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Dean, Curriculum and Assessment

Job Number FY24-00033 / Job Type Full-Time - Professional / FLSA Status Exempt

Division Academic & Student Affairs / Department Academic & Student Affairs / Location Westminster, MD

Salary $87,164.00 - $117,671.00 Annually 

Salary Details: This position will be placed on the College 12-month Exempt Staff salary scale at grade 112. Actual salary placement based on qualifications and experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package.

Opening Date 04/04/2024 - Closing Date 4/25/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

 Job Summary

This position reports to the Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of Faculty and as a member of the Core Academic and Student Affairs Team, assists the Vice President with providing leadership for all credit instruction, student affairs, and learner support functions. Responsible for directing the College’s credit course and program assessment, curriculum, program review, and general education efforts, and supports faculty development and faculty promotion. This position also leads efforts related to student engagement, culturally responsive teaching, diversity, and global education. It supports the College’s accreditation, transfer and articulation, and assessment of prior learning efforts, maintains partnerships with Carroll County Public Schools, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and other external agencies, and serves as the primary academic liaison to Continuing Education and Training. Also responsible for new program development and assists with marketing and outreach efforts and enriches the co-curricular experience for students and supports student retention and success. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as a member of the Core Academic and Student Affairs Team and recommends and implements programs, procedures and policies related to assigned duties and within parameters set forth by the Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Confers regularly with the Vice President and keeps the Vice President informed regarding strategic plan and priority initiatives, progress, accomplishments, and opportunities, as well as potential issues that affect areas of responsibility.
  • Provides proactive, visionary leadership for curriculum and assessment and assists the Vice President with designing, implementing, and assessing college-wide initiatives.
  • Prepares proposals for submission to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and tracks the approval and implementation processes.
  • Supports the College’s reaccreditation work.
  • Chairs the Program Review Committee and assists program directors and academic chairs in completing annual reports and program reviews.
  • Assists Program Directors and Academic Chairs with establishing and fostering active Advisory Boards.
  • Chairs the Student Learning Improvement Committee, compiles annual report, and incorporates best practices in student learning outcomes assessment. Ensures that the College complies with all Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) requirements related to assessment.
  • Chairs the General Education Committee, compiles annual reports, and researches and implements proven strategies for effectively assessing general education outcomes.
  • Co-chairs the Curriculum Development Committee.
  • Serves on Academic Council and approves academic proposals.
  • Collaborates effectively with colleagues, especially academic chairs, to conduct joint strategic planning and curriculum and assessment initiatives. 
  • Provides input for and assures area participation in the College’s DEIB plan development and the accomplishment of its related annual initiatives. Advances student success and assures that students are well prepared to be successful in an increasingly diverse and globally competitive world by working with the Coordinator of Diversity to help faculty incorporate culturally responsive teaching and global education best practices into their courses and programs.
  • Works with Registrar and academic chairs to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information is included in the college catalog and all College marketing materials.
  • Assists the Dean of Student Affairs with monitoring and improving student retention and completion and assists faculty and chairs with implementing college-wide strategies for enhancing student engagement and success based on results of course, program, and institutional assessment research projects.
  • Schedules, designs, and tracks faculty development, including conferences and travel, for all faculty. Serves on the IQ Committee and oversees the Teaching/Learning Center.
  • Leads processes to ensure planning and deployment of technology resources that support instructional process.
  • Assists the Vice President with developing, implementing, and assessing the Strategic Plan and annual operational objectives.
  • Oversees and tracks faculty promotions and procedures for promotions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements to Perform Work

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Eight years of increasing levels of leadership and responsibility in higher education. Seven years of teaching experience in higher education
  • Proven success in assessing learning outcomes at the course, program and general education levels and using the results of assessment to implement curricular changes and further improve student success.
  • Ability to develop and maintain the effectiveness of highly functioning and collaborative professional teams.
  • Excellent communication, strategic planning, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in leading curriculum reform.
  • Experience in developing and conducting professional development events.
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to leverage technology and data analysis tools to support college processes.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of a learner-centered institution and student support and completion initiatives. 


  • Doctorate Degree
  • Teaching experience in a community college
  • Experience with General Education program
  • Experience with Diversity/Multicultural Affairs, Global Education, and Service Learning programming 

Supplemental Information

This position will be placed on the College 12-month Exempt Staff salary scale at grade 112. Actual salary placement based on qualifications and experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package.


Primarily College campus. The work is normally sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Hear/talk/communicate – Must be able to exchange information and communicate 
  • Visual Acuity/ability to perceive or detect surroundings
  • Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand, and convey subject matter
  • Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
  • Stand/sit/walk/able to move or traverse from one area to another


College campus, direct contact with diverse students, staff, faculty and the general public in classrooms, common areas, offices, and campus environments. Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as office, meeting, and training rooms. Use of safe workplace practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and word processing with some highly technical applications and new technology systems; acquiring funds; avoidance of trips and falls; observance of fire and building safety regulations; observance of College policies; and observance of traffic laws when driving College vehicles. This position interacts with staff, faculty, executive team, and others. 


  • successfully complete a criminal background check (for designated positions)
  • be able to work on campus as of the first day of employment
  • be a resident of DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or DC as of the first day of employment
  • be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships

Carroll Community College has the right to revise this position description at any time, and this position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

Carroll Community College is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Carroll Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.

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