Dean, Communications, Arts, & Humanities - Full-Time - Marple Campus

Basic Information

Job posting active from: Thu, 2014-06-05 - Thu, 2014-10-30
ID: 000395
Campus: Marple
Job Type: Administrative
Hour Type: Full-Time
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
Exemption: Exempt
Immediate Supervisor:Provost
Application Materials:The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at or send electronically only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete & current resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Connie L. McCalla, Vice President, Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063, Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and received no later than Friday, October 30, 2014, when the review of materials will begin. Positions are open until filled. References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive and competitive fringe benefit package are provided.

The successful candidate must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153.


The College seeks to appoint an individual with outstanding academic, leadership, and executive skills and who has the following qualifications and characteristics: • An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines taught in the CAH Division; OR An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines taught in the CAH Division, and additionally an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate teaching discipline, education, educational administration, or a closely related field. • Three (3) years of undergraduate teaching experience, preferably at a community college. • Five (5) years of senior educational administrative experience. • Firm commitment to the ideals and mission of Delaware County Community College and to its role as an Achieving the Dream College. • Experience, commitment, and vision to promote social justice and equity in an inclusive, diverse, and multicultural academic environment. • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. • Commitment to student-centered learning. • Demonstrated successful academic administrative experience including budget, curriculum, and human resource management. • Evidence of effective communication, organizational, and leadership skills. • Experience in and commitment to building strong, positive collegial relationships both within and outside the College, and an advocate of the College to the community. • Strong motivational team-building skills to encourage and enable others to develop and succeed. • Accessibility and responsiveness to faculty needs as they relate to the educational environment. • Experience using data to make good decisions and to foster innovation and improvement. • Experience as a planner with the skills of a strategic thinker. • Broad interest in and exposure to the diversity of courses and programs offered by the Communication, Arts, & Humanities Division. • Knowledge of current trends and research in Developmental Education and ESL. • Demonstrated experience and commitment to emerging instructional delivery technologies and integration of new technologies into the learning process. • Ability to work well with the CAH Division’s Assistant Dean and Support Staff, the College’s Support Services, and the nine campuses and centers of the College located in two Counties. • Ability to work collaboratively with the Provost, fellow Deans, Directors, and other administrators. • Willingness to support the growing visual and performing arts programs offered by the CAH Division to the community.


Delaware County Community College invites applications for the position of Dean of Communications, Arts, & Humanities (CAH), to begin on January 01, 2015.

Delaware County Community College, founded in 1967, is an accredited, associate degree-granting institution of higher education serving Delaware and Chester counties at eight locations.  It is the seventh largest post-secondary institution in undergraduate enrollment in the Greater Philadelphia region.  More than 28,000 credit and non-credit students are served annually with a comprehensive array of programs, including computer-based and distance-learning classes.  The College’s mission is to facilitate learning by providing quality educational programs and services that are student-focused, accessible, comprehensive, and flexible to meet the educational needs of the diverse communities it serves.  As an Achieving the Dream College, a broad range of support services are offered to strengthen academic preparedness and increase student success and retention. The competency-based curriculum makes the College different from every other community college in the region and most other post-secondary institutions, and certifies DCCC graduates as possessing the skills, attitudes, and values needed to perform competently in their area of study.  For the fourth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Delaware County Community College as a Great College to Work For. The results were released as part of The Chronicle’s sixth annual report on the Academic Workplace in which more than 45,000 employees from 300 institutions around the country were surveyed. Of the 97 colleges recognized overall, Delaware County Community College was the only two-year college in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction.

The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for the academic, administrative, personnel, and fiscal operations of their Division consistent with college policies and procedures and the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Through membership in the Council of Deans, the Dean participates in setting College and Division goals. Broad responsibilities include strategic planning, academic leadership and curriculum development including course/program assessments, budget management, faculty evaluation and involvement in the Professional Development Plan for probationary faculty, personnel management, quality assurance, and community relations and partnerships. In addition, the Dean should be committed to academic excellence, diversity, and a spirit of collaboration.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Develop the academic plan for the Division.
  • Lead the program and course assessment processes.
  • Oversee external accreditation processes for programs.
  • Ensure the academic integrity of all educational offerings.
  • Support and promote the use of existing and emerging technologies in the teaching and learning process.


  • Create a schedule that is based on student needs.
  • Prepare institutional, state, and national reports as required on a timely basis.
  • Implement special projects or duties as assigned by the Provost.


  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate faculty and staff in accordance with College policies.
  • Assign faculty workloads according to the faculty contract.
  • Support probationary faculty through the tenure process.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to create professional development opportunities for the Division.

Fiscal Operations:

  • Develop and oversee the Division’s instructional budget.
  • Seek and administer additional funding sources such as grants.



      Deans will be involved in an annual review process.  Additional reviews will occur as needed.


Additional Employment:

      The Dean’s position is considered a full-time position.  Deans wishing to engage in part-time teaching or consultation activities must obtain

       prior approval from the Provost.

DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.