|Dean of Business, Social Science, and Public Services
||The Academic Dean position at Tidewater Community College provides sound operational management and strong academic leadership for a designated selection of disciplines and related instructional programs grouped as an academic division.
While based at one of the college’s campuses, the Academic Dean may be assigned a college-wide leadership role for specified disciplines and programs so as to achieve appropriate consistency, currency, and excellence across multiple campuses in academic programming and delivery of instruction. The Academic Dean works collaboratively with others in the college community to strengthen the quality of the teaching and learning environment so as to foster the development of the whole student.
The Academic Dean reports jointly to the designated Campus Provost and to the Vice President of Student Learning and Chief Academic Officer; serves as a member of the campus administrative staff organization and the college-wide Academic Affairs Council; and works collaboratively with other members of the college community to advance the college in accord with its vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals.
||Supervise and support faculty and staff assigned to the division. Specific responsibilities include:
1. Carry out the hiring process for faculty and staff as delineated by college policy and practice.
2. Ensure that all full-time and adjunct faculty have appropriate credentials as specified by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Virginia Community College System, maintaining files with appropriate documentation.
3. Supervise and evaluate all full-time faculty and classified staff who report to the division. Ensure that adjunct faculty are appropriately hired, supported, and evaluated.
4. Facilitate equitable resolutions for all personnel-related issues.
5. Foster an environment that encourages faculty and staff to take initiative and to pursue innovative strategies for curriculum development and delivery.
6. Promote the professional development and renewal of faculty and staff.
7. Promote and maintain excellence in teaching and learning for divisional courses and programs. Responsibilities include:
• Oversee all instructional programs of the division, ensuring that they comply with applicable college and VCCS policies.
• Through the use of advisory committees and other means, ensure the currency and relevancy of occupational/technical programs as benchmarked against business and industry standards.
• Ensure the transferability of appropriate courses and programs, working with discipline faculty to benchmark programs against the standards of four-year colleges and universities.
• Ensure that instructional programs and associated faculty comply with standards for regional accreditation as well as those for any applicable specialized accreditations and certifications.
• Work with students to resolve any curriculum issues and instructional concerns.
• In collaboration with appropriate faculty, ensure program integrity by overseeing the course waiver/substitution process and by establishing procedures to ensure that all course outlines are in compliance with college standards and are consistent within the discipline across the college.
• In cooperation with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, oversee the assessment of academic courses and programs.
• In coordination with the Office of Institutional Advancement, encourage and provide guidance to faculty to actively engage in appropriate program marketing and student recruitment, promoting a diverse and academically strong student body.
• Working collaboratively with student services professionals, ensure that students are accurately advised as to course and program requirements.
8. In conjunction with the campus Provost, oversee processes and procedures for the overall management of the division, to include:
• Develop and input the class schedule for the division, with consideration to college efforts to meet community and student needs, curriculum requirements, faculty schedules, and room utilization.
• Review enrollment to determine any significant patterns and trends that should be considered for curriculum revision and future class scheduling.
• Review enrollment data for room and class load efficiencies, to ensure the most effective and efficient use of college resources.
• Develop and oversee the divisional budget, ensuring that appropriate records are maintained.
• Working with the appropriate faculty and staff, oversee any divisional labs and the purchase of equipment and supplies.
9. Work collaboratively with academic decanal colleagues to achieve college-wide consistency and coordination in the delivery of programs and services. Specific college-wide assignments include:
• Work in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Learning and Chief Academic Officer to formulate and review college-wide articulation agreements with high schools, colleges and universities, and other agencies.
• Coordinate college-wide disciplines and programs as assigned by the Vice President for Student Learning.
• In conjunction with the Vice President for Student Learning and the Office of Institutional Advancement, maintain currency and accuracy of program literature in both print and electronic formats for the division.
• In conjunction with the Vice President for Student Learning, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and the Office of Information Systems, oversee the development and maintenance of any web site for the division and work with faculty to ensure that their web sites are current and follow college guidelines.
• Communicate curricular changes to appropriate campus and college offices, to include Admissions and Counseling.
• Working in conjunction with the Division of Workforce Development, respond to the identified needs of business, industry, the military, and others to develop and revise credit workforce programs.
• Represent the college at designated professional meetings and community events.
• Working collaboratively with Student Services, ensure that student needs for accurate programmatic information, appropriate learning assistance, and other services are met in a way that enhances the quality of the student experience.
10. Perform other functions, at the direction of the Campus Provost and/or the Vice President for Student Learning, as needed, for the benefit of the college.
||1. Demonstrated knowledge of community college curricula, instructional practices, and learning outcomes in disciplines related to the division.
2. Demonstrated ability to develop courses and curricula in response to identified needs.
3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate the development and scheduling of programs and courses based on a review of advisory committee input, college planning data, workforce development goals, and community and student demand.
4. Ability to coordinate the division’s instructional and service programs with other college divisions and offices so as to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student population.
5. Proven ability to work as a team player, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude and sense of humor.
6. Ability to supervise and evaluate assigned staff while building a highly effective working team.
7. Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
8. Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures; ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view.
9. Knowledge of and ability to utilize administrative and instructional applications of information technology.
10. Demonstrated skill in managing budget, equipment, and other institutional resources.
11. Master’s degree required, preferably in a field related to one of the disciplines in the division, from a regionally accredited college or university.
12. Familiarity with regional accreditation standards as well as any applicable specialized accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements, with particular attention to their implications for identifying and assessing student learning outcomes.
13. Formal collegiate teaching experience required, with community college experience preferred. Supervisory experience in an academic setting preferred.
14. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive mission of community colleges.
| PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
||As delineated in the Required Qualifications section.
||The College offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
||Review of application materials will commence April 11, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
|SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
||For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, a current résumé, unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees and any additional relevant coursework, and a completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment (available online at http://support.tcc.edu/hr/StateApplicationForm.doc). No offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college. Please direct correspondence to:
Chair, Dean of Business, Social Science, and Public Services Search
c/o Office of Human Resources
Tidewater Community College
121 College Place, Suite 607
Norfolk, VA 23510
Complete application packages may also be submitted by e-mail: email@example.com or by fax: 757-822-1652. Application packages submitted by more than one means (e.g., partially by e-mail and partially by postal mail) will not be accepted. E-mail attachments are accepted only in uncompressed MS Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file formats.
For faculty-ranked positions (teaching, administrative & professional), official transcripts must be on file with the college before an offer of employment can be made. Upon being invited for an interview, candidates are required to have official transcripts sent to TCC at the following address:
Tidewater Community College
Green District Administration Building, Suite 623
121 College Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
All TCC positions require completion of satisfactory background checks prior to employment. Official transcripts must be on file with the college before an offer of employment can be made.
Additional information about TCC and the position may be obtained by calling (757) 822-1709.
Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications by and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.
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