Dean, Mathematics and Sciences (Interim, 2019)

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0000940 Job Title: Dean, Mathematics and Sciences (Interim, 2019) Discipline or Department: Instructional Services Position Type: Administrator Working Title: Dean, Mathematics and Sciences (Interim, 2019) Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: See "Type of Benefits" section below. Type of Benefits: COMPENSATION AND FRINGE BENEFITS:

Compensation for the interim dean will be based on the 2019-20 Academic Administrators Salary Schedule and will not be less than $170,096 per year, to be prorated based on the actual number of contract days. This position will be subject to the academic administrators' working conditions manual.

MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Academic administrators are normally covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Full Time or Part Time? Full-Time Months Per Year 6 months Working Hours: Contract Days
(Faculty Positions Only) Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Apply and submit application materials online at Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online application system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date. A complete application packet must include the following:

1.An administrator application which includes your complete employment history.

2.A cover letter explaining how your education and experience have prepared you to provide leadership in this position and meet both the minimum and desirable qualifications listed in this job announcement (no more than two pages).

3.A separate statement describing your experiences, commitment, and professional awareness around issues of social justice and equity-minded practices as an administrator/manager. Attach this to the "Other Document" link.

4.A current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience, educational achievement and community involvement (no more than three pages).

5.If selected to interview, you will be required to submit transcripts showing conferral of your master's or higher level degree. If your degree is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you will need to submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency showing the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

NOTE: Please abide by the length specifications and do not submit additional materials as they will not be reviewed.

NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will be asked to answer the additional question listed below. Your answer will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

--MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion. Special Instructions to Applicants: Continued Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. Interviews with the search committee are expected to be conducted in February 2019.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation for any aspect of the search process should contact the Human Resources Office at least five days before the closing date.


An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) tuberculosis clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees. Basic Function and Other Details: MiraCosta Community College in coastal, north San Diego County, California, invites applications for a full-time, six-month sabbatical leave replacement, instructional dean position beginning in July 2019 through December 2019.

Under the direction of the vice president of instructional services, the interim dean of mathematics and sciences will work with the following departments (subject to change): Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Geology, Oceanography, Physics), and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science). The dean provides leadership for and works with distance education, tutoring and academic support, writing center and math learning center.

MiraCosta seeks a leader to complement the instructional team and who possesses these qualities:

Integrity - Well-developed ethics and core values congruent with actions; responsibility and transparency in actions; good will and humor.

Intellect - Cognition, expertise and curiosity to work at a high level of accomplishment, continually developing skills; administrative acumen, judiciousness, and efficiency.

Interpersonal Skills - Human understanding and diplomacy, demonstrated by clear, appropriate writing and speech; flexibility to lead or to follow, to collaborate or to support, depending on the needs of the division and the project.

Institutional Agility - Knowledge of and skill in use of formal and informal networks; capacity to simplify and integrate complex processes and work toward consensus.

The interim dean plans, organizes, integrates and directs the work and programs of the school of mathematics and sciences; participates actively in shared governance activities and initiatives; works in close cooperation with other instructional and administrative deans; provides expert professional assistance and leadership to the president and executive management on district-wide programs and strategies for achieving the district's mission and institutional goals within areas of campus responsibility; and performs related duties as assigned. Basic Function and Other Details Continued: Representative Duties:

1.Plan, organize, direct, oversee, lead, integrate and evaluate the work of faculty and classified managers and staff in an assigned school, campus or administration department; with department chairs and managers, manage and direct development, implementation and evaluation of annual program plans, goals and objectives, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve district goals, objectives and standards; develop and work with faculty and staff to manage and monitor budgets for personnel, facilities, equipment and instructional materials; track program funding allocations and expenditures to ensure compliance with legal mandates.

2.Provide day-to-day leadership and work with school, campus or administration department academic and classified staff to ensure excellence in educational opportunities and student services supportive of high student and staff achievement, innovation, best practices, stewardship and fiscal prudence.

3.Manage and participate in the selection of full-time and associate faculty; coordinate associated employment processes with Human Resources; conduct and/or facilitate new faculty and/or staff orientations; monitor teaching load assignments; oversee and ensure the timely evaluation of faculty; encourage faculty in their continuing professional development; work to promote and maintain a collegial environment; chair faculty tenure review processes; oversee, facilitate and/or act as a final adjudicator in faculty, staff, student and community conflict resolution and grievance processes.

4.Direct and manage the performance of classified administrators and staff; direct and oversee the selection of managers and staff; establish performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development, in accordance with district human resources policies and labor contract agreements.

5.Coordinate and/or participate in the district's institutional planning processes; manage and oversee a variety of research initiatives, including research on student equity and success outcome measures, to inform strategic and program planning efforts; coordinate, facilitate and participate in regular program reviews.

6.Participate actively in the life of the college and its shared governance processes by serving on district committees, task forces and councils; coordinate, assign, direct and/or participate in work on projects associated with accreditation.

