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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Adjunct Services (Reg FT)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Adjunct Services (Reg FT)

Position Title: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Adjunct Services (Reg FT)

Department: Academic Affairs

Campus: Office of College Services

Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter, and resume by no later than March 8, 2024. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.

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.

Remote Work Option: Hybrid

Salary Grade: Admin 19 - $87,130

Job Category: Administrators

Employment Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Slot: 5847

Job Open Date: 2/23/2024

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

General Summary: Supervises all activities related to adjunct faculty, adjunct faculty recruitment, hiring, onboarding, evaluating, seniority-tracking, loading, training, systems integration and off-boarding.


Master's degree in Education or a field related to the curriculum of CCAC and a minimum of five years' experience in higher education (administrative and community college experience preferred). Preferred experience with adjunct teaching at CCAC. Ability to manage multiple projects, people and problems simultaneously. Confidence and willingness to learn new things related to the system-wide functional area of the dean and the disciplines and programs offered on the campus and at the center(s). Ability to manage people and difficult situations in a reasonable and humanistic manner. Demonstrated experience with problem solving. Excellent communication, organization, accountability, writing and mediation skills.

Ability to supervise adjunct faculty and staff and demonstrated leadership skills. Objectivity in working with diverse individuals and groups. Computer, budget management and program coordination skills.

  1. Facilitates and supports the Academic staffing and HR operations of all campuses and centers in the successful development of pools of qualified adjunct faculty.
  2. Recruits, assesses and arranges for the interviews and consideration of adjuncts in coordination with the campus-based deans.
  3. Monitors receipt of adjunct clearances and official transcripts from applicants.
  4. Schedules adjunct candidates for preliminary orientation as well as onboard training.
  5. Monitors and maintains the levels of instructional staff available to the College at all times to meet instructional needs based on demand, even when staffing needs arise unexpectedly in mid-semester.
  6. Evaluates adjunct faculty and division/departmental staff in coordination with campus deans.
  7. Reviews and tracks the survey of student opinion adjunct faculty evaluation data from all campuses.
  8. Schedules, coordinates and runs meetings for adjuncts, including soliciting for agenda items.
  9. Serves as an ombudsperson for the new adjuncts in addition to any mentoring services the campus offers.
  10. Logs and tracks adjunct seniority and notify campus deans of the probationary status of adjuncts each semester.
  11. Provides training as needed for department heads to support their work with adjuncts.
  12. Enforces CCAC policies and procedures that apply to all faculty and division staff.
  13. Serves on search committees, task forces and/or participates on special projects as needed..
  14. Ensures adjunct services are provided for off-site instructors, including professional development, for union programs, school districts, etc.
  15. Ensures that a separation decision at one campus will be effective on all campuses.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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