Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP), ...

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Job location: GT - Humanities and Social Science

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-16
Req: R1961

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job TitleDean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP), #A01057

Job Description SummaryMontgomery College, located just north of Washington, D.C. in Maryland, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and the English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) #A01057, academic area. On three campuses, at off-site locations and online, over 21,000 credit students are enrolled at Montgomery College in more than 130 programs of study. The College attributes its success to the strength of its academic programs, access for students in both the U.S. and internationally to career-relevant programs, and the dedication of its faculty members to effective learning and student success. Montgomery College is under the vibrant leadership of President Dr. DeRionne Pollard. The College was recently named a best community college by the New York Times and a Chronicle of Higher Education report in 2014 named Montgomery College the tenth most diverse public two-year institution in the nation.

As a senior academic officer for the Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes academic areas, the instructional dean works collaboratively with his/her faculty and staff, the Vice President and Provost, and fellow deans in the Communications, Health Sciences, Health and Physical Education and Humanities (CHSHPEH) unit. Further, s/he is expected to demonstrate collaboration and leadership across Montgomery College, and with business and community stakeholders to foster and expand transfer and career-relevant academic programs, enhance educational pathways and opportunities, deepen and expand business and community partnerships, and develop innovative educational approaches to increase student enrollment and success. The Dean is also responsible for creating a shared vision in the Communication, Linguistics, and ELAP areas, and providing effective strategic leadership that advances the College’s Strategic Plan and the Academic Master Plan, including six core academic goals: increasing graduation rates, increasing transfer rates, decreasing the time to degree, decreasing the cost of degree, aligning curricula with four-year institutions, and aligning curricula with the needs of business, industry and the community.

The Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) should possess the skills necessary to continually enhance and expand the reach of both of these programs within the College, with four-year institutions, with the community, and with current and prospective donors. Further, the Dean also garners support for the College’s business and professional programs from donors, alumni, and internal and external stakeholders, including non-profit and for-profit sectors, government and other educational and business-related organizations. The Dean builds coalitions and promotes outreach that engages the College, its partners, and other stakeholders, and anticipates and responds to county, state, national and international trends in both disciplines. The Dean leads energetic efforts to secure partners in delivering educational programs, providing quality academic curricula, and cultivating development and fundraising opportunities with the public and private sectors in support of the College’s students, programs, and events.

The Dean oversees the day-to-day administration of the Communication Studies, Linguistics and ELAP area, managing its capital, human, fiscal, and other critical resources. The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, transformative, inclusive, and deliberative leader with the ability to act as a catalyst for developing the business and related alliances to foster student academic achievement and community leaders’ investment to support the goals of a large, diverse community college in a major metropolitan area.

The College seeks an effective leader with a distinguished record of work in the content areas of communication studies, linguistics, and/or English language learners, along with significant administrative experience that evidences a strong commitment to excellence. Candidates must also be skilled in using data analytics to provide evidence-based decision-making and to manage fiscal resources to maximize the benefit to students, faculty, and the community.

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Required Qualifications

Each candidate will have earned a minimum of a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented in the area. Further, s/he will have at significant experience as a program head, department chair, associate dean, associate provost, or equivalent academic administrator. The candidate must also demonstrate that s/he has experience in curriculum development, faculty recruitment and development, business collaboration, community engagement, and budget management. In order to lead the faculty, staff and students in the Communication, Linguistics and ELAP area, the candidate is required to provide evidence of effective college teaching experience in one of the disciplines taught in the area such as communications, ELAP, television/radio or other closely related disciplines.. The candidate will also have experience leading experiential learning initiatives including internships, service learning, and community outreach. The candidate should have knowledge of policies, procedures, operations, functions and services in a department or division related to Communication Studies, Linguistics, ELAP or in a related for-profit, non-profit or relevant educational setting.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate has an earned doctorate or terminal degree in one of the areas taught in Communication Studies, Linguistics, or ELAP. S/he should have a working knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing all of the disciplines in the area. S/he should demonstrate success in fostering collaborations and strategic partnerships with business organizations and other academic organizations. In addition, the chosen candidate demonstrates success in fostering academic alliances that involve students and offer global learning opportunities in higher education. S/he should also demonstrate experience working with students with similar demographic profiles as those enrolled at Montgomery College, and with strong student success outcomes. The candidate should also possess demonstrated experience in creating academic programs leading to national recognition as well as experience in working with business and industry particularly in the areas of communication, social media, television/radio.

Applications must contain a detailed and illustrative cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and desired attributes listed above, a detailed resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to the College’s Human Resources office. The position will remain open until filled, but only online applications received by October 14, 2019 can be assured of full consideration.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

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Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Closing DateOpen Until Filled

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: [email protected]

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.




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Posted: 9/17/2019
Application Due: 12/16/2019
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