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Assistant Dean, Division of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Education
North Shore Community College

  • Mar. 23, 2017
  • Assistant Dean, Division of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Education
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Education
  • North Shore Community College
    Danvers, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Sciences - General
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
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About North Shore Community College:
NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:
Assistant Dean, Division of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Education

Professional Non-Unit position, 12-month a year position

Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision and evaluation of full-time and part-time faculty within the departments and programs assigned to their oversight. Provide leadership for course and curriculum development in their departments. Participate in and coordinates specific math and education-related activities, the Educator and Provider Support (EPS) project and other grant-related initiatives. Primary focus for this position is the support of the Math department, Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education, and Elementary Education programs housed within the Education Department.


Recruit, hire, orient, supervise and evaluate full and part-time faculty for their departments within their Division.
Work with the Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in their assigned Departments to identify prospective full and part-time faculty to ensure consistency and quality of instruction in each area.
Hire full time and adjunct faculty to the college, division, informing them about department policies and procedures.
Supervise and evaluate full-time and adjunct faculty in their departments.
Respond to/ resolve full-time and adjunct faculty and student issues appropriately and in a timely fashion.
Review syllabi/course materials and observe the classroom instruction in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Work with faculty if improvement is needed.
Implement and maintain all provisions of the collective bargaining agreement as they pertain to full-time and part-time faculty.
Oversee the academic areas within their assigned departments to:
Provide leadership for course and curriculum development and assessment of student learning at the class, course, program, and general education levels.
Cultivate opportunities to expand and refine offerings to meet transfer opportunities and respond to current workforce demands.
Explore alternative delivery modes for departments’ curricula.
Promotes and provides leadership and support for attaining and maintaining accreditation and licensure applicable to programs in the division
Participate in /oversee College and statewide STEM and Education related activities as they pertain to recruitment, retention, and degree completion (i.e., activities for Early College, STEM Starter Academy, Education Provider Support, and other grant related activities).
Attend college and statewide meetings that may impact and relate to departmental and divisional program areas.
Participate in the development and implementation of grants to support academic initiatives within the division.
Participate in ad hoc committees and attend internal/external meetings deemed necessary for departmental and/or divisional representation.
Participate in division meetings, departmental meetings, faculty/staff meetings, and manager meetings, as well as other meetings required for non-unit administrators.
Participate in the scheduling of classes, preparation of the master schedule, and the assignment of faculty each semester for each department responsible for.
Communicate updates, recommendations, and concerns to the Dean of STEM and Education. Advise the Dean on matters as appropriate.
Perform other related duties.

Master’s Degree in Math or Education or related field required; doctorate preferred.
A minimum of 3 years of related experience in academic administration, at least 3 years of supervisory experience.
College level teaching experience in Math or Education preferred. Community college teaching experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education policies and procedures for operation of a K-12 public and private school preferred.
An understanding of licensing and teacher certification procedures, policies, and patterns at the state level required
Academic leadership experience required. Community college leadership experience preferred.
Strong computer skills required.
Knowledge of current trends in STEM and Education related activities preferred.
Experience in developing and assessing student-learning outcomes preferred.
Knowledge of current use of technology, student-oriented software, distance learning and multimedia formats as they relate to student teaching and learning preferred.
Knowledge of creative and innovative instructional techniques to facilitate the student learning process preferred.
Effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills required.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body required.
Commitment to the mission of the community college, to teaching excellence, and to the
Maintenance and continuous improvement of high standards for student learning required.
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:
REPORTS TO: Dean, Division of Sciences and Mathematics

SALARY: Anticipated salary is $80,000- $90,000 per year plus fringe benefits. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


Application Instructions:
Submit resume and cover letter. Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide:

copies of all academic transcripts,
the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references,
samples of written work which highlight written skills, organizational skills, and computer skills.

  • North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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