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#23-054 Associate Dean of Math, Science, Engineering, Wellness & Physical Education

Arizona Western College
Yuma, Arizona

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



August 2, 2023


Associate Dean of Math, Science, Engineering, Wellness & Physical Education


$86,000 – 95,000 per year, depending on experience. Plus, excellent fringe benefits



Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution;

Demonstrated passion for student success;

Minimum of five years of teaching experience at the college level, with curricula and course schedule development experience;

Demonstrated administrative and budget experience;

Demonstrated successful and effective leadership experience in higher education;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to relate well to diversified student and instructional staff;

Demonstrated ability to use computer information systems for data collection, reporting, and analysis;

Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college;

Demonstrated commitment to the priority of increasing the percentage of women, minorities, and demographically underrepresented groups to major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.


Three years of progressively responsible experience in higher education



Position Type & Work Schedule:

Full-time - 12 months

Monday–Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Will include some Fridays, evenings, and weekends

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Successful and effective leadership experience in higher education

Strong project management skills which include problem-solving and decision-making

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization

Expertise in pedagogy, integrative learning, and/or active learning

Proficient with educational technology such as a variety of LMS and active learning platforms

Ability to use computer information systems for data collection, reporting, and analysis

Ability to perform administrative and budget duties

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to relate well to diversified student and instructional staff

Work Environment:

Indoor office, normal noise levels

May move from building to building

Physical Demands:

Sitting for prolonged periods of time, using a computer monitor

Walking on campus from building to building


May travel both in and out of Arizona at times

Will travel from campus to campus at times


Office located on Yuma Campus

Benefit eligible


The Associate Dean of Math, Engineering, Science, Wellness, and Physical Education provides district-wide leadership and administration of educational programs, faculty, and staff of the division. The incumbent works in tandem with other associate deans, directors, faculty, and advisory committees. Consults with the Vice President for Learning Services and appropriate staff to oversee the recruitment, development, and retention of full-time and associate faculty. Works closely with the Vice President for Learning Services on strategic planning, enrollment management, and issues pertaining to the effective delivery of instruction within the Learning Services Division. Has responsibility for district-wide administrative and instructional service delivery.


Serves students. Supervises the Math, Engineering, Science, Wellness, and Physical Education educational programs, faculty leads, and administrative support. Provides administrative oversight for the division through long-range planning, leadership, vision, operational budgets, and policies. Promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for students, community members, staff, and faculty.

Promotes a culture predicated on leadership development, student success, data-driven decision-making, programmatic excellence, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Encourages and promotes the highest quality of instruction, which includes working closely with the associate dean of instructional development and student support.

Oversees a comprehensive system of continuous improvement and program compliance with standards, rules, and regulations set forth by the accrediting bodies of department programs.

Partners with industry and universities to improve existing programs and develop new programs. Assists with planning, implementation, promotion, and administration of department courses and programs.

Develops strategies for improved recruiting, marketing, and outreach for programs and works with appropriate college personnel to implement these strategies. Assists the Vice President for Learning Services with the development of new programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the college's programmatic scope and increasing enrollment.

Provides leadership in recruitment, retention, and development of high-quality faculty; Administers faculty appraisals in collaboration/coordination with the instructional deans, coordinators, and directors; conducts faculty, professional, and administrative staff appraisals for the division.

Assesses, develops, implements, and evaluates curriculum in cooperation with associate deans, faculty, and advisory committees. Ensures that it serves the student population and college objectives, advocating on behalf of programmatic offerings.  Routinely reviews department/division web page on the AWC website ensuring accuracy in content and listed contact information.

Works with the other members of the instructional departments in learning services and other areas to promote and ensure student success among all instructional programs. Work includes continuous improvement of programs through assessment and student-centric scheduling. Supervises lead faculty to facilitate assessment, scheduling, and staffing.

Oversees the professional development and sabbatical programs/procedures for faculty and instructional staff, coordinating policy and procedure with appropriate college departments and staff, including the associate dean of instructional quality and student support.

Consults with faculty members, associate deans, and appropriate college personnel in assigning faculty to varied advisory committees. Plans, coordinates, and implements accreditation activities, including on-site reviews, with faculty and appropriate college departments.

Plans and implements the academic and grant budgets in cooperation with appropriate college departments, faculty, and Learning Services staff. Consults with the VP of Learning Services for overall budget requirements and considerations, including faculty travel and programmatic equipment inventories. Searches for grant opportunities to further student success within various departments and discusses these opportunities with the Vice President of Learning Services.

Supports and participates in strategic initiatives and performs other duties as needed.


Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2023. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Arizona Western College

Human Resources

Phone: (928) 344-7505 / FAX: (928) 317-6001 / TTY: (928) 344-7629



The following materials must be uploaded at the time of application. Any materials submitted via e-mail, fax, or mail will not be accepted. Applications missing any of the below requirements will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

1. Completed Application

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (no more than 3 pages)

3. Cover Letter

4. Unofficial College/University Transcripts


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