Dean of the School of Public Service and Administration

Anderson University invites applications for Dean of the School of Public Service and Administration. The University seeks a visionary individual with a strong, Christian value system, lifestyle and commitment to the integration of faith and learning to build upon current programs to reach higher levels of achievement. This is a full-time, twelve-month position; the start date is negotiable.  Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based upon academic qualifications, experience in leadership and record of scholarship. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier, comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Primary Purpose

The successful candidate will have a terminal degree and applied experience in the field of public service and administration, including budgetary oversight and demonstrated success in managing and leading personnel. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience at both the undergraduate and undergraduate levels. The School of Public Service and Administration currently serves traditional students, adult students and graduate students. The school offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for traditional and adult students, and the Master of Criminal Justice for working professionals.

Essential Functions

  • Set a vision and strategy for the school that reflects the University‚Äôs strategic initiatives
  • Reflect the values of the University in professional relationships
  • Partner with enrollment management for student recruitment
  • Maintain effective communication with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Provide leadership in curricular development, program assessment, budget management and resource development
  • Guide the hiring and evaluation of faculty and support the professional development of faculty members
  • Provide support for institutional and regional accreditation activities
  • Enhance current relationships with external entities, law enforcement agencies, judicial system representatives and other sources of support for the programs, including those who may provide potential employment for graduates of the school

Essential Knowledge and Skills

An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution is required. The discipline of the advanced degree will be in a broad field of study related to Public Service and Administration. The degree and professional experience of the candidate will provide appropriate preparation for teaching and leadership of the school.

To ensure full consideration, please send electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, at least three references complete with contact information and a completed Anderson University Faculty Application to:

Office of the Provost
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Applications are currently under review and will be accepted until the position is filled.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.

Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at