Vice President, Instruction
Job Title: Vice President, Instruction
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34453
Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-CyFair
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.
Campus address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.Job Description
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Vice President, Instruction serves as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) for the campus, overseeing instructional departments, student support/services, and other units as assigned by the campus president. The CAO is responsible for student learning, quality of instruction, data informed decision making, and the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity at the campus and center locations. Promotes an environment supportive of the Lone Star College mission, vision, and strategic plan. Provides effective, creative and energetic leadership by promoting, supporting and evaluating innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provides leadership for planning, developing, and improvement of instructional programs, which may include but are not limited to; credit transfer and workforce programs, faculty initiatives and professional development, academic support, assessment, accreditation compliance, alternate delivery methods, and institutional effectiveness.
- Works with LSC key personnel to establish college-wide protocols for faculty hiring, workload, and other relevant issues. Provides leadership and oversight of curriculum development and implementation of curricula, courses, programs and activities.
- Ensures that faculty and programs remain compliant with all applicable internal and external rules, regulations, guidelines, and requirements (focus on SACS, GIPEWE, THECB,WECM), as well as with LSC policies and procedures.
- Manages, monitors, and administers area budgets. Implements budget controls and performs needs assessments for development of annual budgeting recommendations.
- Continuously reviews, analyzes, and evaluates instructional programs seeking opportunities for continuous improvement. Makes recommendations to campus President about the creation, improvement, and deactivation of instructional programs in collaboration with the faculty, deans and college president.
- Provides leadership in the recruitment, hiring, orientation, evaluation, retention and professional development of faculty, administration and staff.
- Resolves student, faculty, and dean's issues/grievances and academic appeals through collaboration and appropriate appeal processes.
- Develops and pursues professional relationships with area ISD's, higher education institutions, and community organizations to increase educational partnerships and to determine community educational needs within the college’s service area.
- Actively participates as an LSC representative on various committees, meetings, and conferences.
- Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Strong personal initiative and autonomy with the ability to provide dynamic and innovative academic leadership
- Ability to design integrated systems and processes
- Knowledge and skills in instructional development and evaluation including new program development, effective strategies for teaching and learning, and the appropriate application of technology to enhance learning and access
- Ability to provide coordination for review, development revision, and articulation
- Proven effectiveness in allocating and managing resources
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to set priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously
- Above average skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information
- Ability to establish strategy and direction for departments
- Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
- Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
- Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
- Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
- Master’s degree and at least 10 years of related work experience, with at least 5 years in a Manager- or Director- level position
- Doctoral degree
- 5 years of experience as a Dean or at the Dean level
Hiring salary minimum is $125,140 annually.
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.Special Instructions
Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.
If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.
You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.How to Apply
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY
We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.
Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).
If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.
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More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.