Call for Applications and Nominations or the position of
School of Arts & Sciences
Owens State Community College welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. This is a full-time appointment available immediately; but starting date is negotiable.
The College is looking for a visionary, collaborative leader for this critical position. Major responsibilities include administrative oversight of the School of Arts and Sciences on two campuses and at two learning centers; guidance in program planning and development, assessment of student learning, budget planning and management; articulation and transfer agreements; and development of community partnerships.
The mission of the Schools of Arts and Sciences (A & S) is to develop enlightened individuals who are committed to systematic inquiry, social responsibility, artistic engagement, and life-long learning. Th e culture is collaborative and student-centered, and opportunities for creative entrepreneurial program development abound. With eight primary departments under its roof, the School of A & S is a dynamic, progressive division, off ering transfer associate degree programs in conjunction with area four-year colleges and universities. Students can choose a general concentration or a more specialized area, such as English literature, history or biology. Courses taken at Owens Community College parallel the freshman and sophomore courses normally found at four-year colleges or universities. In addition, the School complements the College’s technical studies curricula with courses that build the General Education Core Competencies - mathematical reasoning, writt en communication, oral communication, critical thinking, and social responsibility.
Successful candidates will possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline related to an academic area within the School of Arts and Science. Preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate three (3) years full-time teaching experience or equivalent part-time teaching in an institution of higher education. Two (2) years full-time administration or equivalent part-time experience as an administrator within an adult teaching or learning enterprise or in post-secondary education. Candidates should exhibit strong communication, strategic planning, time management, and team building skills. Demonstrated success in creating both internal and external partnerships, an understanding of distance and alternative learning, and a strong commitment to organizational excellence. Th e successful candidate will demonstrate a consistent management style that exhibits approachable, collaborative, flexible leadership consistent with the competencies of a transformational, facilitative leader.
Tremendous Growth & Success. Originally founded as a technical institute in 1965, Owens Community College was fully chartered as a comprehensive community college in 1994. Th rough its relatively brief history, Owens has experienced such success and explosive growth that its enrollment has more than doubled since 1994. As such, the College now serves over 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year. Known for its innovative approaches to experiential education and more than 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Information Systems, Public Safety, Skilled Trades, Transportation, and Engineering Technology, Owens is now the fourth largest of 23 community and technology colleges in Ohio, with two campuses and two free-standing learning centers serving Northwest Ohio.
Focus on Continuous Quality Improvement & Value. Th e state is dedicated to increasing the number of degrees in Ohio, lowering the cost of tuition, making education accessible to more residents, and holding public institutions to a higher level of accountability to the taxpayers. Owens Community College is responding in unique ways to bett er serve the state’s mission of increasing college graduates in our area. At Owens, we strive to meet and exceed the state’s performance metrics in order to bett er serve our student population. Many of the metrics encompass areas we have already achieved, many we have improved upon, and these let us know that we are on the correct track. Owens also serves as a model in continuous quality improvement eff orts, having joined an exclusive group of institutions participating in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) sponsored by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accrediting body.
The Region. Owens Community College is just an hour’s drive from Detroit, half an hour from public access to Lake Erie, and a short 1.5 hours from Ann Arbor, Michigan (home of the University of Michigan). Whether you enjoy the arts, music, or outdoor adventure, Northwest Ohio/Southern Michigan have it all! Th e Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Zoo (consistently rated in the top 10 nationwide), Owens’s own Center for Fine and Performing Arts, and activities at the University of Toledo provide great entertainment opportunities. Boating, winter skiing, bicycling, and many other outdoor activities are all easily accessible.
Economically, the city is home to two Fortune 500 companies: Dana Corporation and Owens Corning. Another Fortune 500 company in the area is Owens-Illinois. The city’s location near the intersection of I-80/I-90 and I-75 (i.e. “The Crossroads of America”) has made it a popular hub location for transportation companies such as UPS and BAX Global.
Toledo is also the nation’s third busiest rail hub, 15th-busiest air cargo hub, and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes.
Hiring Range: Mid $80’s with a highly competitive benefi ts package (low-priced health insurance, matching retirement contributions, and much more).
To Apply: Please visit our employment website at https://jobs.owens.edu to apply. Position will remain open until filled.
Owens Community College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, or discriminatory factors. In fact, Owens especially welcomes applications from candidates who want to become part of our inclusive culture that embraces and celebrates diversity!