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Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics

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Background Check

When required this offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Valdosta State University, as determined by Valdosta State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Position Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Assoc/Asst Dean AC
Regular/Temp Regular
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Position Notes

Position Information

Position Title Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
Job Search Identifier Faculty
Proposed Salary Commensurate with credentials and experience.
General Summary of Responsibilities

The new College of Science and Mathematics will consist of five academic departments including: the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics, Astronomy, Geosciences (PAG).

Duties include: Assist with students’ needs on walk-in basis; help field phone calls and emails from students and parents; assist as needed in evaluating course substitutions, waivers, petitions to register for more than 19 hours, transient permission forms, and change of grade forms; assist in grade appeals; meet with students on suspension as needed.

Other duties include: Review course enrollment numbers, chair COSM Curriculum Sub-Committee and COSM Assessment Committee; assist in representing COSM at Open House and recruiting events off campus; fill in for dean when dean is unavailable. The Associate Dean will assist the Dean in planning COSM events and major projects.

For more information contact Dr. Savoie, Search Chair, via email Application screening will begin March 19, 2018, with full consideration given to any applications that are completed by that date.

Required Qualifications

•An earned doctorate from an accredited university in a field represented in the college;
•An academic record of achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate for appointment in a VSU academic department at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure;
•A record of progressively responsible and relevant leadership experience in higher education;
•Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
•A commitment to shared governance and a consultative leadership style.
•Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship
•Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

•Ability to manipulate detailed data sets for workload reports and other data projects in Excel
•Familiarity with budgets
•Ability to work with upset students and parents
•Experience in grant writing

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.

Compliance Requirements

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.
Position Requires a Criminal Background Check.
Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time, fully benefited (30+ hours)
Standard Hours 40

Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Administrative duties and teaching.

Percentage Of Time 90

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00645
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Open Date 02/15/2018
Close Date

Reference Requests

Reference Requests

Accept Online References Yes
Minimum Requests 3
Maximum Requests 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate Degree

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Optional Documents