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Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs

University of South Carolina
Salkehatchie, SC
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Associate Dean
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00280PO23 Advertised Title Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs Campus Salkehatchie College/Division USC Salkehatchie College/Division Level Department USC Salkehatchie Palmetto College Advertised Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 37.5 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Work County Colleton Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Administrative

About USC

About University of South Carolina

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Inclusive Excellence Statement

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.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (USC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about USC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for the strategic and long-term planning for all aspects of academic and student affairs for USC Salkehatchie with two campuses located in Walterboro and Allendale, South Carolina. Responsible for the oversight of all academic programs, including assessment and evaluation of the curriculum. Provides leadership to the faculty and manages the processes through which teaching is conducted and evaluated. Administers all aspects of Student Affairs to include creating a robust student life strategy specific to the students needs.

The Associate Dean will teach two classes per academic year.

Required to work at both campuses.

Required Education and Experience
  • Earned doctorate from an accredited university.
  • Substantial record of progressively responsible leadership that includes high-level administrative or managerial experience, collaborative success, advanced knowledge of and experience in higher education processes and policies and procedures.
  • Achievement in the criteria required for a faculty appointment with tenure and rank.
  • Experience with accreditation agencies/bodies.
  • Evidence of success with student enrollment growth and management.
  • Proven ability to develop and foster good relationships with both internal campus stakeholders as well as external audiences such as local, state, and national agencies.
  • Promote a collegial, inclusive, and constructive environment based on open communication, positive team building, and effective management of relationships

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with developing, coordinating, and delivering distance education programs.
  • Experience with high school dual enrollment programs.
  • Experience with student learning and/or academic program assessment.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 06/01/2024 Job Open Date 12/11/2023 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Applicants must complete an application, upload a cover letter that specifically addresses the applicant's qualifications, provide a curriculum vita, and share graduate transcripts online. Applicants must also provide contact information, to include an email address, for a minimum of three professional references.

Graduate transcripts should be uploaded as Other Supporting Documents.

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • Do you possess an earned doctorate from an accredited university?
  • Yes
  • No
    • Do you have achievement in the criteria required for a faculty appointment with tenure and rank?
  • Yes
  • No
    • Do you have experience with accreditation agencies/bodies?
  • Yes
  • No
    • Are you willing to work on both the Allendale and Walterboro campuses, as needed?
  • Yes
  • No
    • Are you willing to teach at least two courses per academic year?
  • Yes
  • No
    • Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but it is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
  • Yes
  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  • List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

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