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Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

MassBay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 11, 2023

Job Details

Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Department: Dean of Science and Engineering

Location: Wellesley Hills/Framingham/Ashland

MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.

Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.

Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.

Position Summary:

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.

The Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Division provides leadership, vision, and assessment of faculty and program offerings within the Division across the College’s campuses and satellite locations. Departments within the STEM division are Biotechnology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. The STEM division also houses MassBay’s Center for Cybersecurity Education, the Center for Therapeutics and Genomics Training, and the Center for Biomanufacturing Education and Workforce Development.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide academic and administrative leadership to the Division to achieve academic excellence;
  • Develop, recommend, and monitor the Division budgets;
  • Administer applicable collective bargaining agreements;
  • Supervise course scheduling, faculty assignments, location, and instructional delivery for all credit courses in the division at all campuses;
  • Make recommendations for appointment, promotion, tenure, reappointment, sabbatical leave, and other personnel actions within the Division;
  • Promote and support the professional development of divisional faculty and staff;
  • Address faculty, staff, and student concerns and grievances within the division;
  • Provide leadership in the development, review, revision of divisional curriculum at the course and program level;
  • Develop and foster collaborations and partnerships with business and industry, government agencies, non-profit and community-based organizational representatives;
  • Share responsibility with other College administrators in advancing and monitoring student job and career placement and college transfer opportunities;
  • Collaborate with other College administrators for the achievement of enrollment and student success goals, and for the support processes for incoming and returning students;
  • Oversee the completion of program reviews for divisional academic programs;
  • Ensure that all programs have active and appropriately-constituted advisory boards;
  • Participate in outreach initiatives for academic affairs, including K-12, Early College, dual enrollment, and four-year college and university articulations;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of grants to support academic initiatives;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Provost/Chief Academic Officer.
Commitment to Equity:
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Support MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
  • Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success;
  • Further the examination of pertinent practices that are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives; and
  • Engage in conversations with colleagues and students regarding best practices within the discipline or programmatic related to equity and inclusion.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.

All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a STEM discipline taught within the Division or in Higher Education;
  • Four to seven years of full-time college-level teaching experience in a discipline taught within the division;
  • Leadership experience in higher education; administrative service as a department chair, program director or other administrative position, preferred;
  • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the values, goals, and accountabilities of the Bureau of Higher Education’s vision for public higher education in Massachusetts;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college, to broad-based institutional planning, to shared governance, and to student development and success;
  • A demonstrated ability to build a culture of cohesion, dialog, civility, and academic excellence;
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to use information technology effectively;
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning techniques, including technological applications and distance learning;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body;
  • Proven commitment to high academic standards and integrity;
  • Collective bargaining experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in a STEM field taught within the Division or Higher Education preferred;
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students.
Additional Information:

Salary Range: $115,000.00 - 130,000.00 Annual Salary

As a Massachusetts State Employee, you are offered an outstanding suite of benefits adding value to your salary.
  • Array of choices for health insurance plans to meet individual/ family needs
  • Affordable Dental Insurance and vision discount program
  • 12 paid State/ Federal holidays
  • Generous sick, vacation, and personal time
  • Telework option depending on the role/department
  • Flexible Spending Plans to reduce your taxable income
  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan, providing a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement
  • Thinking to save more money towards retirement: consider Deferred Compensation plans i.e., 457(b) or 403(b).
  • Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Free gym and parking on campus
Need more info:

Position Type: Non Unit Professional

Application Deadline: October 28, 2023, or thereafter until filled.

To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.


Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.

Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance,, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.


MassBay CC

MassBay serves approximately 6,000 full-time and part-time students each year from the greater Boston and MetroWest region on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland. The College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a robust portfolio of non-credit courses. These program offerings provide students with a practical, affordable education to prepare them for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs or for direct entry into high-demand careers.

At Massachusetts Bay Community College, we seek exceptionally talented faculty and staff to join our team.

MassBay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minority and bilingual candidates in support of its culturally diverse student community.

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