Dean, Humanities/Social Science - Cuyamaca College in El Cajon California

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Cuyamaca College

El Cajon, California 92020

United States


Detailed Job Description

Posting Number: 13-00027  


Position Type: Management  

Department: C - VP Instruction  

Site: Cuyamaca  

FTE: 1.00  

Months: 12 Month  

Pay Grade Level: M-10  

Starting Pay Rate: (M-10, Step A) $100,372 - (M-10, Step B) $104,387  

Shift Differntial: None  

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Transcript 1
Supplemental Materials 1  

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please limit cover letter to 3 pages. Applicants MUST submit the following supplemental materials along with the other required applicant documents:


Interview Dates are scheduled as follows:
First Level Interviews - 12/13/2013 and 12/16/2013
Final Interviews - 12/20/2013  

Closing Date: 11-24-2013

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, plan, organize, and direct the operations of a major instructional division; administer, supervise and evaluate the performance of academic and classified personnel; evaluate educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students. The Dean functions within a college structure that emphasizes collaboration across department lines and is assigned responsibility for selected college-wide functions.

The following departments currently make up Humanities/Social Science:
1) Art
2) Communication Arts; comprised of English, Reading, Communication,and the Writing Center.
3) American Sign Language.
4) English-as-Second Language.
5) World Languages; comprised of Arabic, Aramaic, French, and Spanish.
6) History, Social and Behavioral Sciences; comprised of Psychology, Political Science, History, Sociology, and Anthropology
7) Humanities, Philosophy and Religious Studies
8) Performing Arts; comprised of Music and Theatre Arts

Administrators may be assigned responsibility for a combination of day, evening, and weekend programs, on-campus and off site. Each instructional Dean assumes responsibility for some college-wide functions; customarily the Dean of Humanities/Social Science has responsibility for technical review of curriculum submissions, development and review of Student Learning Outcomes, and coordination of College Catalogue production. Each Dean is responsible for grants management in their areas. Managers will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their job description.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited institution plus five years of achievement in management, supervision or leadership programs, departments or divisions within an institution of higher education, with emphasis in one or more of the areas to which the Dean position is assigned; OR
A current California Community College Supervisory Credential; OR
The equivalent. If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you must complete a Full-Time Academic Equivalency Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.



1) Manage, evaluate and coordinate academic subject areas and student services in accordance with legal requirements, district policies and sound instructional and student services principles and practices.
2) Establish overall goals, objectives and plans; prepare reports and presentations; initiate and participate in overall program review and planning, including Student Learning Outcome (SLO) development and assessment, communicate statutes, district and college policies and philosophies to division staff.
3) Supervise and coordinate assigned curriculum planning and development; utilize available resources to develop new or revised curriculum; evaluate and recommend instructional materials, equipment and facilities.
4) In-depth knowledge of the Education Code, Title 5 and other administrative state and/or federal regulations and the ability to apply these regulations.
5) Perform the hiring, evaluation and retention of assigned faculty and staff according to statutes, Governing Board policy, and collective bargaining units; plan and coordinate orientation and in-service education for professional development of program faculty and staff.
6) Prepare faculty teaching assignments and schedules; assign certificated and classified staff to work areas, hours and duties; orient and assist new personnel as needed.
7) Prepare budgets and submit through appropriate channels for approval; monitor and control assigned program-operating budgets; initiate special fund requests; determine need and priority for capital equipment and materials.
8) Serve as a member of district, site and/or other committees and task forces.
9) Participate in public information activities to promote and publicize total instructional and student services programs.
10) Prepare catalog material, class schedules and other program information as required.
11) Assure responsiveness of assigned special programs and effective coordination with student services functions to the overall needs of the campus, students, faculty and administrators.
12) Commitment to the community college concept, including the open door philosophy and a diverse curriculum for a heterogeneous student population.
13) Coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff conflicts and problems.
14) Perform related duties as assigned regarding assigned programs as necessary.  
General Employment Information:
Information provided by the applicant, other than that requested for statistical purposes by the Employment Services Office, which indicates candidate's gender, age, ethnicity, religious preference, etc. will be removed from the application. All submitted materials become District property and cannot be returned.

BENEFITS: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides an excellent comprehensive benefits program including medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life and income protection insurance, and membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A $32.00 processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

Candidates invited for interview who must travel distances greater than 250 miles (one-way) outside San Diego County will be reimbursed up to $200 for travel or airfare only.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a disability and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing, please notify the District Employment Services Department at (619) 644-7639.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.  

Posting Date: 10-24-2013  

Date Job Commences: 01/21/2014  

To apply, please visit:

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.  


Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • Social
  • Humantities
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 11/24/2013