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Dean of Instruction (One or More)

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of Instruction (One or More)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $136,479.66 - $179,095.42 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY23-2400784

Location: Bakersfield, CA


Basic Function

The Dean of Instruction is responsible to the Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs & Student Services, and has broad accountability, within the participatory governance framework, for planning, directing and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality instructional and academic programs.

Representative Duties

Interpret and administer District policy regarding assigned academic programs.
Interpret and administer College policy with respect to faculty load and scheduling. Provide leadership in the development, revision and interpretation of curriculum, academic programs, catalog and course information.
Provide leadership in generating staff development opportunities for faculty and staff.
Provide assistance in recruitment, selection, orientation, and evaluation of adjunct faculty in appropriate disciplines.
Evaluate the performance of faculty and classified personnel in assigned areas of responsibility.
Prepare and monitor administrative budgets and expenditures in consultation with division chairs.
Assist in the coordination of fall, spring, summer scheduling and staff assignments for all areas of responsibility.
Provide instructional leadership for assigned academic departments and work with department chairs in curriculum maintenance and development in areas of responsibility.
Act as liaison with District, State, and federal governing bodies regarding College programs and practices.
Develop program goals and objectives and monitor outcomes.
Market the College and specific academic programs to the College community and the general public.
Administer grant and program funds to achieve expected outcomes.
Serve on College and District committees as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree, preferably in an academic area related to assignment
  • Five years of full-time experience in teaching and/or administration, including at least three years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic culture, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees
  • Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Community college faculty experience

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
  • Mission of the California Community Colleges
  • Community college academic and student programs, regulations, and policies
  • Principles of employer-employee relations
  • Principles of college management
  • Use of technology in the delivery of instruction and student services
  • Familiarity with distance learning methodologies and management
  • Teaching and learning strategies
    Ability to:
  • Apply and interpret laws, rules and regulations affecting community colleges.
  • Formulate policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings.
  • Compile clear, accurate reports and surveys.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Handle sensitive and complex employee/employer issues consistently and professionally.
  • Manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Develop, monitor, and administer budgets.
    SALARY RANGE$136,479.66 - $179,095.42 AnnuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $143,388.94 Annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 1, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024 Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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