Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
A 12 month administrative/faculty position, the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will provide leadership in the ongoing development of an innovative and current curriculum in science, mathematics, environmental sciences, avionics, engineering and integrated production technology that prepares students for transfer and career opportunities. In addition, this academic leader will foster collaboration across disciplines to promote faculty partnerships and deep learning through development of fast-track cohorts, distance learning, structured learning communities, service and cooperative learning and other appropriate pedagogical strategies. The Dean will provide administrative and instructional leadership to the faculty and staff in the division and serves in an advisory capacity in all matters relating to the curriculum and the instructional process
• Maintain performance standards and pursue goals, objectives, and activities that promote the mission and values of the college.
• Maintain required programmatic approvals and program accreditations.
• Develop and implement long-range divisional programs, plans, goals, and policies.
• Develop and launch coastal restoration, environmental sciences, avionics and engineering programs and other programs that meet workforce needs in the area of STEM.
• Coordinate preparation and periodic revision of course syllabi.
• Schedule course offerings and coordinate teaching assignments.
• Conduct regular divisional meetings to apprise the faculty of institutional plans, activities, and expectations.
• Actively recruit and interview qualified full-time and adjunct faculty.
• Orient new faculty.
• Evaluate teaching faculty and division staff.
• Encourage professional development of faculty.
• Encourage and support implementation of teaching activities that promote learning-centered education.
• Seek opportunities for program growth and development.
• Cooperate with area colleges and universities to promote transfer of Fletcher credits through articulation agreements.
• Serve on appropriate faculty and administrative committees.
• Maintain current knowledge of program rules and regulations, and communicate changes to faculty and staff.
• Meet schedules and timelines.
• Maintain essential divisional records.
• Coordinate divisional budget requests and coordinate execution of approved budget.
• Manage divisional facilities and equipment, including maintenance and control of inventory.
• Develop reports that summarize the progress, problems, and prospects of the division.
• Oversee development and regular integration of program advisory committees.
• Assume special responsibilities on assignment from the Vice Chancellor or Chancellor.
• Create a learning environment in which all students are treated equitably and with respect.
• Participate in professional development activities that enhance effectiveness, particularly with respect to teaching and student learning.
• Provide classroom instruction in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, College harassment policies, and/or other legal requirements.
• Be receptive to requests from colleagues, students, and administrators to serve in a voluntary capacity in such situations as coverage of a colleague's class on an emergency basis, application of expertise in tasks that serve the college, speaking engagements, college or program specific recruitment activities, serving as advisor to a student organization, developing new organizations, assisting in or supporting student activities, assisting at local conferences, or participating in fund-raising activities.
• Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and supervisors and utilize appropriate channels of communication within the College community concerning procedures and/or inquiries.
• Be adaptable to schedule/load adjustments based upon enrollment and accountable for a forty-hour workweek, including instructional responsibilities, planning, meetings, etc.
• Represent the college in manner, appearance, and behavior that promote a positive image of the college within the community.
• Participate in committee work either as working member or as chair. From time to time, will be asked to participate on administrative committees, such as search committees, ad hoc committees, etc.
• As faculty, attend and provide meaningful instruction for all class sessions during the semester. Be punctual in class attendance and provide instruction for the complete class period. Make appropriate arrangements for necessary absences according to College policies.
• Make adequate preparation for the instructional process; incorporate strategies, and a variety of evaluation methods to accommodate students with varying learning styles and to ensure that course content is presented in a professional manner, with adequate opportunity for students to engage in dialogue about course content.
• Develop and administer periodic tests, assignments, and informal classroom assessment (formative and summative) to monitor students' performances, to monitor instructional effectiveness, and administer final examinations during the scheduled exam periods.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in one of the instructional areas within the division science, mathematics, environmental sciences, avionics, engineering and integrated production technology) or related studies and a minimum of three years’ experience in higher education. Demonstrated success in administration, professional activities, and applied experience in field with traditional, adult and non-traditional learners. Dynamic leadership, experience in faculty development, and excellent communication skills. Flexibility with the ability to be a collaborative team player. Demonstrated commitment to student success, outcomes-based education and sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population. Teaching experience in a community college preferred.
Reports To: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Initiatives
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