Associate Dean, Information & Engineering Technologies

Northern Virginia Community College - Fairfax, VA (4 months ago)

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The Information and Engineering Technology (IET) Division is a college-wide division that includes all IET faculty and academic programs. The IET Associate Dean is a 12-month professional faculty member whose role is to provide high-level administrative support to the academic division, by assisting the Dean in both college-wide daily operations of the division and, as appropriate and as assigned, provide college-wide curriculum leadership responsibilities. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the IET Division.
The Associate Dean cultivates constructive working relationships with the Dean, program head, classified staff, and full-time and adjunct teaching faculty in the division, and collaborates with Associate Deans and staff in other academic divisions as needed. As assigned by the Dean, the Associate Dean may act in the Dean’s place for routine and specialized administrative and academic tasks and will perform special projects as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Academic Dean with day-to-day operations of the academic division.
  • Serves as Acting Dean in the Dean’s absence.
  • Assists the Academic Dean with college-wide Program Dean responsibilities as needed. This may include assisting with coordination of program and discipline reviews, SLO data collection, and curriculum development.
  • Provides support to the Dean for faculty evaluation and review processes.
  • Provides campus-specific support that requires occasional travel to each campus, combined with virtual meetings, to conduct faculty meetings, resource planning activities and assessment of program needs and curriculum.
  • Works collaboratively with the Campus Provosts, Division Deans, Program Deans, campus faculty, enrollment management specialists, and program heads. Team effort with some or all of these positions includes implementation and management of course schedules, and assignment and monitoring of faculty workloads.
  • For students, collaborates with campus leadership in managing initial complaints and grievances, as well as requests such as third time course repeats, late registration, late changing of course sections, grade appeals, grade changes, writing or approval of letters of recommendation.
  • Assists the Dean with annual unit planning.
  • Assists the Dean with monitoring budget expenditures for part-time employment and operations within the Associate Dean’s purview.
  • Assists the Dean to orient new full-time faculty and serve as a point-of-contact for faculty questions and concerns.
  • Trains faculty on the development and evaluation process and helps them in preparation for evaluation, such as ensuring that faculty prepare Annual Performance and Professional Development goals and in doing annual classroom observation visits. Assists the Division Dean in collecting information for division faculty members’ evaluations from Campus Provosts, Program Provosts, and Program Deans of their respective programs, as is relevant to the respective faculty members’ duties.
  • Assists in communications with Human Resources about employee issues as appropriate, and provides assistance as needed to the Provosts and Deans in hiring processes for faculty to be assigned within the division.
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates adjunct faculty in the Division; collaborates and coordinates process and activities with campus-based leadership
  • Works with others on each campus to provide adequate orientation for new adjunct faculty and to provide annual workshops for all adjunct faculty.
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates administrative assistants and lab managers assigned to the division, if applicable.
  • Communicates with the appropriate Director of Campus Operations on any building or classroom issues which arise that affect the division.
  • As directed by the Dean, addresses other operational, academic, and administrative concerns.
  • Engages in outreach activities as assigned.
  • Serves on campus and college committees as assigned.
  • Initiates, organizes, and completes special projects, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The content of the master’s degree should either be in or similar/related to to one of the teaching disciplines taught by the IET Division. Specific teaching disciplines within the IET Division generally include Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, and their related subsets/specialties. Must have full-time teaching experience and experience with program and curriculum development.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree in one of the teaching disciplines taught by the IET Division and/or a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. At least three years of full-time teaching experience or its equivalent (30 adjunct faculty teaching credits = 1 year of FT teaching). Prior academic administrative experience in a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Superior communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills. Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work in a collegial environment. Ability to work in a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural college environment. Ability to supervise, manage, and develop college faculty and staff. Skilled at collaborative leadership. Ability to manage processes and procedures at micro and macro levels. Knowledge of academic assessment methods and activities; ability to assess instructional programs and review students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of academic objectives and strategies. Knowledge of and ability to manage educational programs including academic planning. Knowledge of course arrangement and academic planning; ability to provide counseling to assist students in course selection, study skills and career development plans for academic and personal success. Familiarity with federal, state, and local laws and policies relevant to NOVA in order to ensure compliance.

Operation of a State Vehicle Occasional
Open Date 01/24/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Background Check Statement

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.