Dean, Instruction (Social Sciences and Humanities) (#20438) KW

Lone Star College-Kingwood
Apr 17, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Lone Star College-Kingwood
Dean, Instruction (Social Sciences and Humanities) (#20438) KW 

Position Summary
Working under the leadership of the Vice-Presidents of Instruction, the instructional Deans are the principal academic and budgetary officers for their respective divisions within Lone Star College. Instructional Deans are empowered with the authority necessary to provide positive leadership regarding academic personnel, curricular, and budgetary decisions that further the academic, programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. Such leadership includes the processes of academic personnel policy, participation in budgetary allocations, determination of academic standards and benchmarks, and the acquisition, retention or release of academic programs.

Job Functions
1.Leads instructional areas through planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Builds processes in the division and collaborates with other LSC divisions, VPIs, and Deans to ensure schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads are efficiently distributed, and registration to final grade delivery is seamless. 
2.Ensures that the division offers programs that allow for student success. This includes developing benchmarks through data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met. If necessary, oversees the discontinuation of programs that do not meet student needs or are unsustainable. 
3.Coordinates and maintains long-range academic plan for the division with appropriate Lone Star College (LSC) leadership, including but not limited to rollout, budget, staff development and succession planning, plus community awareness. 
4.Guides the division in keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in instructional methods, technology, and effective pedagogies for learning and ensures that these trends are built into the long-range plan for the division. 
5.Regularly analyzes and provides evaluation of instructional area and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to ensure curriculum and instructional integrity. 
6.Develops and implements faculty and staff professional growth plans that leverage employee talent to achieve LSC goals. Oversees the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified faculty and staff. Resolves personnel issues and student issues as needed and develops and maintains effective channels of communication. 
7.Develops budget recommendations and manages budget allocations for effective, efficient and productive educational programs and support services. 
8.Develops innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to leverage system resources. Expands relationships with external constituencies by working with P-12 and university partners, attending community functions, and serving on various committees. 
9.Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications
•Master’s degree and at least 7 years of related work experience, at least 3 in a Manager- or Director-level position. 

Hiring Salary is $97,177

How to Apply  
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