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Dean, Instruction Social & Behavioral Sciences
Lone Star College in Woodlands, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 11/26/2018
Category
Executive-Dean-Education
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Commitment to Mission:

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs:

  • Students Matter

  • Inspire Excellence

  • Act Intentionally

  • Better Together

  • No Fear!

  • Trust!

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

 

Campus Marketing Statement:


Lone Star College-University Park

 
Lone Star College, located in the north metropolitan Houston area, is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in the country featuring six comprehensive colleges and 10 centers with over 95,000 credit and non-credit students each semester, an annual budget exceeding $500,000,000, and 7,300 employees spread over a 2100 square mile area.  
 
LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region.
 
Founded in 2010, LSC-University Park is located on a 71-acre campus that includes the comprehensive Lone Star College campus along with Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Center, multiple university partners, a charter high school, several commercial tenants and much more creating the college of the future. LSC-UP’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. LSC-UP’s “Invitation to Innovate” (i2i) has resulted in local, national and international awards and recognitions, including one patent. 
 
Campus address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607


Position Summary:


Working under the leadership of the Vice-Presidents of Instruction, the instructional Deans are the principal academic and budgetary officers for their respective divisions within Lone Star College. Instructional Deans are empowered with the authority necessary to provide positive leadership regarding academic personnel, curricular, and budgetary decisions that further the academic, programmatic, and scholarly mission of the institution in its service to the community. Such leadership includes the processes of academic personnel policy, participation in budgetary allocations, determination of academic standards and benchmarks, and the acquisition, retention or release of academic programs. 

Job Functions:

  1. Leads instructional areas through planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Build processes in the division and collaborates with other LSC divisions, VPIs, and Deans to ensure schedules are developed to meet student needs, class loads are efficiently distributed, and registration to final grade delivery is seamless

  2. Ensures that the division offers programs that allow for student success; this includes developing benchmarks through data-informed decisions, developing accountability, and ensuring SACS, GIPWE, and Coordinating Board requirements are met. If necessary, oversees the discontinuation of programs that do not meet student needs or are unsustainable

  3. Coordinates and maintains long-range academic plan for the division with appropriate Lone Star College (LSC) leadership, including but not limited to rollout, budget, staff development and succession planning, plus community awareness

  4. Guides the division in keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in instructional methods, technology, and effective pedagogies for learning and ensures that these trends are built into the long-range plan for the division

  5. Regularly analyzes and provides evaluation of instructional area and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to ensure curriculum and instructional integrity

  6. Develops and implements faculty and staff professional growth plans that leverage employee talent to achieve LSC goals; Oversees the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and retention of qualified faculty and staff; Resolves personnel issues and student issues as needed and develops and maintains effective channels of communication

  7. Develops budget recommendations and manages budget allocations for effective, efficient and productive educational programs and support services PDXComp10012018

  8. Develops innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to leverage system resources; Expands relationships with external constituencies by working with P-12 and university partners, attending community functions, and serving on various committees

  9. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong leadership abilities (department chair/faculty senate)

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong abilities in curriculum and program development and effectiveness

  • Expertise in adult learning methodologies as well as evaluation of instructional quality and outcomes

  • Ability to promote and maintain diversity

  • Ability to function/lead a collaborative work team

  • Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and processes

  • Ability to maintain and promote a positive attitude in a demanding environment

Physical Abilities:

 

  • The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Salary:


$99,340

Work Schedule & Conditions:

  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment

  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position

  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

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Duration of Job Posting:

Position posted until filled

 

Qualifications

 Required:

  • Master’s degree and at least 7 years of related work experience, with at least 3 in a Manager- or Director-level position

Preferred:

  • Doctoral degree

  • Higher Education teaching experience

  • Community College experience 

  • Experience with curriculum and educational program development

Benefits Marketing Statement:

By joining our top notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a "Great College To Work For". We offer a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition reimbursement, participation in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan and more.

How to Apply:

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY!

Application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivery will not be accepted.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview. 

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States. 

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check

Primary Location

: US-Texas-Houston

Work Locations

20515 Highway 249 - LSC University Park 
20515 Highway 249 
 Houston 77070

Job

: Academic Affairs

Organization

: LSC University Park - 08

Schedule

: Full-time

Shift

: Day Job

Employee Status

: Regular

   Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae 

Job Posting

: Nov 17, 2018, 6:41:11 AM

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