Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to begin July 1, 2020
The University of South Carolina Upstate is seeking a visionary, innovative, enthusiastic, and student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, a unit of 11 majors, 29 minors, and 1 certificate program. The candidate should possess a record of academic administrative and teaching excellence, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and inclusive decision-making. Key duties include: recruiting, developing, and managing an outstanding faculty; identifying and building academic programs for 21st century undergraduate and graduate students; identifying and cultivating community engagement opportunities; managing the College’s social media presence; overseeing the development of all academic programs within the College; creating an inclusive, team-oriented environment among faculty and staff; identifying and crafting strategies for student recruitment and retention; and managing a multi-million dollar budget. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to collegiality, the ability to attract external funding, the ability to maintain and strengthen ties with the community, a commitment to diversity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina, and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6,100 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Required Education and Experience: The successful candidate should have earned a doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution and qualify as a full professor in the College. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience at the Department Head, Division Head, or Center Director level or above and a clear record of distinguished teaching and scholarship. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have five years of experience at the Department Head, Division Head, of Center Director level or above.

Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For a complete job description and to apply, go to:

Contact information:
Dr. Chris Bender
Chair, Search Committee
(864) 503-5755

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: FAC00161PO19

Contact Information
Ryan Boggs
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, 29303