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Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Job Summary

The Dean of Arts and Sciences is responsible for faculty management; curriculum development; academic planning; student learning and program outcome assessment; program review and evaluation; strategic planning; management of the academic course schedule; and restricted/unrestricted budget management for all academic departments assigned to the division.

The Dean of Arts and Sciences will also maintain teaching responsibilities to include: time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or telecommunications courses and in immediate preparation for them; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing thesis; directing individual and group studies and practicums; reviewing written examinations and papers; supervising independent study projects, and supervising internships or programs. Professional peer review is an essential feature of effective teaching.

The Arts and Science Division offers undergraduate programs in Humanities, Social Sciences (sociology, social work, and rehabilitation), Psychology, and Political Science.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of programs that are consistent with the mission of the college and that meet the evolving needs of the community and its students.
  • Manage restricted and unrestricted budgets in compliance with Board Policies, state and federal law.
  • Lead the process of program accreditation and preparation of self-study reports and site visits. Ensure programs and curricula align with requirements of state and federal regulating agencies and external accrediting organizations.
  • Maintain an ongoing divisional educational plan with annual goals and objectives to meet instructional needs.
  • Represent divisional concerns and needs to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Participate in community activities, including advisory boards, to ensure the relevance of curricula.
  • Develop articulation agreements to reduce barriers to student success and degree completion.
  • Engage in professional development to maintain and develop areas of professional expertise.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences (sociology, social work, and rehabilitation), Psychology, and Political Science or related field with prior higher education experience;
  • Must be qualified to teach courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences (sociology, social work, and rehabilitation), Psychology and Political Science areas;
  • Proficiency in use of current instructional and computer technology required;
  • Experience teaching courses in an online format;
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues;
  • A record of prior service, scholarship, and teaching;
  • Grant writing experience and/or the ability to pursue and secure external funding.


  • A terminal degree in any the Humanities, Social Sciences (sociology, social work, and rehabilitation), Psychology, and Political Science fields preferred;
  • Appropriate certification or licensures required in the Social Science areas (social work or rehabilitation) preferred.


Submit a detailed CV (including contact information for three references), unofficial transcripts, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy to and a copy to Assistant Vice Present of Academic Affairs at by February 28, 2022. Official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees and successful completion of a background check (including reference checks) will be required prior to the date of hire.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Dean of Arts and Sciences position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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