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Associate Dean, Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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Position Title

Associate Dean, Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Position Type



Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean is a core member of the leadership team for that Division and contributes to the strategic vision of the Division. The Associate Dean serves as the Division’s liaison to the academic departments, collaborating with the Chairs, Department Heads, and Coordinators to ensure that the Division’s agenda is operationalized at the department level. The Associate Dean is also the Division’s liaison to other areas of the College, and provides additional administrative support to the Dean as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate preferred. Master’s degree required from a regionally accredited institution in one of the fields/disciplines represented in the Division:
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Science and Physics, Astronomy
  • Information and Engineering Technology: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Information Technology
  • Mathematics: Mathematics, Developmental Mathematics

Background in instruction and a minimum three years’ college teaching experience, three years’ supervisor experience and progressively responsible college administrative or supervisory experience in planning, management, and supervision of curriculum and instruction

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Budget development experience.
  • Experience writing and developing successful proposals for grants from external sources.
  • High energy level, sense of humor, diplomatic/tactful, and passionate about the dimensions of this position.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Demonstrated courage, tenacity, and patience in the face of challenges; ability to suggest creative solutions to challenges.
  • Knowledge of College policy and ability to interpret and apply policy for divisional staff, faculty, and students.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills including the ability to anticipate needs and concerns of stakeholders.
  • Computer literate and open to the development and implementation of innovative delivery systems and enhanced teaching through advanced information technologies.
  • Ability to promote collegiality and build consensus and work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated project planning and management, time management, and priority setting skills. Ability to work successfully in a high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge about county, state, and regional workforce needs.
  • Knowledge of the external accrediting process for select programs within the scope of the division.
  • Demonstrated history of on-time delivery of projects; project coordination; and anticipation of issues.

CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. A Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.


  • Assumes administrative responsibility and represent the dean and Division in the absence of or at the direction of the Dean;
  • Participates actively in the Division’s work in support of the College’s Institutional Effectiveness process;
  • Prepares for the Dean’s approval annual and other reports of division accomplishments and outcomes;
  • Compiles and reviews student success and other data and recommends/implements strategies for enhancing student success;
  • Supports the Division’s efforts in regards to JEDI, contributing to an open, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment;
  • Supports the work of accreditation and site visits, working with relevant administrators and faculty in support of Middles States, MHEC, and other 3rd party licensing/grants;
  • Serves as liaison to TLC ;
  • Assists the dean in the development of and the management of the Division’s budget and resources (including any relevant grants);

Curriculum & Program Development and Improvement
  • Guides and assists Chairs and Department Heads in curriculum work (additions, modifications, deletions, assessment) prior to approval by the Dean;
  • Serves as alternate to Dean on curriculum committee;
  • Assists with the program review process for the division;
  • Oversees digital badging at the Division level:
  • Ensures the accuracy of Division course and program information on the College’s website and Catalog;
  • Assists with articulation course crosswalk;

Student Success
  • Serves as the Division’s liaison to Student Affairs, including the Division’s advisors;
  • Manages the student complaint/appeal process at the division level;
  • Evaluates requests for grade changes, course repeats, exceptions, waivers, credit by exam and other student petitions upon recommendation of the Chair or Coordinator, and escalates to the Dean when necessary;
  • Prepares reports monitoring, measuring, and analyzing student success rates in the Division’s programs and courses;
  • Reviews the classroom schedules prior to submission by the Chairs in order to ensure the production of a student-centered, two-year course schedule.

  • Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates the performance of the office manager and other assigned staff as applicable; serves as a secondary supervisor (in absence of the Dept chair) for office associates;
  • Assists Chairs and Department Heads with recruitment, hiring, and development of part-time faculty for the Division; assists the Dean with recruitment and selection of full-time faculty;
  • Participates in the FT faculty evaluation process, at the direction of the Dean;
  • Works with Chairs and Department Heads to ensure appropriate faculty assignments, schedules and workload;
Community Relations/Outreach
  • Serves on college-wide committees and works with other administrators in a team environment;
  • Serves as the Division liaison to other areas and Divisions within the College, supporting day-to-day operations of the Division, as directed by the Dean;
  • Serves on the Division’s advisory boards as directed by the Dean;
  • Serves as liaison to the area’s incumbent worker/contract training staff; assists in the development of training programs for businesses’ and agencies’ employees;
Job Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Minimum physical exertion. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 5 pounds on a regular basis and up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines.

  • Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  • A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


Posting Detail Information

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Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check

Special Instructions to Applicants

Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.

Applications received by September 30, 2022, will receive first consideration.

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Have you supervised personnel and administered programs directly related to the professional area for a minimum of three years?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please be advised that as required by the 1986 Immigration Act, candidates must be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing identity and that you are a U.S. Citizen or an alien who is authorized to work. It is the college's policy that PGCC does not provide sponsorship for prospective employees. Are you seeking sponsorship?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other

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