Position announcement for Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The American University of Armenia (AUA) invites applications for the position of Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The University: The American University of Armenia is a privately endowed, independent American institution of higher education in the Republic of Armenia (located in the capital city Yerevan) with an enrollment of about 2,000 students, including 469 graduate students, that is affiliated with the University of California. It is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.
The AUA Mission: The American University of Armenia aims to have an impact on students and the community as a center of academic excellence, innovation, inquiry, and diversity that contributes to the further development and advancement of Armenia, the region and the world through teaching and scholarship, fostering creativity, integrity and community service.
The AUA Vision: Through its world-class academic programs, research centers, student services, and community outreach, the American University of Armenia will have a transformative impact on people’s social, economic, political and intellectual capacities to meet the challenges of a globalized world. Our faculty and staff will inspire students to advance knowledge and become responsible citizens and leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS): The CHSS comprises the MA TEFL, MA PSIA, LL.M. and BA in English & Communications degree programs as well a number of certificate programs and research centers. See http://chss.aua.am/ for details about these programs. The College has about 1,500 GenEd students, 166 graduate students, 19 full-time and 76 adjunct faculty members. The world-class faculty is engaged in teaching and research representative of a diversity of disciplines, educational and cultural experiences. The Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences reports directly to the Provost and President.
Responsibilities: The Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College. The Dean has responsibility for providing leadership and support for:
all academic programs in the College including the General Education and Summer course offerings, as well as research centers within the College, including development and final approval of course schedules and teaching assignments;
synergy within academic and research programs of the College;
recruitment and retention of high caliber faculty and program chairs, including implementation of development and performance management models, periodically evaluating each faculty member, advising faculty on their promotion cases and providing recommendation when promotion is considered, providing mentoring to new faculty;
recruitment and retention of students including advising and reviewing grade appeals, student transfer credit requests, withdrawals, readmission;
reviewing and approving program self-studies conducted within the College;
reviewing and approving strategic plans for the programs within the College, periodically developing a strategic plan for the College, contributing to the strategic planning at the institutional level;
working productively with faculty, program chairs, department heads, students, university administrators and the broader community on collaborative projects;
ensuring sound financial performance of the College, including approving budgets for the programs within the College, and managing the College budget;
maintaining close ties with alumni, benefactors and other constituents on issues related to the enhancement of the College and the University;
serving on the Council of Deans and Strategic Planning Steering Committee chaired by the Provost;
performing other related academic and administrative duties as requested/assigned.
Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in a closely-related field; a strong record of research and teaching; evidence of successful administrative abilities and strong leadership credentials at the dean or department/program chair level. Leading candidates will have distinguished records of scholarship, a commitment to excellence and innovation; capacity to advance CHSS’s academic mission and interests and to engage with students, faculty, staff, alumni and leaders in the private and public sectors. Prior academic experience in an international setting, and knowledge of or interest in Armenia, CIS countries and/or the Middle East are preferred but not required.
Requirement: This full-time position requires the incumbent to reside in Armenia.
Compensation: AUA offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.
How to apply
Please submit a brief cover letter and CV by pressing APPLY ONLINE bellow this announcement. In the CV please specify contact information of three three to five references that have firsthand knowledge of your career and administrative experience. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by e-mail.
AUA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active non-discrimination program within the institution.