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Cabinet.
- Develop and supervise the division/program budgets by approving and /or prioritizing all requisitions and travel requests of division/program members.
- Review, coordinate, and submit all textbook changes and requests from program faculty to Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- Review and recommend to the Instructional Affairs Council (IAC) curricular modifications with respect to the division/program.
- Coordinate and submit proposed semester class schedules to Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- Oversee inventory of division/program equipment and supplies.
- Approve leave requests for NAH faculty and staff prior to submission.
- Maintain professional expertise by attending professional meetings.
- Monitor instruction, conduct performance appraisals, and assist with developing a professional improvement plan for division/program members when needed.
- Conduct divisional program needs analysis and staff development activities based on assessed needs.
- Provide input to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Executive Cabinet on long-range and strategic planning activities.
- Provide marketing and advertising recommendations to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Oversee coordination and assist with documentation of program approval and/or accreditation activities.
- Help recruit and recommend prospective instructors to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the appropriate authority.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits: Southeast Arkansas College provides 11 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 12 days of annual vacation leave each year. The College also provides a tuition waiver for the employee, spouse and dependents. The College offers a choice of retirement plan options with employer contributions ranging from 10% to 14% depending upon the plan selected. Health, dental, and vision insurances are offered.
Master's Degree in nursing and five years of administrative and/or teaching experience in post-secondary education. Applicant must possess a current unencumbered registered nursing license to practice in the state of Arkansas. Acting knowledge of curriculum revision.
Knowledge of ACEN accreditation process and standards. Except for the minimum of a Master's Degree in Nursing, other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, upon approval of the Qualifications Review Committee.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctor's Degree preferred.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Interested candidates must complete the online Southeast Arkansas College Employment Application, and attach a current resume, copies of college transcripts, and a list of three to five references.