Dean of Humanities, English and Social Sciences

Largo, Maryland
Feb 16, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time

Dean of Humanities, English and Social Sciences
Humanities, English and Social Sciences Department
Prince George's Community College
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774

Prince George's Community College transforms students' lives. The college exists to educate, train, and serve our diverse populations through accessible, affordable, and rigorous learning experiences.

We are proud to boast of a multi-talented and diverse workforce as well as offering a competitive benefits package and services that will add to your potential and work/life balance. We are looking to attract and retain individuals who are committed to helping our students succeed. In return, you will find PGCC an exciting place to work and grow.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost of Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, a key member of the Teaching, Learning , and Student Success leadership tam, and core member of the President’s Expanded Senior Leadership Team, the Dean of Humanities, English, and Social Sciences ensures the educational welfare of students and the professional needs of faculty and staff in the division. The Dean is responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with College’s strategic plan. The Dean fosters and supports innovative teaching and learning approaches for the division, actively promotes and advocates for College’s implementation of guided pathways, and supports students throughout their educational journey. The Dean is responsible and accountable for the development, expansion, and continuous improvement of high-quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs and provide stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary and postsecondary partners as well as the College’s noncredit programs and offerings. The Dean develops long- and short-range plans, and exercises management responsibility for academic program planning, faculty matters, and administration, including staffing, budgets, and facilities. The Dean fosters a high-quality environment of teaching and intellectual achievement, and creates and strengthens partnerships within and outside the College.


  1. Master’s Degree required and Doctoral Degree preferred in one of the fields/disciplines represented in the Division:
    Humanities: Art, Music, Philosophy, 
    Communication/Theatre, Spanish, French, 
    English as Second Language
    English: English, Developmental 
    English and Reading
    Social Sciences: History, Geography, 
    Political Science, Anthropology, Psychology, 
    Sociology, Human Services, Academic 
  2. A certificate in academic leadership preferred.
  3. Progressive academic leadership experiences over the last eight years.
  4. Faculty member: Minimum four years’ full time, post-secondary teaching experience.
  5. Department Chair or comparable position in post-secondary setting: Minimum four years ‘supervisor experience.

CRITERIA:  The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed.  Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Ability to produce a vision for the division that aligns with the College’s vision, mission and strategic plan.
  2. Budget experience that encompasses the management of resources and the reconciliation of competing needs in excess of available resources. Experience writing and developing successful proposals for grants from external sources.
  3. High energy level, sense of humor, diplomatic/tactful, and passionate about the dimensions of this position.
  4. Flexible and adaptable.
  5. Demonstrated courage, tenacity, and patience in the face of challenges; ability to suggest creative solutions to challenges.
  6. Knowledge of College policy and ability to interpret and apply policy for divisional staff, faculty, and students.
  7. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate needs and concerns of stakeholders.
  8. History of being open-minded, supportive, trustworthy, and fair.
  9. Exceptional communication skills; ability to define and articulate the College’s goals and show others how to get there.
  10. Ability to talk and listen to staff and faculty at all levels of the College.
  11. Demonstrated honesty, integrity, and fairness in supervisory relationships.
  12. Willingness to take accountability and responsibility for the success of the division and the College.
  13. Demonstrated project planning and management, time management, and priority setting skills. Ability to work successfully in a high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  14. Demonstrated history of on-time delivery of projects; project coordination; and anticipation of issues.
  15. Computer literate and open to the development and implementation of innovative delivery systems and enhanced teaching through advanced information technologies.
  16. Ability to promote collegiality and build consensus and work as a team member.
  17. Knowledge about and skills with motivational and team-building techniques.
  18. Knowledge and skills in curriculum development, program development and grant writing.
  19. Knowledge about county, state, and regional workforce needs.
  20. Knowledge of and experience with the external accrediting process for select programs within the scope of the division.


Applicant Instructions:  Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualification and criteria listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Prince George’s Community College is a smoke and tobacco-free college.                                                                       

Prince George’s Community College supports and embraces cultural diversity, understood as the creation and promotion of an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for everyone. We accept and value differences, including differences in age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, and ability/disability.  We strive for growth and success for all of our students, employees, business partners, and the community.

Prince George's Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504/ADA Institution.  The Chief of Staff, Room 130, Kent Hall coordinates the college’s program of nondiscrimination.

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