Assistant Dean, STEM
The Assistant Dean, STEM will assist in the administration of academic programs, which includes Academic/Curricular and Assessment. Essential functions include assisting in course planning schedule, curriculum development, hiring/supervision of assigned staff, support of assessment activities, and collaboration across campus with various student initiatives, i.e., retention, guided pathways, transfer and others as assigned.
Examples of Duties:
- Promotes and supports the value of diversity and cultural sensitivity in all aspects of learning and teaching
- Demonstrates commitment to the development and enhancement of a learning-centered and performance-based learning and work environment.
- Assists the STEM division in maintaining standards of instruction that are academically challenging to students.
- Assists in the process of positive counseling, advisement, and retention of students, including addressing student academic issues and complaints for STEM programs.
- Identifies, recommends, directs, motivates, develops, and evaluates personnel, so as to achieve program outcomes, by providing evidence of contributions, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to the College and the division.
- Collaborate with faculty and staff in the STEM division in the development of effective teaching, student support and retention strategies for students.
- Serves as a support person for program curriculum/course development, revision and evaluation in the STEM division.
- Assists the STEM division with the approval process for new programs and courses.
- Assists the STEM division with course and program submissions to the Curriculum Committee.
- Collaborates with the Dean, STEM, to provide support to the members of the STEM division.
- Serves as a resource and support person for assessment activities for the STEM division.
- Work directly with STEM students' academic pathway plans and providing advice and support to STEM students inclusive of those students in programmatic cohorts.
- Work with the Dean of STEM to develop opportunities for students including STEM academies and provide support to students within these academies.
- Communicates and consults professionally and effectively with divisional and College colleagues regarding curricula, student outcomes, and other activities.
- Maintains a high level of expertise through participation in approved professional development activities and regular review of professional journals and other publications.
- Performs all other duties, as assigned.
- Master's Degree in a field of STEM or a related area of study, required,
- Three years' teaching experience in higher education, preferred
- Three years' administrative experience at the level of director or division chair, preferred
- Documented experience in planning and implementing activities related to assessment
- Documented experience in curriculum development and evaluation
- Documented proficiency in oral and written communications and interpersonal relations, including the ability to present to administration, community groups, students, and/or Board of Trustees
- Documented familiarity with a variety of learning delivery systems (e.g., distance learning, weekend programming, accelerated programs)
- Commitment to and knowledge of a comprehensive community college philosophy and a student-centered learning environment
- Commitment to the community college mission including addressing the needs of a diverse student population