Dean, Instruction-Math & Science Division

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Aug 25, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC


  • Student Focused



  • Own It



  • Advance Equity



  • Cultivate Community


  • Choose Learning



The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Founded in 2010, LSC-University Park is located on a 71-acre campus that includes the comprehensive Lone Star College campus along with Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Center, multiple university partners, a charter high school, several commercial tenants and much more creating the college of the future. LSC-UP’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. LSC-UP’s “Invitation to Innovate” (i2i) has resulted in local, national and international awards and recognitions, including one patent.

Campus address is 20515 SH 249 (TX 249 and Louetta Road), Houston, TX 77070.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Working under the leadership of the Vice-Presidents of Instruction, the instructional Deans are the principal academic and budgetary officers for their respective divisions within Lone Star College. Instructional Deans are empowered with the authority necessary to provide positive leadership regarding academic personnel, curricular, and budgetary decisions that further the academic, programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. Such leadership includes the processes of academic personnel policy, participation in budgetary allocations, determination of academic standards and benchmarks, and the acquisition, retention or release of academic programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Leads instructional areas through planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Builds processes in the division and collaborates with other LSC divisions, VPIs, and Deans to ensure schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads are efficiently distributed, and registration to fin al grade delivery is seamless
  • Ensures that the division offers programs t hat allow for student success; this includes developing benchmarks through data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met. If necessary, oversees the discontinuation of programs that do not meet stu dent needs or are unsustainable
  • Coordinates and maintains long-range academic plan for the division with appropriate Lone Star College (LSC) leadership, including but not limited to rollout, budget, staff development and succession planning, plus community awareness
  • Guides the division in keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in instructional methods, technology, and effective pedagogies for learning and ensures that these trends are built into the l ong-range plan for the division
  • Regularly analyzes and provides evaluation of instructional area and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to ensure curriculu m and instructional integrity
  • Develops and implements faculty and staff professional growth plans that leverage employee talent to achieve LSC goals; Oversees the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified faculty and staff ; R esolv es personnel issues and student issues as needed and develops and maintains effective channels of communication
  • Develops budget recommendations and manages budget allocations for effective, efficient and productive educational programs and support services
  • Develops innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to leverage system resources; Expands relationships with external constituencies by working with P-12 and university partners, attending community functions, and serving on various committees
  • Responsible for other reason able related duties as assigned


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong leadership abilities (departmen t chair/faculty senate)
    • Excellent oral, written, and int erpersonal communication skills
    • Strong abilities in curriculum and program development and effectiveness
    • Expertise in adult learning methodologies as well as evaluation of instructional quality an d outcomes
    • Ability to promote and maintain diversity
    • Ability to function/ lead a collaborative work team
    • Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and processes
    • Ability to maintain and promote a positive attitude in a demanding environment


    PHYSICAL ABILITIES :

    The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    WORK SCHEDULE & CONDITIONS :

    • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
    • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master's degree and at least 7 years of related work experience, with at least 3 in a Manager- or Director-level position


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Doctoral degree
    • Higher Education teaching experience
    • Experience with curriculum and educational program development
    • Experience with program accreditation


    Salary

    Hiring salary range is $99,340 to $114,241

    Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

    Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

    1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
    2. If the position was full time or part time
    3. If the position was paid or unpaid
    4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


    Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

    Benefits Marketing Statement

    By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

    Special Instructions

    Anticipated start date: Spring 2021

    Additional preferred qualifications:

    • Mathematics and/or Natural Sciences experience
    • Community College experience


    Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

    If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

    You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

    How to Apply

    ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

    We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

    Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

    If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

    Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

    More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

    Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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