Posted: November 1, 2022
Level: Management / Confidential (Mgr3)
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications
immediately. Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on
, December 16, 2022
CT State Community
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
**This position is not remote**
CT State Community College Mission:
Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to
academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused
on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and
learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances
positive change for the students, communities, and industries it
serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.
CT State Community College Vision:
CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success,
educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with
business and industry, government, educational, and key
stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for
Connecticut’s citizens and communities.
CT State Community College Equity Statement:
The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively
identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic
poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist
policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff,
and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice.
Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess
practices and policies and transform the world we live in by
Anticipated Start Date:
The Academic Dean is responsible for the direction, development,
implementation, and growth to serve the needs of all CT State
stakeholders within the specific area of study. Each Area of Study
comprises three to five institution-wide academic departments. The
Academic Dean, through collaborative work with administration,
faculty, and staff, oversees the implementation of the specific
programs and courses on each campus and promotes intra- and
interdisciplinary connections with colleagues across all CT State
Community College campuses and the CSCU system. They work with the
associate deans and campus faculty, staff, and administration to
determine the mission, vision, and focus for the Area of Study
programs applying Guided Pathways and equity-minded principles and
practices. They coordinate and monitor the faculty delivering the
CT State curriculum at each campus, both on-ground and online. The
incumbent coordinates planning and evaluation activities in support
of the implementation of the curriculum in alignment with
continuous improvement processes and with NECHE Standards. These
individuals coordinate all new and modified programs and courses
through the College curriculum approval processes in collaboration
with the campuses and college-wide governance bodies. The Academic
Dean serves as a member of the College, CSCU, regional and national
committees to further the delivery of the specific Areas of Study
programming. The Dean shall also promote all Area of Study programs
at the local, state, and national levels.
To see the planned academic structure under each Academic Dean,
please click the following link:
Academic Programs and Curriculum
Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a
culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff,
and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written
communication skills along with strong Information technology
literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook,
Master’s degree in the specific area of study discipline from an
accredited institution with four (4) or more years of
administrative and managerial experience in higher education,
including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Experience in the development and implementation of discipline
- Utilizing community and employer feedback as well as regional
and national data to support program development
- Experience in classroom and/or laboratory teaching
- Experience in planning, developing, and evaluating academic
services and programs.
- Relevant experience in associate degree education and
demonstrated understanding of a comprehensive community
- Experience and working knowledge of regional and specialized
accreditation standards relevant to Area of Study programming.
- Experience leading, directing, and evaluating faculty and staff
in a higher education environment.
- Experience in the management of operating budgets and
- Research, information, and computer literacy skills, including
but limited to:
- Development of databases in support of outcomes assessment
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Evidence-based decision making
- Proven leadership ability and demonstrated ability to
effectively collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders
- Sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the
College community, including those with disabilities
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
Example of Job Duties:
- Doctoral degree from an accredited institution along with broad
knowledge across the Area of Study.
- Four (4) or more years of community college experience.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic
Programs and Curriculum. The Academic Dean has direct supervisory
oversight including staffing, hiring, firing, evaluation,
promotion, and training for the Associate Deans and Academic
Associates within the Area of Study as well as accountability for
all Area of Study faculty and academic staff, including Program and
Academic Discipline directors and coordinators (120+
The following examples of essential duties:
- Academic Administration.
- Hiring, evaluation, and professional development.
- Program/Curriculum Planning, Design, and Development.
- Curriculum Assessment and Evaluation.
- Fiscal Responsibilities.
- Student Relationships.
- Community Relationships.
- Public Relations.
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is
required to: Attend and participate in convocation, commencement,
and honors ceremonies; Serve on assigned committees and task
forces; Attend and participate in committee, staff, informational,
and professional meetings; The above may involve attendance at
evening or weekend events; Maintain currency in the position’s
required fields of professional expertise and competencies;
Maintain complete confidentiality of student and employee records
and other information of a confidential nature.
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is
not limited to the full specifications stated in the job
The Academic Dean will be required to travel to the College’s
twelve campuses and other sites, including the College Central
office. The position requires the ability to drive or to arrange
for alternative transportation. Reasonable accommodation will be
made for physical limitations.
$109,196 to $136,495 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent
State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well,
protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.
Benefits include generous leave policies;
several retirement plans
; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance
You also have access to many additional benefits to save for
retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental
Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date
will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes
are not acceptable.
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated
by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further
consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best
qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who
have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and
time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been
selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists
will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager
for final selection and recommendation for employment. The
selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e.,
teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical,
manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates'
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship
or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and
Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background
check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community.
Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal
history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit)
report or driving history check.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious
creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin,
marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental
disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino
Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion
CSCC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F