BME. Dean of Arts and Sciences


Develops and carries out academic policies and programs for South Plains College as directed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.



Levelland Campus


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare an annual calendar of events and due dates for the division.
  • Assist with all registrations.
  • Monitor all class enrollments, check with chairpersons concerning classes with less than ten (10) enrolled, and make recommendation to cancel or continue with the class.
  • Review enrollments shifts from fall to fall and spring to spring
  • Evaluate "Teaching Schedules", as submitted by the chairpersons, and recommend overloads. Every effort should be made to stay within institutional guidelines.
  • Serve as chairperson for the Division of Arts and Sciences Departmental Chairperson Council.
  • Maintain an up-to-date (not more than three years old) syllabi file on all academic transfer courses.
  • Review chairperson evaluations by faculty and also personally evaluate chairpersons.
  • Hold conferences with chairpersons regarding their faculty evaluations.
  • Participate in all new faculty orientation sessions and the Community College Course as requested.
  • Provide leadership for curriculum/program development and revision.
  • Serve on the Instructional Deans Council, Administrative Council, Academic Council, Admissions Committee (ex-officio), Communicable Diseases Committee (ex-officio), Hazard Communication Committee.
  • Evaluate the need for additional faculty positions. Serve on search committee for faculty being recruited for the Division.
  • Work with departmental chairpersons regarding part-time faculty, and maintain appropriate records.
  • Recommend probationary faculty and tenured faculty for contract renewal (date determined by Vice President for Academic Affairs).
  • Receive and appropriately recommend all faculty rank promotions and tenure.
  • Have responsibility for all budget preparation for the division, dean's office, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chorus and Jazz Singers.
  • Direct the management of the divisional budget.
  • Investigate and help implement innovative ways for professional faculty development.
  • Submit requests for curriculum changes for Arts and Sciences to the Coordinating Board.
  • Verify all Arts and Sciences approved courses from the Coordinating Board master list.
  • Assist in development and revision of the college catalog, class schedules, instructional brochures, and the college policies and procedures manual.



Work directly with nine department chairs, the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and over 100 faculty in the division.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution required, Doctorate preferred; four or more years of experience as department or division chair, or Dean level experience preferred.


Successful experience as a classroom teacher at the community college level required.


Ability to represent the interest of all departments within the division and understand the needs of other areas.


Demonstrated willingness to accept job assignments based upon the needs of the institution.


Demonstrated ability to make and administer decisions from a global perspective.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top administration, the faculty, campus groups and/or public groups.



Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis preferred.



Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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