Dean, English

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Dean, English

Pasadena City College

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, Vice President, the Dean, English has principal administrative responsibility for the instructional clusters of departments under his or her supervision. The Dean functions as the primary contact with faculty in relation to budget, curriculum, schedule program development, and staffing issues. The Dean initiates, coordinates, and/or supervises educational initiatives related to the division's programs, including assessing student learning outcomes and conducting program reviews. 

12 Months, 100% Assignment, Exempt from Overtime

  • Coordinate the educational operations and activities of the assigned division, including developing class schedules, generating faculty assignments, and projecting and meeting Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) enrollment targets.
  • In consultation with departments within the division, prepare and monitor program budgets.
  • Support faculty in the development and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), and Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs).
  • Work with faculty to ensure completion of division program reviews.
  • Work cooperatively with Student Affairs personnel to analyze data from assessment and testing methods and practices relevant to course/program offerings.
  • Partner with and support Student Services by informing faculty of programs and services (e.g., EOPS, DSPS, Veterans, Foster Youth, CalWORKs, Ujima) available to students.
  • Consult collegially with faculty and staff regarding an appropriate schedule of classes to meet the needs of students.
  • Determine the final schedule, faculty assignments, and substitute assignments; monitor schedules and workload for accuracy throughout the semester, ensuring the timely submission of schedules and final grades.
  • Follow the provisions of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Administer financial resources consistent with District policy.
  • Develop and maintain external relationships with applicable departments, divisions, and schools at local four-year institutions.
  • Evaluate and approve requests for supplies and equipment, maintaining consistent communication with departments.
  • Communicate with faculty and staff by holding regular meetings and in-service training to facilitate collaborative planning and decision-making; keep them informed about College-wide issues and projects.
  • Participate fully in the integrated planning process.
  • Ensure that programs operate within the state and federally mandated requirements.
  • Work with faculty and staff to determine the need for curriculum or program additions, modifications, and/or deletions.
  • Prepare accurate documents/reports for program and course development, including schedules, catalog information, and program publicity materials. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of new developments, including how changes in information technology are impacting on online teaching, and how curriculum and articulation requirements in colleges and higher education facilities are changing. 
  • Collaboratively determine needs for staff and faculty development and facilitate record-keeping to ensure staff and faculty development accountability.
  • Organize and serve on committees for hiring and ensure compliance with District personnel policies, procedures, and practices for the employment of faculty, administrators, classified staff, student workers, and short-term temporary and substitute employees.
  • Mediate and resolve faculty, staff, and student problems, complaints, and first-level grievances according to employee contracts and College policy and procedures.
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty, classified staff, and auxiliary personnel according to proper management practices, District policies and procedures, the Collective Bargaining contracts, and state and federal regulations.
  • Serve on College and ad hoc committees and participate in campus-wide and community activities; actively engage in shared governance with all constituents and foster collaborative relationships.
  • Represent the District in local, regional, and state-wide instructional meetings and committees, which may include travel.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications - Required qualifications to effectively perform the job.  

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline in which instruction is offered at the college.
  • Two years of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the role. 
  • Doctorate from an accredited institution is desirable. 
  • Teaching experience at community college level is desirable.  

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Ability to travel is required. 
  • Knowledge of higher education in community colleges.
  • Knowledge of the issues and requirements of California Community Colleges.
  • Knowledge of the California Community College Chancellor's Office guidelines. 
  • Knowledge of the mission and changing role of the community college in meeting the workforce needs of the community.  
  • Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, The California Education Code, Title V, and other state, federal, and local laws, regulations, restrictions, and requirements as they apply to the community college. 
  • An understanding of College governance structure and processes. 
  • An understanding of the District organization, operations, policies, and objectives. 
  • Knowledge of Accreditation Standards. 
  • Knowledge of curriculum development principles, practices, and processes. 
  • Knowledge of standard management principles and practices of effective administration, supervision, and training.  
  • Ability to assist in the development, direction, and coordination of policies, programs, and services.
  • Knowledge of multiple methods of instruction. 
  • Knowledge of student learning outcomes assessments. 
  • Ability to effectively counsel and assist staff, faculty, administrators, and the public.
  • Capacity to review and analyze data for accuracy and completeness and to make suitable recommendations. 
  • Ability to conduct research and to assist in resolving issues involving data fields contained within specialized software. 
  • Knowledge of evaluation methods and the ability to undertake program reviews. 
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and management.
  • Effective organizational and tactical planning skills; ability to multitask at varying levels of detail and to organize relatively complex projects or activities that are interdepartmental in scope, ensuring that schedules and deadlines are met. 
  • Proficiency in maintaining records and preparing reports.
  • Capacity to work closely and effectively with instructional areas.  
  • Ability to select, supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and assign individual and team work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to embrace a vision and coordinate details of its implementation.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to use tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Capacity to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction. 
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, equipment, and software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.
  • Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, and community.

  • Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. 

  • General office conditions.  Exposed to moderate noise levels.

  • Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.  The physical demands described below 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 essential functions. 

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

    Salary Range: M-1

    Salary and other terms of employment are competitive. Placement is on the District Contract Monthly Management Salary Schedule (Download PDF reader). 

    Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee. 

    Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted electronically through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at [email protected].
  • All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

  • After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.

    Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96 years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.

    The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to

    PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation.  Among them are:

    A highly multicultural student body:

    47% Latino/a/x 4% Black/African American

    27% Asian 4% Two of More Races

    15% White 3% Unknown/Other

    Annually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.

    PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.

    PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner

    Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.

    In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to

    Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.
  • A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
  • A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
  • An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
  • A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
  • A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening.
  • Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

  • PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/10/2021
    Application Due: 5/10/2033
    Work Type: Full Time