Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Salt Lake Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Salt Lake Community College educates more than 60,000 students in more than 100 areas of study each year - few institutions in Utah have a more significant impact on the state's economy, workforce and education pipeline. The College contributes to, and benefits from, Utah's educational excellence - the state ranks 11th in educational attainment and 8th in quality of education.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the largest and most diverse schools on campus. The School is comprised of the following five disciplinary clusters each presided over by an Associate Dean:
• Humanities, Language and Culture, and American Sign Language/Interpreting;
• English;
• History, Political Science, and Anthropology;
• Psychology, Sociology, and Economics;
• Family and Human Studies, Education, and Social Work.

In addition, the School consists of 89 full-time faculty, 223 part-time faculty, serving a Student FTE of 3,192.

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university. The individual must have completed seven years of full-time successful teaching within a discipline in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates who have received tenure (or its equivalent).

The candidate must exhibit evidence of successful administrative leadership experience in a higher education setting, such as responsibility for an academic department or a comparable academic group. The Dean must have a proven record of successful scholarship and experience obtaining funding. The Dean must demonstrate a history of innovation in their work.

The anticipated start date for the new dean is late fall 2018/ early spring 2019. This is an employment at will position.

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A completed application will include a statement of your leadership philosophy, a cover letter addressing the characteristics above, curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by August 15, 2018 can be assured full consideration. Applications should be sent to If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this position, you may contact Senior Consultants, Shirley Robinson Pippins ( or Thomas Shandley (

The College provides equal educational opportunities to all students and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of enrollment and employment.

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