Assistant Dean, STEM

Job description

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:

  1. Promotes and supports the value of diversity and cultural sensitivity in all aspects of learning and teaching
  2. Demonstrates commitment to the development and enhancement of a learning-centered and performance-based learning and work environment.
  3. Assists the STEM division in maintaining standards of instruction that are academically challenging to students.
  4. Assists in the process of positive counseling, advisement, and retention of students, including addressing student academic issues and complaints for STEM programs.
  5. 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.
  6. Collaborate with faculty and staff in the STEM division in the development of effective teaching, student support and retention strategies for students.
  7. Serves as a support person for program curriculum/course development, revision and evaluation in the STEM division.
  8. Assists the STEM division with the approval process for new programs and courses.
  9. Assists the STEM division with course and program submissions to the Curriculum Committee.
  10. Collaborates with the Dean, STEM, to provide support to the members of the STEM division.
  11. Serves as a resource and support person for assessment activities for the STEM division.
  12. Work directly with STEM students' academic pathway plans and providing advice and support to STEM students inclusive of those students in programmatic cohorts.
  13. Work with the Dean of STEM to develop opportunities for students including STEM academies and provide support to students within these academies.
  14. Communicates and consults professionally and effectively with divisional and College colleagues regarding curricula, student outcomes, and other activities.
  15. Maintains a high level of expertise through participation in approved professional development activities and regular review of professional journals and other publications.
  16. Performs all other duties, as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in a field of STEM or a related area of study, required,
    Ph.D. preferred
  • 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




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Job No:
Posted: 8/8/2019
Application Due: 10/7/2019
Work Type:
Salary: 65,200