[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate Dean/Division of Natural Sciences, Salt Lake Community College
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Wed Feb 14 19:56:59 MST 2018
Associate Dean/Division of Natural Sciences
Salt Lake Community College
Associate Dean/Division of Natural Sciences (Internal)
Open Internally or Externally
If faculty, tenure track status
Reports to (title)
Div of Natural Sciences & Engineering (School of STEM)-2G1
Initial Work Location
Based on Experience
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Priority Review Date
The Associate Dean for Natural Sciences is a member of the management team for the School of Science, Math, and Engineering. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the School in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities. In addition, the Associate Dean may have additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Provost and the supervising Dean. This is an at-will position.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1. Ensure that College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately applied to personnel matters within the department or division.
2. Coordinate and approve Academic Support Compensation within guidelines in the Academic Guide and others established by the College.
3. Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns, and problems.
4. Coordinate and evaluate the professional activities of all members of their division or department, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth, evaluation, and tenure. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and facilitating necessary faculty records.
5. Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments, promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures.
6. Hire, orient, train, supervise and (if needed) discipline adjunct instructors and coordinate with assigned faculty and other College offices in their administration, and help adjunct instructors to develop pedagogic skills and collegiality within the department.
7. In collaboration with the Dean and Provost, verify and manage the assignment of the full-time faculty teaching assignments in compliance with established procedures and directives.
8. Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate support for faculty teaching and service activities.
9. Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.
10. Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and aides where applicable.
1. Provide leadership, support and supervision for department or division faculty and staff that include the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Geoscience, and related technology programs.
2. Coordinate department or division faculty and staff in endeavors to achieve the College's mission and strategic plan.
3. Help the department or division faculty to establish an appropriate vision and appropriate goals that have a clear tie to the College's mission, and coordinate efforts to achieve those goals.
C. Academic Programs
1. Assist the dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating utilization of facilities.
2. Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the division or department, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, the Dean, and College planning bodies. Wherever appropriate, utilize and report the advice of Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and provide staff support for PACs.
3. Along with deans, take a leading role in academic program quality and assessment of student learning outcomes. Serve on the school Curriculum Committee and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee. Assist with department- and College-wide evaluations for agencies such as the Board of Regents, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or processional accreditation.
4. Ensure inter-departmental/inter-division coordination and cooperation, communicating effectively with the dean, the department members, and other members of the College community.
5. Meet with department or division members on a regular basis to ensure coordination, communication, and dissemination of information.
6. Ensure that the class schedule meets students' needs, while at the same time being fiscally responsible and efficient. Participate in College-wide scheduling processes in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines. Coordinate with regional directors in scheduling classes at the College's various sites. When classes must be canceled, coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.
7. Support the exploration, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities and delivery methods, including flexibly scheduled learning, distance learning, and classroom technologies.
8. Ensure that the College catalog is accurate, well written, and current, and assist in the preparation of all relevant College documents, including the class schedule, brochures, etc.
9. Maintain an inventory of current course syllabi, and monitor the development of new and revised syllabi.
1. Monitor department inventory, supplies, and capital equipment.
2. Prepare and maintain a department or division budget.
3. Coordinate the informed budget process among department or division members and initiate budget requests with their justifications.
4. Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds are used in accordance with all College policy and state statute.
1. Serve as liaison for the department or division, especially for students. This requires that the AD's office be covered, such that students and staff will find the AD's office attended and open for business during regular business hours.
2. Coordinate with Student Services and department or division members to provide appropriate advisement and consultation for students in department and division programs.
3. Coordinate with Student Services and faculty members to recruit students to department or division programs.
4. Participate in admission processes for selective programs, and help adjudicate student grievances as described in the Code of Student Conduct, and serve as a liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.
5. Promote successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education placement.
6. Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.
F. Teaching: As leaders of faculty, it is important that ADs have dep familiarity with the faculty roles and duties within the department. Therefore, all ADs are encouraged to teach at least one class per year, depending on the needs of the department or division. ADs may fulfill this teaching duty during any time of day, during any term, and in any delivery format that best meets the department's needs. Deans are responsible to insure that the ADs teaching schedule does not detract from their primary administrative duties. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate, and will not exceed 0.5 FTE for the teaching discipline, or a total exceeding 1.5 FTE for the fiscal year.
G. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
1. A Doctoral degree is preferred. Any doctoral degree is acceptable. However, candidates with only a doctoral degree and that do not also possess a Master's degree related to the disciplines administered by the Division of Natural Sciences must have a Doctoral degree in a discipline administered by the Division of Natural Sciences. Disciplines in the Division of Natural Sciences are Geoscience, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Engineering Technology.
2. Evidence of successful administrative/ management experience in a post-secondary educational environment.
1. Experience as a full-time faculty member that has taught for at least three years.
2. Evidence of significant and productive participation in department-level processes such as scheduling, program review, department test preparation and administration, curriculum development student issues, and other department tasks.
3. A Master's degree is required in an academic discipline, or closely related discipline, administered by the Division of Natural Sciences. Disciplines in the Division of Natural Sciences are Geoscience, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, and Engineering Technology.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Innovative, collaborative and flexible management style.
2. Ability to work in a team setting.
3. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
4. Ability to address faculty, staff, and student issues in a positive manner at the department or division level and in collaboration with other college departments, divisions, and administrators.
5. Ability to meet deadlines.
6. Integrity and high ethical standards, and an ability to engender trust.
7. Excellent computer skills.
8. Ability to lead, direct, and manage departmental personnel, making appropriate decisions.
9. Ability to manage the department or division in compliance with College policies, procedures, guidelines, and direction.
10. Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and ability to promote cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity.
11. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please explain your particular interest in working for Salt Lake Community College, relevant experience you bring to the position, and your vision of what it means to be a leader in STEM education at a community college.
Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.
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