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Dean of Instruction/Liberal Arts & Sciences

Minnesota State
RIDGEWATER COLLEGE  
Dean of Instruction/Liberal Arts & Sciences
MnSCU Excluded Administrator – Range 6

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Success, this position:

  • Provides administrative oversight and supervision primarily to liberal arts and sciences general education offerings on both campuses of Ridgewater College.
  • Aligns division and program goals with the college’s academic and strategic plan and the system’s strategic directions (established by the Board of Trustees).
  • Works collaboratively to create and implement continuous improvement initiatives to grow enrollment, improve retention and expand quality learning opportunities for students. 
    A detailed position description can be obtained from the Human Resource Office.
     
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Master’s Degree in any of the academic areas within the Liberal Arts & Sciences division.
  • College-level classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations
  • Demonstrate willingness to participate in activities supporting a culture of continuous improvement in all collegiate areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, human relations, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel (20%).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience:
  • Five years college-level classroom teaching experience
  • Experience teaching at a two-year college
  • Supervisory experience in a union environment
  • Previous experience as an administrator in a college or university, preferably within the Minnesota State system
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Collaborative leadership style.
  • Experience with a variety of pedagogical and technological educational delivery methods. 
Application Procedure:   
  • Please apply online at www.ridgewater.edu/jobs
  • Click on administrative positions
  • Select vacancy you are applying for (bottom of page)
Applicants must include:
  • Online Employment Application
  • Vitae/Resume
  • Letter of Interest addressing the position qualifications
  • Copy of College Transcripts (official copy may be required upon hire)
  • A list of three professional references with contact information 
 
ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2020 
 
For further information please contact Jane Bohlsen Jane.Bohlsen@ridgewater.edu or 320-222-6075.
                                                           
NOTICE:  In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
It is the policy of Ridgewater College to ensure that the selection process is accessible to all candidates.  Please contact the Human Resource Office at (320) 222-6074 to obtain materials in an alternative media and/or to request a reasonable accommodation during the selection process.
 
Ridgewater College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
A MEMBER OF THE MINNESOTA STATE SYSTEM
A Member of HERC Higher Education Recruitment Consortium www.uppermidwestherc.org