Associate Dean, Computer Sciences and Information Systems (Internal Only)
- Salt Lake Community College
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Category: Executive-Dean-Other
- Posting Date: 06/26/2019
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position TitleAssociate Dean, Computer Sciences and Information Systems (Internal Only)
Open Internally or ExternallyInternal
If faculty, tenure track statusNot Applicable
Reports to (title)Dean, School of Business
DepartmentComputer Sciences and Information Sys (School of Business)-2D2
Starting SalaryBased on Qualifications
Job Open Date06/26/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Review Date07/10/2019
SLCC’s Associate Deans are primarily responsible for shaping a division’s success, growth, and future. They have a direct influence over the professional growth and development of individual faculty and students. The work and effort of effective Associate Deans transcends routine management tasks. Associate Deans must clarify, communicate, and implement the department’s vision, mission, guiding principles, goals, and expectations. Acting as the primary spokesperson for assigned
faculty and students, Associate Deans work with the College administration, peer institutions, the community, and prospective students in the critical areas of curriculum development, recruitment, and retention. They must proactively facilitate professional teamwork among faculty members in order to achieve the desired vision and mission as the best skills, knowledge, and attitudes of faculty are implemented in a collective effort to achieve that end. Because of the impact of their leadership, Associate Deans must be carefully selected, trained, and mentored as they accomplish this crucial role.
The Associate Dean, Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) plays a key leadership role in the CSIS Division and serves as a member of the School of Business Leadership Team. Under minimal supervision, the Associate Dean performs complex assignments and fulfills broad responsibilities related to program review, curriculum development, purchasing, coordination of faculty teaching schedules, synchronization of class activities for budgetary efficiencies, budget management, and efficient use of instructional space.
The Associate Dean, drawing on extensive experience as an educator in career and technical education at the college level, develops effective methods and procedures for improving the quality, image, and effectiveness of the Computer Science programs. The Associate Dean will have full supervisory authority over faculty and staff assigned to the CSIS Division.
The Associate Dean will foster teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation while creating a shared vision for the CSIS Division. The Associate Dean will have considerable latitude and will be expected to confer with the Dean on a regular basis.
The Associate Dean, CSIS:
1. Provide effective supervision for faculty and staff assigned to the Division.
2. Provide effective leadership for department faculty and staff.
3. Provide effective management of Division SLCC resources.
4. Employ effective motivation strategies for faculty and staff.
This position is at-will.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
1. Provide leadership, support and supervision for department or division faculty and staff.
2. Coordinate department or division faculty and staff in endeavors to achieve the College’s mission and strategic plan.
3. Help the department or division faculty to establish an appropriate vision and appropriate goals that have a clear tie to the College’s mission and coordinate efforts to achieve those
1. Assist the Dean in developing new and modifying existing programs to promote student learning outcomes and program effectiveness. This may involve activities such as the following: Collecting and utilizing survey data and student interest data; developing program grant proposals; developing program budgets and cost data; determining program impact; preparing and coordinating articulation agreements; implementing Concurrent Enrollment processes; coordinating transfer information; coordinating utilization of facilities.
2. Initiate, plan, and oversee implementation of all academic offerings in the division or
department, with appropriate involvement of assigned faculty and staff, the Dean, and
College planning bodies. Whenever appropriate, utilize and report the advice of Program Advisory Committees (PACs) and provide staff support for PACs.
3. Along with Deans, take a leading role in academic program quality and assessment of student learning outcomes. Serve on the school AD Council, Curriculum Committee and other committees as assigned. Assist with department and College-wide evaluations for agencies such as the Board of Regents, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, and provide leadership for disciplinary and/or professional accreditation.
4. Ensure inter-department/inter-division coordination and cooperation, communicating effectively with the Dean, the department members, and other members of the College community.
5. Meet with department or division members on a regular basis to ensure coordination, communication, and dissemination of information.
6. Ensure that the class schedule meets student needs while at the same time being fiscally responsible and efficient. Participate in College-wide scheduling processes in a timely manner, meeting all established deadlines. Coordinate with regional directors in scheduling classes at the College’s various sites. When classes must be canceled, coordinate with affected students, the Scheduling Office, and facilities administrators.
Support the exploration, scheduling, improvement, and use of learning modalities and delivery methods, including flexibly scheduled learning, distance learning, and classroom technologies.
8. Ensure that the College catalog is accurate, well written and current. Assist in the preparation of all relevant College documents including the class schedule, brochures,etc.
9. Maintain an inventory of current course syllabi, and monitor the development of new and revised syllabi.
1. Serve as liaison for the department or division, especially for students. This requires that the an ADs office is covered such that faculty, students and staff will find the ADs office attended and open for business during regular business hours.
2. Coordinate with Student Services and department or division members to provide
appropriate advisement and consultation for students in department and division
3. Coordinate with student Services and faculty members to recruit students to department or division programs.
4. Participate in admission processes for selective programs and help adjudicate student grievances as described in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and serve as a liaison for students and adjunct faculty members.
