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Dean, Computer Science and Information Technology

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Austin Community College
Location
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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Dean, Computer Science and Information Technology

Job Description Summary:

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
ACC is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Minority-serving (MSI) institution, and is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under-represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
To establish and maintain a teaching, learning, and working environment where faculty, staff, and students are appropriately served within available resources on a college wide basis; to provide instructional leadership; to ensure the effective administration of assigned disciplines; and to promote instructional goals and objectives conducive to student success. To provide oversight and support of assigned programs in Computer Science and Information Technology dean area.

Job Description:

Essential Duties

  • Provide strategic direction, planning leadership and informed, evidence-based decision-making for the division. In doing so, the Dean will help shape the division’s future and articulate and direct a compelling vision that will inspire engagement, teaching excellence, and innovation.
  • Serve as primary divisional liaison with the regional information technology sector, including a wide variety of companies and associations. Maintain current, relevant industry expertise to develop and deliver market-driven curricula and educational experiences aligned with the current employment landscape and forecasts. Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to community needs, prepare students for success and meets the external requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and applicable specialized accrediting organizations.
  • Lead student success efforts for the division. Knowledgeable in innovative teaching and learning methods and modalities. Promotes educational strategies that support quality, innovation and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Familiar with diversity, equity and inclusion principles and implementation. Leads efforts to hire diverse faculty and staff.
  • Familiar with information technology career pathways and stackable credentials, from CBO based entry level programs to Non-credit Certificates to Credit Certificate and Associate Degree to Applied Bachelor’s degrees.
  • Exceptional executive presence, business acumen and influencing skills.
  • Responsible for progress towards graduation and retention metrics for the division.
  • Provide leadership in addressing and resolving student complaints, grade appeals, academic dishonesty appeals, faculty complaints and grievances, employee complaints against supervisor, or other student, staff, or faculty issues, where appropriate.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate application of administrative rules within assigned academic areas, including overseeing faculty evaluation processes, hiring of faculty and staff, course schedule development, planning and budgeting, safety, facilities, equipment and software needs, selection, supervision and evaluation of department chairs and assistant deans, and preparation of reports as required. Supervises and evaluates support staff. Initiates and manages special projects and assignments. Participates in shared governance through service on collegewide councils and committees.
  • Ensures that all faculty within assigned academic areas are appropriately qualified. Ensures that programs comply with regulatory requirements and/or accreditation standards where appropriate. Convenes advisory committees, works with Grants Development Office, and maintains community partnerships in support of programmatic goals.
  • Provides leadership and advocacy for the assigned area(s) of study, including communication, student and faculty engagement, joint efforts of instruction and student services to support student success, and community-building with external partners.


Knowledge

  • Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development, and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to present information and summary reports internally and to the public.
  • Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle the demands and Sirequirements of senior-level management in higher education.
  • Demonstrated expertise in effective and ethical leadership, including an understanding of Servant-Leadership.
  • Demonstrated connection to businesses and industry in the Computer Science/Information Technology field.


Skills

  • Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  • Working effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural student body and staff.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Providing leadership at all levels of the college.
  • Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving.
  • Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Planning and managing budgets and manpower needs.


Technology Skills

  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • Deep knowledge of emerging technologies in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields.

Required Work Experience
* Five years related work experience including supervision/management.

Preferred Work Experience
* Supervision/management in a higher education academic environment.

Required Education

* Master's degree. As required for faculty. Must meet SACSCOC faculty qualifications for the subject(s) areas taught. See the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at www.austincc.edu/facstaff/faculty-credentials. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.

Physical Requirements
* Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
* Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
* Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

Safety

* Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety...

Salary

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Number of Openings:

1

Job Posting Close Date:

November 30, 2022Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

Disclaimer

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

Organization

The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

Mission and Vision

The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

  • General education and academic transfer
  • Workforce education
  • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
  • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)

 

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