Dean, Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences
College of Lake County
The Dean of Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences (EMPS) provides the vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the Division and is an academic leader within the institution. This position is responsible for collaboratively overseeing and supporting nineteen (19) academic programs, which includes a diverse blend of thirteen (13) career programs and six (6) transfer programs (list available at http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs-and-classes/academic-divisions/egrdv). Personnel within the Division includes full time faculty (44), part time faculty (140 Ė 160), an associate dean, division office staff, temporary employees, and student workers.
The Dean of EMPS has the opportunity to:
- work in partnership with programs and faculty within the Division, as well as across the entire institution.
- develop innovative initiatives in support of the Collegeís strategic goals and objectives.
- develop new programs and foster continuous improvement of existing programs.
- evaluate, analyze, and act upon student success data.
- allocate resources through both short and long term planning efforts.
The Dean of EMPS is a member of the Educational Affairs and Student Development leadership team and plays a key role in developing and monitoring the institutionís Student Success Plan, contributing to academic policy and procedure recommendations, and creating a culture of equity for students, staff, and faculty. As a member of the administrative employee group, this position has broad responsibility for professionally developing staff and faculty in the Division, inspiring high quality support for students, and modeling the values of the institution.
Pursuing local, regional, and national relationships is critical to be aware of opportunities to support the strategic direction of the Division. Examples of outcomes from these relationships may include applying to new grants; innovative program development; implementation of new credentialing and certification trends; recruitment of new members to career advisory committees; and, putting in place best practices in student success, transfer, and workforce development. Future areas of focus for the college which impact the Division include expanding internships, researching apprenticeship models, closing achievement gaps, and working closely with faculty and local high schools on college readiness initiatives.
Dean/Division Job Responsibilities
- In partnership with faculty and staff, establish and support a vision and strategic direction for the Division that links to the strategic plan of the College and helps to advance student success.
- Develop planning processes to set priorities, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress toward goals and objectives.
- Establish new relationships, and cultivate existing relationships, with colleges and universities to maximize opportunities for transfer programs and students.
- Establish new relationships, and cultivate existing relationships, with local employers in order to connect their needs to career and technical education programs and students.
- Support and monitor assessment of student learning efforts at the course, program, and institution level.
- Work closely with other college departments in initiating, developing and implementing division level enrollment management plans that focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse student body.
- Participate in the Academic Department Review and Program Viability processes. Review faculty developed continuous improvement plans and prioritize resources to support associated activities.
- Administer policies and practices associated with faculty collective bargaining agreements.
- Recommend faculty for re-employment and tenure.
- Evaluate course-scheduling practices to ensure course offerings and instructor assignments are meeting the needs of students.
- Initiate, review, and recommend additions and revisions to courses, certificates, and degrees in collaboration with the faculty.
- Ensure the Division is represented within the governance structure and there is clear communication between senates/committees/councils/commissions and the Division.
- Administer the Division budget by analyzing spending trends, identifying new budget priorities through collaborative actions with faculty and staff, and reallocating funds to best meet the needs of the Division and the College.
- Serve on the Educational Affairs & Student Development Leadership Team, join relevant Academic Quality Improvement Projects (AQIP), and participate in CLC Governance.
- Encourage and support equity by seeking to recruit, employ, and retain diverse staff. Create a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Masterís degree.
- Experience teaching in a community college, college, or university.
- Minimum of three (3) years of higher education experience.
- Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Meeting the requirements to be a full-time faculty member in one of the disciplines/programs offered by the division, i.e., a Masterís Degree in one of the disciplines/programs offered by the division or a Bachelorís Degree in one of the disciplines/programs offered by the division and a Masterís Degree.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of administrative experience in higher education.
- Knowledge of methods and strategies for assessing student learning.
- Knowledge of, and ability to, use current administrative and educational technologies including demonstrated experience in PeopleSoft database or other ERP/SIS systems.
- Demonstrated experience in development and cultivation of partnerships with internal staff and representatives of external organizations.
- Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds and professional responsibilities.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and presentation skills, and project management skills.
- Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
- Solid analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan and prioritize work.
- Demonstrated experience managing and analyzing budgets.
- Ability to influence, lead, motivate, and develop staff.
Information and Application Process Instructions
- Special Instructions Summary
Finalists will be required to provide three (3) professional letters of reference.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration given to applications completed by March 4, 2018. Additional completed applications may be considered after March 4, 2018.
In addition to the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of our students and community, CLC offers employees competitive salaries plus outstanding benefits:
- Attractive health and welfare benefits: medical plans, dental plans, vision plan, flexible-spending accounts for eligible health care and dependent care expenses, group term-life insurance, employee assistance program and a long-term disability plan option.
- Generous paid time-off benefits: vacation, health leave, personal days, holidays and Fridays off in summer.
- Tuition benefits: full-time employees, their spouse and dependents through age 23 may receive a CLC tuition waiver for up to 36 credit hours per academic year. Employees may also receive reimbursement of up to maximum allowance per year for approved courses taken at an accredited college or university.
- Retirement benefits under the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).
- Disability benefits under SURS.
Pay Rate: The salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Total Hours per week 40+
Work Schedule: 8:00-4:30 Monday Ė Friday. Hours will vary with the needs of the College.
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
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