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Associate Dean for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Internal Search

The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications from internal candidates for the administrative position of Associate Dean for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Finalist Presentations

The two finalists for this position will give public presentations to interested faculty, staff and students on
Tuesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 10.  The meetings will be held virtually.

Finalist 1:

Kirk Randazzo, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science (Curriculum Vitae)
Tuesday, 6/8, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Meeting Link (Meeting ID: 990 9979 3620; Passcode: 753523)

 
Finalist 2: 

Nina Levine, Professor and Chair, Department of English (Curriculum Vitae)
Thursday, 6/10,  9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Meeting Link (Meeting ID: 973 6114 1368; Passcode: 565147)

 

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The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications from internal candidates for the administrative position of Associate Dean for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

The Associate Dean for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences coordinates the academic activities for the Departments of Anthropology; Criminology & Criminal Justice; English; History; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Sociology; Theatre & Dance; and the School of Visual Art & Design.  In addition, this position coordinates with the Directors of the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society, and the SC Institute for Archeology and Anthropology. The associate dean is a member of the Academic Leadership Team in the College and an ex officio member of the Academic Planning and Curriculum Group.

This position reports to the Dean of the College.  Applications will be considered from current full-time tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. This appointment will be filled through an internal search process. Application deadline: May 20, 2021.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic planning and policy development
  • Assist departments and programs with long-range strategic planning and policy development for teaching, research, and outreach in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • Review strategic hiring plans submitted to the College, as well as proposals for university-wide hiring and other such initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic review of T&P guidelines and other faculty policies (e.g., policies governing joint appointments, non-tenure track appointments, faculty research and other leave, faculty classroom absences, etc.).
  • Meet with department chairs to discuss College and University policies.
 
Faculty, staff and student recruitment, retention and support
  • Assist departments and programs with faculty job searches, including search committee training, on-campus interviews, and presentation of hiring recommendations to the Academic Leadership Team.
  • Review all third year review, T&P, and post-tenure review files, as well as sabbatical requests and nominations for named professorships and faculty awards.
  • In alignment with the Dean’s goals and University policies and procedures, advise department chairs on merit and other salary adjustment exercises and retention offers.
  • Support department chairs and center/institute/program directors in their management of office staff and their efforts to evaluate performance and reward excellence.
  • Serve as the point person for the Bilinski Fellowship Program and the Bridge to Humanities Fellowship Program.

Resource development, budget development, management and allocation
  • In alignment with the Dean’s goals and objectives, work with other members of the college’s Senior Staff to advise department chairs and program directors on maintenance of their unit’s credit hour production, the effective allocation of instructional staff (including graduate teaching assistants), and course and curriculum planning.
  • In alignment with the Dean’s goals and objectives, provide guidance to chairs and directors to manage department budget processes, such as faculty administrative appointments (e.g., graduate and undergraduate directors) and the hiring of temporary faculty.
  • In alignment with the Dean’s goals and objectives, provide guidance to chairs and directors to build CAS faculty competitiveness for extramural grants and fellowships as well as serve as an advocate for the faculty for these and other appropriate awards.

Academic program development and review
  • Advise chairs and directors on processes involved with the regular cycle of external reviews of departments and programs and on reviews by national accrediting organizations.
  • Provide advice, as needed, with proposals for the development of new academic programs, centers, or initiatives.
  • Serve as a member of the College Academic Leadership Team and represent the College on University and College-level committees.

Additionally, the Associate Dean is called upon to represent the College at various events and functions throughout the year and is expected to continue to contribute as an individual faculty member to the teaching and research missions of the College.


How to apply

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, a summary of accomplishments and experience (1-2 pages), and a vision statement (1-2 pages) related to this position and names and contact information for a minimum of three references.  Application materials should be submitted electronically in PDF format via email to LaTasha Robinson at latashar@mailbox.sc.edu by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021.  Please use ‘Associate Dean for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ as the subject line.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

 At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

  • Jeff Twiss, Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and Professor of Biology (Search Committee Chair)
  • Andrea Henderson-Platt, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Dawn Hunter, Associate Professor of Studio Art, School of Visual Art and Design
  • Yvonne Ivory, Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Jerry Mitchell, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography
  • Jane Roberts, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
  • Ken Shimizu, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Process

Date

Search committee meeting

Tues, 4/27

Formal announcement of search 

Fri, 4/30

Application submission deadline

Thurs, 5/20

Search committee meeting

 Mon, 5/24 Meeting Agenda

First round interviews

Tues, 5/25-Fri, 5/28

Search committee meeting

Thurs, 6/3 Meeting Agenda

Finalist interviews and meetings

Tues, 6/8 & Thurs, 6/10

Search committee meeting

Fri, 6/11

Final decision target date

Tues, 6/22

 

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. 

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.


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