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Assistant Dean - College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Grand Canyon University    Phoenix, AZ 85067

Assistant Dean - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an Assistant Dean of Behavioral Health for the traditional ground campus in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which provides a job focused education. The college features a variety of programs from counseling and psychology to justice studies, history and English literature.

Responsible for assisting the office of the Dean in managing both academic and operational aspects for the college. This position works directly with faculty, department chairs, and other college leadership in a variety of programs included but not limited to undergraduate and graduate disciplines in Communications, English, Government, History, Justice Studies, Mathematics, Professional Writing, and Spanish. Activities and outcomes focus on creating a learning atmosphere and collegiate community in which program objectives are mastered by participating students, faculty focus is on quality instruction and student success, and operational processes are utilized that support growth and efficiency.


+ Responsible for supervision, development, performance assessment, and management of full-time faculty, adjunct faculty and staff associated with the undergraduate and graduate programs included but not limited to Communications, English, Government, History, Justice Studies, Mathematics, Professional Writing, Spanish and related fields.

+ Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, staffing, and managing full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, instructional assistants, and staff.

+ Responsible for addressing and resolving student and faculty issues.

+ Provide oversight of the academic life cycle, including planning, developing and implementing new programs, curriculum, quality instruction, programmatic and general education assessment.

+ Develop and support external partnerships and communities with industry leaders that promote and support the college.

+ Assist the Dean in budget development, fiscal monitoring and other related administrative activities as they relate the college holistically.

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ Doctoral degree in disciplines of the college.

+ Minimum of 3 or more year’s community college or university administrative experience that included supervision of direct reports preferred.

+ Full-time teaching experience in a ground or online modality in either a community college or university setting.

+ Knowledge of professional practices in disciplines that are granted degrees in the college; knowledge of differences between undergraduate and graduate education and training and practicums required in both.

+ Strong analytical skills including ability to think synthetically and analytically with the ability to communicate complicated information in a comprehensible manner.

+ Strong and effective oral and written communication skills with ability to articulate university’s and school’s mission and strategic goals and objectives.

+ Demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior congruent with GCU’s pillars and mission with a commitment to Christian ideals and philosophy.

+ Ability to develop collaborative and cooperative relationships with committees, colleagues, faculty and administration.

+ Ability to supervise staff initiate hiring and retention and effectively coach, counsel, evaluate and recognize staff.

+ Ability to lead diverse group of employees and set direction for ongoing growth and academic excellence.

+ Effectively manage conflict, resolve personnel programs and enforce policy and ethical principles and protect confidentiality of all employees.

+ Possess an ability to imagine a future for the College in a way that promotes excellence and enhances flexibility to adapt to changing conditions.

+ Possess an entrepreneurial spirit that will generate and apply resources in ways that help realize the priorities of the College and University.

+ Proficiency with MS Office Suite, databases, and routine office software (email, internet, etc.)

+ Must pass pre-employment background investigation.

+ Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Phoenix, AZ

Posted: 4/14/2021

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: R000031234-1

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