5. Promote successful student transfer and/or job placement and/or cooperative education placement.
6. Coordinate with Student Services in the administration of financial aid and scholarships.
1. Ensure that College personnel policy and procedure is appropriately applied to personnel matters within the department or division.
2. Coordinate and approve compensation within guidelines in the Faculty Handbook,
Academic Freedom, Professional Responsibility and Tenure Policy, and other policies and procedures established by the College.
3. Utilize College policy and procedure to resolve faculty and staff grievances, concerns, and problems.
4. Coordinate and evaluate the professional activities of all members of their division or
department, to include providing guidance to faculty regarding professional growth,
evaluation, and tenure. Participate in the tenure process as described in policy. Assist the Office of Human Resources and Faculty Development Office in coordinating and
facilitating necessary faculty records.
5. Consult with faculty members and the Dean regarding faculty recruitment, appointments, promotion, sabbatical leave, faculty retention, and other personnel matters, adhering to all appropriate policies and procedures.
6. Hire, orient, and train, supervise and (if needed) discipline adjunct instructors and
coordinate with assigned faculty and other College offices in their administration. Help
adjunct instructors to develop pedagogic skills and collegiality within the department.
7. In collaboration with the Dean and Provost, verify and manage the assignment of the fulltime faculty teaching assignments in compliance with established procedures and
8. Provide for the management and supervision of assigned support staff and facilitate
support for faculty teaching and service activities.
9. Appoint appropriate task forces and work groups within the department or division.
10. Schedule and coordinate work-study students, lab coordinators, readers, graders, and
aides where applicable.
1. Monitor department inventory, supplies and capital equipment.
2. Prepare and maintain a department or division budget.
3. Coordinate the informed budget process among department or division members and
initiate budget requests with their justifications.
4. Maintain fiscal control of department budgets, ensuring that department funds be used in
accordance with all College policy and state statute.
As leaders of faculty, it is important that ADs have appropriate familiarity with the faculty
roles and duties within the department. Depending on the needs of the department or division, ADs are permitted to teach one class per term. Deans are responsible to insure that AD teaching schedules do not detract from their primary administrative duties in accordance
1. SLCC Policies and Procedures 3.03 (Conflict of Interest, External Employment and Consultation) III.B.1: All personnel of the College holding full-time salaried positions shall give full services to the work of the College during scheduled work periods.
2. SLCC Policies and Procedures 3.03 (Conflict of Interest) IV.A.3: Other College Employment. No employee should be paid twice for performing the
same service…Therefore, all AD teaching requests require prior consultation with and approval from the appropriate Dean. Deans are required to sign AD overload teaching contracts. Additionally, Deans must document their approval in a signed memo to the Provost for Academic Affairs with cc to the AD. If an AD overload assignment occurs during normal AD duty hours (per section ‘Appointment of ADs,’ Part G) the memo must also specify a plan for the AD to make up any full-time work effort, which will be supplanted by the overload teaching assignment. Compensation for teaching will be at the overload rate.
Other duties as assigned.
1. Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience with developing partnerships with industry and K-12 school districts.
2. Experience with budgeting and accounting systems.
3. Tenured faculty member in the department or earned tenure from a college/university.
4. Evidence of service on College-wide committees.
1. Master’s degree required.
3. Evidence of three years of full-time successful teaching experience.
4. Evidence of significant and productive participation in department level processes such as scheduling, program review, department test preparation and administration, curriculum development, student issues, and other department tasks.
5. Demonstrated understanding of student learning outcomes assessment principles and practices.
Current employee of Salt Lake Community College.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Innovative, collaborative and flexible management style.
Ability to work in a team setting.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to address faculty, staff, and student issues in a positive manner at the department or division level and in collaboration with other college departments, divisions, and administrators.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Integrity and high ethical standards, and an ability to engender trust.
Excellent computer skills.
Ability to lead, direct, and manage departmental personnel, making appropriate
Ability to manage the department or division in compliance with College
policies, procedures, guidelines, and direction.
Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and
ability to promote cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity
Demonstrated understanding of the role of an administrator in a career-technical education program.
Ability to work with program faculty to ensure that programs of study provide opportunities for students to develop the skill set required for career advancement in the culinary profession.
Demonstrated understanding of and experience with student learning assessment.
Demonstrated understanding of assessing organizational performance.
Demonstrated ability to lead a collaborative effort.
Demonstrated understanding of academic systems and culture in a post-secondary educational environment.
Demonstrated evidence of creating a shared vision.
Demonstrated evidence of effective change management.
Experience with effective budgeting and cost control strategies. Innovative and flexible management style.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to team performance.
Ability to work effectively in a large, complex community college characterized by diversity in its many forms among students, staff, and faculty.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Current departments under this position include:
Computer Sciences and Information Systems
Departmental alignments with this position may change from time to time
More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/docs/benefits-summary-18-19.pdf
*Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full-time or part-time.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.