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Dean of Mathematics, Engineering, and Skilled Trades (Reg FT)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Dean of Mathematics, Engineering, and Skilled Trades (Reg FT)

Position Title: Dean of Mathematics, Engineering, and Skilled Trades (Reg FT)

Department: Academic Affairs

Campus: Office of College Services

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled.

Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts, certain conditions or restrictions may apply.

Salary Grade: Admin 20 - $95,004

Job Category: Administrators

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 5885

Job Open Date: 8/2/2021

Job Close Date:

General Summary: The Dean of Mathematics, Engineering, and Skilled Trades provides academic leadership and administrative support to division faculty in the design, implementation and continuous improvement of disciplinary programs and services. The Dean has primary responsibility for maintaining and developing the College's robust relationships with our union trades apprentice programs, supports the unique pedagogical needs of the skilled trades, and provides effective advocacy for faculty and student success in developmental math. Working in support of the mission and goals of the College, the Dean is responsible to the Office of the Provost for academic and personnel matters, as well as curriculum development and delivery within the division.

Requirements: A master's degree in mathematics, engineering, skilled trades. or an allied discipline is required (doctorate strongly preferred). A minimum of five years of experience in academic leadership and five years of substantial experience teaching at the college-level is required (full time, tenure track preferred). The ideal candidate will have experience with curriculum development, faculty supervision in a unionized environment, academic scheduling, program review, strategic planning and assessment. Community college experience is preferred. Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal communication, mediation skills, and an excellent record of working effectively with various constituencies to foster a cooperative, student-centered environment. Candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to building a community whose members advance equity, diversity, and inclusion.


1. Directs, implements, and monitors the development, implementation, maintenance, delivery and integrity of curriculum;

2. Promotes a culturally competent and inclusive environment, with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff and students;

3. Directs and supports college-wide discipline assessment and accreditation efforts including the development of program reviews;

4. Creates and delivers a strategic plan for the division, as well as supports other academic initiatives that advance the College's mission, vision and strategic plan;

5. Identifies opportunities for new academic programs in response to identified community needs and leads the development of curriculum in collaboration with discipline faculty;

6. Develops, plans and participates on advisory committees in support academic programs within the division;

7. Supervises the division's full-time faculty, department heads, associate deans, and support staff; conducts classroom observations and portfolio reviews; ensures compliance with and fulfillment of the requirements of the collective bargaining agreements.

8. Fosters a student-centered educational environment responsive to diverse learner needs; promotes instructional innovation and supports professional development; facilitates faculty instruction and student learning in the unique pedagogies employed by the skilled trades; provides leadership in facilitating student success in developmental and college-level mathematics.

9. Reviews and coordinates the sequencing of programs and scheduling of courses for assigned disciplines in all appropriate modalities and all appropriate facilities across the college; monitors student enrollment and adjusts credit schedule accordingly. Directs classroom scheduling and faculty assignments in collaboration with the division's department heads and Associate Dean;

10. Facilitates the preparation of short-and long-term division/department/discipline plans and collaborates with other academic deans, faculty, staff, and administrators in support of the college's mission and strategic goals;

11. Fosters high-impact interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership within the division and externally with other programs;

12. Encourages the high-performance and excellence of faculty, staff and disciplines within the division and the delivery of high-quality academic programs;

13. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with trade union partners, community organizations and educational institutions; proactively promotes innovative partnerships to meet workforce and transfer needs;

14. Adheres to the full-time, adjunct faculty, and support staff collective bargaining agreements to ensure efficient operations and student success. Addresses questions and mediates disputes regarding the collective bargaining agreements;

15. Efficiently manages the financial resources of the division and effectively advocates for resources; participates in budget development and approves departmental budget items for associated disciplines;

16. Represents the diverse clientele, programs and interests of the school persuasively to both internal and external constituencies;

17. Openly communicates in a transparent manner that provides clarity in fiscal management and decision-making;

18. Maintains a presence at various campuses and additional locations to ensure and oversee academic operations and functions;

19. Responds to and resolves academic faculty/student problems and concerns;

20. Performs other duties as required or assigned by the associate provost.

Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and in order to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances and are available here.

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The Community College of Allegheny County, located in Pittsburgh, is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania.

The college serves approximately 30,000 credit students through our four campuses, five centers and online programming. An additional 35,000 students per year enhance their knowledge and job skills through thousands of CCAC non-credit and workforce development courses.

Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in a changing global society.

The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce. Stakeholders have strong personal connections with CCAC and support it as a sound investment in community and economic vitality.

The Mission of the Community College of Allegheny County is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.

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