Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

South University
March 16, 2023
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Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

South University Corporate Pittsburgh, PA, 1250 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America ● Virtual Req #1982

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit www. today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become , a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.

Benefits :





Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

includes domestic partner coverage


The Dean – College of Arts and Sciences reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, is a senior member of the faculty, and serves as the chief academic officer for doctoral, masters, and bachelor programs, delivered in online and on-ground formats for the South University system in the following disciplines: General Studies; Criminal Justice; Legal Studies; Behavioral Sciences. The Dean ensures that existing and new program content and delivery are of consistently high quality, reviews curriculum and establishes/assesses student learning outcomes, facilitates the sharing of best practices between campus faculty, and balances local campus interests with program imperatives and the needs of the discipline. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.


  • Articulate and implement a vision/plan for strategic college and programmatic development/expansion in support of South University's growth and competitive position.
  • Assure that faculty possess appropriate credentials, develop professionally, contribute to campus and college academic operations, and share and use best practices.
  • In partnership with campus academic leaders, develop robust conceptual frameworks, student learning outcomes, and direct and indirect measures to assess and improve the quality of all programs.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of innovative system wide program initiatives.
  • Lead annual reviews of curriculum and program effectiveness.
  • Develop curriculum for new programs in a timely manner.
  • Work productively with, and serve as an advisor, mentor and coach, to department chairs/program directors, subject matter experts, and curriculum developers.
  • Report as required on status of program quality and the effectiveness of the College, including the achievement of outcomes, student retention, curriculum currency and rigor, faculty performance and credentials, and adequacy of academic support services.
  • Approve and endorse Program Director/Chair appointments and set credentialing standards for faculty. Actively participate in performance review of Program Directors/Chairs with Campus Dean(s) - Academic Affairs and Operations.
  • Actively work to maintain professional accreditation of programs and the College.
  • Conduct on-site evaluations and monitor annual reviews of all faculty members within the department.
  • Supervise curriculum changes for the college as deemed necessary and in collaboration with other campuses of South University and Online.
  • Develop curricular and policy revisions as requested by the SVPAA.
  • Assist in the textbook selection process for courses within the College.
  • Prepare the annual budget for the department and monitor monthly expenditures.
  • Ensure that program directors conduct advisory committee meetings and engage the professional and business community as the “voice” and “face” of the College of Arts
  • Adhere to university policies as described in the Faculty Handbook, job description, or other separate guidelines.
  • When teaching, perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the
  • In concert with the Campus Dean – Academic Affairs and
  • Play an integral role in the student recruitment process and program growth of all arts and sciences programs.
  • Serve the College and University on committees as requested by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

  • A minimum of 7 years post-doctoral experience
  • Significant teaching experience at the University level
  • Practical experience in the discipline of the program
  • Evidence of management experience or potential
  • Ph.D. in a related discipline
  • Online program experience (preferred)
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems; Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret accreditation criteria, state agency regulations, and academic journals.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.

    The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings and monitor/access system campus activity. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone,video conference,through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift upto 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

    South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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