Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of
Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.
A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional
communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship,
respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is
designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in
creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding
of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact
on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence
in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace &
Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-North Harris
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer
and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester.
LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution
by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in
the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.
LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce
Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.
Lone Star College-North Harris, nestled on 200 acres of piney
woods, is the original and largest college in the Lone Star College
System family. Serving the community for more than three decades,
LSC-North Harris offers more than 60 programs of study, including
university-transfer and numerous education courses and programs.
LSC-North Harris is keenly focused on leading-edge technology in
emerging technical job fields.
Location address is 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Working under the leadership of the Vice-Presidents of Instruction,
the Dean, Instruction are the principal academic and budgetary
officers for their respective divisions within Lone Star College.
Instructional Deans are empowered with the authority necessary to
provide positive leadership regarding academic personnel,
curricular, and budgetary decisions that further the academic,
programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its
service to the community. Such leadership includes the processes of
academic personnel policy, participation in budgetary allocations,
determination of academic standards and benchmarks, and the
acquisition, retention or release of academic programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Leads instructional areas through planning, development,
implementation, and evaluation. Builds processes in the division
and collaborates with other LSC divisions, VPIs, and Deans to
ensure schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads
are efficiently distributed, and registration to final grade
delivery is seamless
Ensures that the division offers programs that allow for
student success; this includes developing benchmarks through
data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring
SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met. If
necessary, oversees the discontinuation of programs that do not
meet student needs or are unsustainable
Coordinates and maintains long-range academic plan for the
division with appropriate Lone Star College (LSC) leadership,
including but not limited to rollout, budget, staff development and
succession planning, plus community awareness
Guides the division in keeping up-to-date on the latest trends
in instructional methods, technology, and effective pedagogies for
learning and ensures that these trends are built into the
long-range plan for the division
Regularly analyzes and provides evaluation of instructional
area and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to ensure
curriculum and instructional integrity
Develops and implements faculty and staff professional growth
plans that leverage employee talent to achieve LSC goals; Oversees
the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified
faculty and staff; Resolves personnel issues and student issues as
needed and develops and maintains effective channels of
Develops budget recommendations and manages budget allocations
for effective, efficient and productive educational programs and
Develops innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to
leverage system resources; Expands relationships with external
constituencies by working with P-12 and university partners,
attending community functions, and serving on various
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Strong leadership abilities (departmen t chair/faculty
- Excellent oral, written, and int erpersonal communication
- Strong abilities in curriculum and program development and
- Expertise in adult learning methodologies as well as evaluation
of instructional quality an d outcomes
- Ability to promote and maintain diversity
- Ability to function/ lead a collaborative work team
- Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and
- Ability to maintain and promote a positive attitude in a
PHYSICAL ABILITIES :
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to
do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending;
carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or
driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to
perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE & CONDITIONS :
- Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a
Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general
- Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to
carry out the functions of the position
- Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal
exposure to safety hazards
- Master's degree and at least 7 years of related work
experience, with at least 3 in a Manager- or Director-level
- Doctoral degree
- Higher Education teaching experience
- Experience with curriculum and educational program
- Experience with program accreditation
Hiring salary range is $99,340-$114,241
Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted
full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall
in that range is determined by your related experience and
education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star
College, the resume submitted in the application process will be
utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined
below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed
to determine an accurate starting salary.
Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work
experience. The resume should include the following information for
each position listed:
- Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
- If the position was full time or part time
- If the position was paid or unpaid
- Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree
Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in
the Lone Star College job description should be included in the
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part
of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work
environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full
comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number
of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition
waiver, professional development opportunities and more.
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How to Apply
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY
We will not accept application material received via fax, email,
mail, or hand delivered.
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Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are
subject to a criminal background check.