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Dean - Arts and Sciences Division
Virginia Community College System in Wise, Virginia
Date Posted 05/05/2021
Executive-Dean-Fine And Applied Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Role Title
12-Month Administrative Faculty
Role Code
Pay Band
Working Title
Dean - Arts and Sciences Division
Position Number
Mountain Empire Community Coll
Mountain Empire Community Coll (Div)
Work Location
Wise - 195
Hiring Range
Salary based upon candidate's educational background, experience, and specialized skills.
Emergency/Essential Personnel
EEO Category
Full Time or Part Time
Full Time
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Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sensitive Position
Job Description

The Dean of Arts and Sciences Division reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Solutions and is responsible for the assigned division.

The goal of the Dean of Arts and Sciences is to assist the Vice President in implementing the educational mission of the college by:

  • Serving as a liaison between executive leadership and full-time and part-time students and faculty in the division,

  • Serving as a liaison between the division and the community-including schools, colleges, business and industry,

  • Maintaining efficient operations and fostering morale within the division,

  • Engaging in strategic planning and problem solving,

  • Understanding and complying with MECC and VCCS policies, procedures and practices, and performing assigned tasks and reporting requested information promptly and accurately.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications

KSAs Required:

A thorough understanding of diversity in student and employee populations and the ability to connect with, include, and consider all student and employee populations in curriculum development and teaching.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders important to the college.

Understanding and belief in the comprehensive mission of community colleges.

Ability to create and present ideas and budgets to the college and the community at large.

Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to develop networking relationships and partnerships.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a discipline or field related to the Division of Arts and Sciences.

Minimum of 2 years teaching or occupational experience in a field related to the division or educational preparation above Master’s degree at the rate of 30 undergraduate credits being considered equivalent to one year of teaching or occupational experience, and 24 graduate credits being considered equivalent to one year of teaching or occupational experience.

Experience successfully leading a department in strategic planning, budgeting, and daily operations of employee supervision.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in field applicable to the Division.

Six to nine years of total teaching experience in a field applicable to the Division.

Operation of a State Vehicle
Supervises Employees
Required Travel

Some local, minimal statewide travel.

Posting Number
Recruitment Type
Number of Vacancies
Position End Date (if temporary)
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Agency Website
Contact Name
Valerie Lee
Phone Number
Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply at:

Additional Information
Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

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