7.Work with faculty, staff and administration to ensure compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 5, accreditation standards and Board Policies and Administrative Procedures; work with faculty and staff in evaluating changes in regulations and standards and determining collegial means to address changes and ensure compliance.

8.Provide leadership in the coordination of state, local and regional collaborations; oversee the development of grant applications and administration of grants.

9.Manage and oversee systems and procedures for the acquisition and maintenance of data in accordance with state regulations; direct or participate in preparation of periodic and end-of-year reports.

10.Stay abreast of relevant trends and engage in personal professional development programs and activities to maximize contributions to the college and the community. Representative Duties Continued: 11.In consultation with department chairs, use enrollment management data to develop efficient class schedules and related services, such as laboratory sections, to balance needs for student access, success and completion with appropriate financial stewardship; manage the scheduling of classes, monitor class sizes and cancellations and approve and direct implementation of schedule changes.

12.Ensure the integrity of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards and education code requirements; work with department chairs and faculty in monitoring student success and equity outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; foster quality instruction and optimal functioning of programs; provide support to incorporate and implement "best practices" within fields of instruction.

13.Lead and work with faculty in conducting regular curriculum reviews and in developing curricula for new courses to meet student needs.


1.Establish and maintain relationships with and serve as an ambassador to the community, local businesses, industry and other college partners.

2.Perform related duties as assigned. Knowledge and Abilities Minimum Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Possession of a master's degree in a field of study relevant to this assignment from an accredited college or university (a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation); AND

2.At least one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience relevant to this assignment; AND

3.Possession of the minimum requirements to serve as a faculty member at the community college level (see the 2017 Handbook of "Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges" at; AND

4.Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability, and academic diversity of community college students, faculty, and staff. Minimum Qualifications Continued: Desirable Qualifications: DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Administrative experience.

2. Collaborative management style and administrative experience compatible with MiraCosta College's commitment to collegial governance.

3. Proven record in data-driven decision-making.

4. Grant management experience.

5. College-level teaching experience, preferably at a community college.

6.Ability to contribute to the mission of the college. Licenses and Other Requirements: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program. Physical Effort: Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse and other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working Conditions: Primarily an office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested. Posting Date: 12-12-2018 Closing Date: 01-23-2019 First Screening Date: Human Resources Contact Information [email protected] or 760.795.6854 EEO Statement: MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at

The successful candidate will join a campus that thrives on a wealth of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. We continually strive to provide a strong, supportive, and authentic environment where difference is valued, respected, encouraged, and honored; where all employees and students experience a sense of belonging and the freedom to express themselves, and where their experiences are recognized and valued. About MiraCosta: MISSION STATEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL GOALS:

The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career- and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner.


The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected from each of the district's seven communities. About MiraCosta: (contd) MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The college's fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community. In addition, the college partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center and hosts the Veterans Business Outreach Center.

MiraCosta College employs 209 full-time faculty, 388 regular classified staff, 14 classified administrators and 16 academic administrators. An additional 605 associate faculty work in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 101 educators or contract staff provide community education and workforce development activities.


The district operates two campuses and two centers.

The Oceanside Campus (OC) moved to its 121.5-acre site in 1964 and houses a comprehensive public community college offering credit, fee-based, and noncredit courses. In the 2016-17 academic year, the college offered general education credit courses that applied toward 66 associate degrees, 50 Certificates of Proficiency, and 61 Certificates of Achievement. Some noncredit classes and community services courses are also offered on this campus. Approximately 10,500 students, the majority of the district's students, attend the Oceanside Campus.

The San Elijo Campus (SAN) in Cardiff is positioned as the district's transfer-focused site and offers a wide range of credit courses leading to transfer and almost 40 associate degrees and career certificates. Each semester, more than 200 sections are offered on this campus to a student body of more than 3,000 students, with support networks in tutoring, counseling, library, wellbeing, and student activities. A rich variety of community events and workshops are also offered year-round at the San Elijo Campus. The Sites: The Community Learning Center (CLC) opened in fall 2000, serves approximately 2,500 students, and is located on 7.6 acres in downtown Oceanside. The CLC hosts a wide variety of noncredit programs, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, classes for older adults, health classes, parenting classes, and classes for those who are physically and mentally challenged. The center also houses the Cisco Networking Academy, which prepares students for computer industry certifications. Credit courses that fulfill general education requirements are also offered at this site and are intended to support students' transition from noncredit to credit enrollment.

MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of MiraCosta College's Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs. From enrichment classes to job training programs, the TCI provides the types of classes that make it easy for students to reach their goals, no matter what age. All of the programs and classes at the TCI are fee-based and not-for-credit. The TCI offers classes and certificate programs to skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 275 fully online class sections each semester, with another 170 sections offered partially online. Accreditation: ACCREDITATION:

MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill of Regulations. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College.

Specific MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies: California State Board of Registered Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians, California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Adult High School). The Area THE AREA:

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college's proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Clery Act: As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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Posted: 12/25/2018
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