Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Dean provides strong, student-centered vision and strategic
leadership and direction for the Science, Applied Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics departments and degree
programs/concentrations and certificates, including: Astronomy,
Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Horticulture,
Construction Technology, Mathematics including Developmental
Mathematics, Environmental Technology (Renewable Energy),
Engineering and Applied Technology (Engineering Technology degree
and certificates in Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Computer
Science, and Aviation Maintenance Technology), and the Cape Cod
Regional STEM Network.
The Dean is responsible for providing leadership and supporting
excellence in instruction, curriculum and program development,
faculty development, and student outcomes; overseeing external
accreditation, periodic internal program reviews, and strategic
planning processes; promoting the use of current and emerging
technology and innovative pedagogy to improve student learning and
success; monitoring local, regional and national trends to ensure
programs meet workforce and public needs; analyzing learning
outcomes assessments to propose and implement proactive strategies
to continually improve student success and completion; implementing
College administrative and academic policies; hiring part-time
faculty and staff implementing collective bargaining provisions;
developing the academic schedule; developing and executing
divisional and area budgets; assisting with writing and managing
grants; facilitating community outreach; interfacing with K-12,
post-secondary, and business partners to create new programs and
working to advance the College’s mission and strategic plan.
The successful candidate will actively practice team-oriented
behavior and have demonstrated grit, courage, tenacity, integrity
and patience in the face of challenges, and the ability to suggest
creative solutions to challenges.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
A. Personnel Management and
1. Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and
stakeholders to align priorities of the academic program with the
strategic plan of the College.
2. Serve as the administrative officer of the Division and
supervise full-time day faculty and adjunct faculty, program
coordinators and support staff, as appropriate.
3. Support faculty and staff innovation and creativity.
4. Utilize data to improve program performance and student
learning outcomes while advancing a culture of continuous
5. Encourage excellence in teaching and professional
6. Promote an inclusive climate, collegiality, and effective
communication throughout the Division.
7. Administer collective bargaining agreements as they relate
to members of the Division and consult with the Human Resources
Office in implementation of the collective bargaining
8. Make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic
& Student Affairs for filling vacant positions, proposing new
positions, recruiting and hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty
appointments, reappointments, salary adjustments, promotions,
sabbaticals, tenure, and leaves of absence for all personnel in the
9. Conduct at least two Division meetings per academic year to
communicate college-wide issues, review policies, and engage
faculty in conversation about department/program activities,
assessment of student learning, innovations in pedagogy and other
issues of importance to faculty.
10. Assign teaching loads to Division faculty based on
information assembled by Department Chairs.
11. Resolve faculty, student, department, and divisional
conflict at the lowest level.
12. Facilitate an engaging, collaborative work environment to
support diverse faculty, staff, and community, and seek and attract
13. Meet with Division faculty members to discuss any matters
14. Assist in overall development and administration of grant
B. Curriculum Development and
1. Assist Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in
developing and maintaining appropriate course/program curricula and
assessment of student learning outcomes.
2. Collaborate with Department Chairs, Program Coordinators,
Advising and Counseling Center, and Associate Dean of Online and
Blended Learning to develop semester academic schedules.
3. Assist faculty and staff with assessing the effectiveness
of courses, programs, and services.
4. Review and recommend revisions to program requirements,
catalog descriptions, and prerequisites within the division.
5. Advise on program and policy changes and ensure timely
communication with other College departments.
6. Maintain appropriate records of programs and courses
7. Assist in the development and execution of articulation
agreements with other institutions.
8. Communicate and implement academic policies and
9. Ensure that program advisory committees meet at least once
every academic year and advisory committee input is used to revise
and improve academic programs.
10. Provide information and support to other areas of the
C. General Administrative Duties and
1. Coordinate the cost center budget according to the
College’s priorities and strategic plan.
2. Assist faculty and staff with developing and updating
strategic planning reports.
3. Approve all expenditures by members of the Division
regardless of source of funding.
4. Ensure that all expenditures for supplies, equipment, and
services follow college procurement policies and procedures.
5. Assist Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in the
development of the master academic schedule and assign faculty
workloads within that schedule.
6. Act on all faculty requests for attendance at professional
meetings in consultation with the President or Vice President of
Academic & Student Affairs.
7. Recommend travel requests to the Vice President of Academic
& Student Affairs.
8. Ensure that Division policies and procedures are consistent
with institutional policies and procedures.
9. Represent the Division on College committees and serve on
committees as assigned.
10. Attend the President’s Leadership Council.
11. Collaborate with faculty, staff, the Dean of Enrollment
Management and Advising Services, the College’s Communications
Department, and the Vice President of Academic & Student
Affairs to annually review and revise academic information in
digital and print formats.
12. Other duties as assigned.
D. Professional and External Affairs
1. Attend and represent the College at statewide, regional,
and other meetings, conventions, seminars, workshops, etc., as
2. Support and assist Department Chairs and Program
Coordinators in matters of licensure, accreditation, and related
3. Seek opportunities to establish new partnerships and assess
the effectiveness of existing partnerships with community agencies,
educational institutions, and workforce organizations that relate
to the Division.
1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in one of
the disciplines represented in the Division or equivalent.
2. Three years of full-time, college level, undergraduate
3. Three years of management experience in a post-secondary
institution as the Department Chair or Dean.
4. Experience developing academically sound programs that
prepare students for the workforce and/or transfer to baccalaureate
5. Experience evaluating student learning outcomes and
reflecting on teaching practice, curriculum, and instruction.
6. Experience using and providing leadership in a variety of
traditional and innovative pedagogical practices that promote
7. Experience developing curriculum including using assessment
strategies to measure instructional effectiveness and student
8. Experience working with diverse populations to create an
inclusive and collegial campus climate.
9. Demonstrated commitment to the comprehensive community
COMPENSATION: Full-time, Non-Unit
Professional Position. Annual Salary Range of
$105,000-$110,000, dependent upon
qualifications. Includes participation in a
comprehensive employee benefits program.
Location/Region: West Barnstable, MA (US - 02668)