Associate Dean, STEM

Job description

Associate Dean, STEM

Department: Learning & Engagement

Location: Westshore Campus

Reports To: Dean, Learning & Engagement

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req871

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals


Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Provides leadership and administrative management to its STEM academic disciplines at the Westshore Campus. Supports campus strategic initiatives related to STEM education. Manages the departmental academic schedule. Responsible for campus and division-wide communication related to faculty expectations, plans, and activities.


Provides leadership and management for Science and Math disciplines at the Westshore campus

Works in coordination with the College-wide Engineering and Information Technology programs to ensure Westshore Campus students’ access to engineering and information technology courses as well as to provide campus support for faculty

Responsible for the development, review and evaluation of academic plans, curriculum, programs, course schedules and budgets within the department

Recruits, selects, supervises and evaluates faculty and departmental staff

Supports the Academic Dean in the successful deployment of campus strategic initiatives related to STEM education; strengthening the pipeline from secondary to post-secondary education; and experiential opportunities that increase students’ workforce readiness, degree and certificate completion

Identifies grant opportunities geared toward increasing students’ experiential, research and co-op experiences in STEM fields

Collaborates with other academic area team members as part of the campus-based academic leadership team in order to keep programs relevant and current

Develops and manages the department’s academic schedule, handles student issues, conducts curriculum assessment, evaluation, and revisions as necessary

Ensures the communication of plans, activities and expectations for faculty and staff at various levels within the campus and within the division

Performs other duties as assigned




Master’s degree in a STEM-related field

Significant related experience may substitute for education

Minimum of seven years of demonstrated executive experience in a STEM-related discipline in a higher education environment

Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others

Demonstrated experience Forecasting, Planning, Maintaining, Preparing, and Monitoring a business area’s budget

Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)

Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


Possess comprehensive knowledge of Higher Education leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

Possess broad based knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systems

Possess broad based knowledge of supporting student success

Ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff

Possess strong administrative and management skills

Possess a commitment to working with cross-functional teams

Possess a commitment to professional development and continuous learning and improvement

Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Possess strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented

Demonstrated creative thinker and a problem solver

Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail

Possess intermediate-level project management skills

Possess basic-level Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)

Possess intermediate-level Banner System skills (or equivalent program)

Possess intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Possess basic-level skills with Microsoft Access

Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population





Quality of Work



Continuous Improvement


Service Focus

Time Utilization



Doctoral Degree


Possess working knowledge of curriculum development and program review

Possess working knowledge of academic quality systems

Ability to adapt and respond quickly to the changing needs of the organization and its internal and external constituents


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;

The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;

Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;

Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite


Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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