Assistant or Associate Dean of Technical Instruction

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Instructional Technology & Design, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Information

Position Title

Assistant or Associate Dean of Technical Instruction

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Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Dean for Washburn University Institute of Technology ( WIT ), the Assistant/Associate Dean for Technical Instruction is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and strategic oversight and development of instructional policies, programming, processes, procedures, and personnel (comprised of approximately 65% of technical faculty and staff). This position works collaboratively with the Dean to ensure the overall quality of all career and tech ed academic programs and offerings.

In this context, the Assistant/Associate Dean for Technical Instruction is responsible for all activities involving the creation, maintenance, revision, or deletion of curriculum, courses, sequences of courses, and programs of study offered by the college; all managerial activities related to that curriculum (including periodic assessments, required reporting, and accreditation/licensure requirements); and the support of faculty and students in the delivery of that curriculum. This position works closely with the management team to ensure outstanding service from the Dean’s office is delivered to all instructors, staff, and students. In the absence of the Dean, this position may be asked by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to officially represent Washburn Tech and/or serve as Interim Dean when necessary.

Essential Job Functions of Position

As a member of the Washburn Institute of Technology senior management team, the Assistant/Associate Dean of Technical Instruction, rank is dependent on experience, is expected to demonstrate professional leadership behavior and support for lifelong learning and the personal growth and development of instructional staff. The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Providing effective leadership and oversight to all credit and non-credit (Adult Education) programs.

Providing effective leadership and oversight for hiring, orienting, supervision and evaluation of staff and instructors.

Leading, strategizing, and supporting the development of innovative curricula and programs to meet workforce and industry needs.

Scheduling and staffing of all courses and approving faculty class schedules.

Working with the Dean to develop and coordinate academic program budgets.

Providing oversight for day-to-day support for faculty and addressing faculty concerns.

Leading the program review process for all credit programs coordinating with

Washburn University’s program review processes. Reviewing and resolving curricular and programmatic issues across college campuses.

Providing leadership, support, and mentoring for all assessment and accreditation activities in the college.

Creating and enforcing policies, and procedures to ensure quality-driven career and technical education across the Washburn Tech sites and locations.

Ensuring program requirements are in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and standards including compliance with the Washburn Board of Regents, Kansas Board of Regents, Higher Learning Commission ( HLC ), and program accreditors and licensers.

Maintaining an effective working relationship with technical education governing agencies [e.g., Kansas Technical Education Authority ( TEA ) and TEA Curriculum Committee].

Ensuring program compliance with Washburn University Policies, Regulations and Procedures.

Assisting instructors and staff with strategically developing external partnerships to expand outreach to potential students and future employers.

Working with instructors and staff from academic areas to promote the development of alternative and innovative delivery formats (e.g., off-campus, online, hybrid, and time-shifted) courses and programs.

Serving as a resource when resolving instructor and/or student issues related to courses and programs.

Serving as a principal contact point for external partners (e.g., school districts).

Actively participating with the industry advisory boards for the programs to maintain quality programs developed to meet industry needs.

Assigning instructors and staff to appropriate committees within the college.

Performing additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

· Master’s degree in education, career & technical education ( CTE ), curriculum and instruction, higher education administration, or closely related field from an accredited institution.
· Minimum of five years of higher education experience with increasing responsibility in curricular and co-curricular development, assessment, student success, or retention.
· Teaching experience at a technical school, two-year college or university.
· Three (3) years managing instructional and operational budgets
· Three (3) years of direct Supervisory Experience

· Doctorate degree in higher education administration or related field from an accredited institution.
· Ten (10) years of higher education experience with increasing responsibility in curricular and co-curricular development, assessment and student success and/or retention
· Five (5) years of teaching experience at a technical college, two-year college, or four-year University
· Five (5) years managing instructional and operational budgets
· Five (5) years of direct supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proven leadership and management skills as demonstrated in application materials
Knowledge of and experience working with accreditation and licensure agencies; and HLC compliance

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume/vita.

Advertised Pay

Competitive rate of pay

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours

  • After completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of base pay into an employee’s defined contribution plan with TIAA .
  • After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without paying applicable tuition and fees. Law School Courses excluded.
  • For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn provides employees visit Washburn benefits.

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EEO Statement

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's or doctorate degree in education, career and technical education, curriculum and instruction; higher education administration or closely related field from an accredited institution?
    • Yes- Masters degree in educational field outlined in position positing
    • No- Masters degree is NOT in educational field outlined in position positing
    • Yes - Doctorate Degree in educational field outlined in position positing
    • No - Doctorate Degree is NOT in educational field outlined in position positing
    • No- I do not have a master's or doctorate degree
  2. * How many years of higher education experience with increasing responsibility in curricular/co curricular development; and student success/retention?
    • 0-4 years
    • 5- 9 years
    • 10-14 years
    • 15-19 years
    • 20+ years
  3. * What is the largest operational budget you have been responsible for in your career?
    • $0 - No budget experience
    • Less than $99,999
    • $100,000 - $299,999
    • $300,000 - $499,999
    • $500,000 - $999,999
    • $1 million - $2.9 million
    • $3 million - $4.9 million
    • $5 million - $9.9 million
    • $10 million - $19.9 million
    • $20 million +
  4. * How many years of teaching experience at a technical, 2-year, or 4-year college or university?
    • 0 years
    • 1-4 years
    • 5-10 years
    • 10+ years
  5. * Do you have experience leading and providing significant support of higher education compliance, assessment, and/or accreditation processes?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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