Dean of Liberal Arts and Education w/STEM
Institution: Odessa College
Location: Texas, United States
Category: Executive - Dean - Liberal Arts
Posted: 11/25/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Working Title

Dean of Liberal Arts and Education w/STEM

Position Status

Full Time


School of Liberal Arts and Education

General Summary

The Aspen Institute’s Community College Excellence Program, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges, awarded Odessa College its Aspen Prize Rising Star Award in 2017 and 2019, ranking Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.

Odessa College has transformed its culture around how college employees feel toward students, toward each other, toward their jobs and toward their participation in the life and vision of a college whose main goal is to be the best in the nation at improving student outcomes. Employees at Odessa College have truly embraced what it means to be “All In.”

Establishing that shared understanding that student success and year-on-year progress toward improving such success is felt as a personal achievement by every employee.

The Dean provides leadership in all academic matters for all full-and part-time faculty and staff members in the Division. Responsibilities include coordinating, evaluating, and improving curricula and programs; recruiting new faculty; initiating new programs; and promoting excellence in instruction.

Specific Position Duties

Evaluate academic transfer, general education, and dual credit courses and curriculum;

Assist with the preparation and monitoring of budgets for all programs;

Perform program and personnel evaluations in accordance with College procedures;

Administer a competent system of records and office accounting;

Provide leadership in recruitment, retention, and development of high-quality faculty;

Serve as a permanent member of the Curriculum Committee;

Serve on various college committees as appointed; and

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in a discipline within the Division or in a closely related field.

Record of excellence in college teaching, preferably in a community college environment;

Demonstrated effective leadership in an administrative position, preferably at the department level or higher;

Commitment to service to the campus and the community;

Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills;

Ability to collaborate and to communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies;

Commitment to excellence in instruction;

Ability to produce effectively under tight deadlines on multiple projects;

Supportive professional references;

Industrious, self-motivated, productive and a team player; and

Enthusiastic learner who also can motivate others to learn.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate preferred

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Work Hours

Typically Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, closed Fridays. Numerous after-hours and weekend functions are required of the position.

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