Job Posting TitleDean (III) of Mathematics
LocationLos Rios Community College District (American River College)
Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.
The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs, in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business & Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing and Apprenticeship.
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The college seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.
Our Commitment to Social Justice & Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The college seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in ongoing development of their professional skills. The college thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. In addition, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of Mathematics performs duties in the administration and supervision of the instructional area, including instructor assignments, staff development, class schedules, facilities utilization, staff evaluation, curriculum development and evaluation, budget recommendations, and administration of day, extended day, weekend, and summer offerings, and the Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) program.
The Dean of Mathematics provides general supervision of the affairs of the area, coordinates the activities of the faculty and staff of the area, and works with district and college staff in all areas of responsibility.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing leadership in the Mathematics and MESA Program that promotes continuous development of these programs, and supporting the ARC strategic plan.
● Promoting student success and improving student learning outcomes.
● Providing facilitation and guidance in the establishment of student outcomes and the assessment of these outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning in this area.
● Developing and maintaining the division budget.
● Assuming responsibility for faculty and staff evaluation and development.
● Facilitating articulation of division programs with other institutions, and developing partnerships with external agencies.
● Providing leadership and coordination in the use of instructional facilities in the division.
● Assuming a leadership and coordinative role in curriculum development and evaluation.
● Performing duties in the administration and supervision of the division.
● Providing leadership for the implementation of local, state, and federal mandates that impact the Mathematics area.
● Providing leadership and assisting faculty in the development and administration of grants.
● Facilitating communication between the Mathematics division and the college at large.
● Preparing and assisting in reports as necessary.
● Serving on or chairing college governance committees.
● Serving on the Deans’ Council and collaborating with college administration.
● Fostering a completion culture which encourages degrees, certificates, job preparation, and transfer, and supporting Guided Pathways.
● Resolving student complaints and complaints in the Mathematics area.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by May 16, 2019.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
*Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at https://jobs.losrios.edu/; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators.
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Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary$131,327 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about May 16, 2019.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.
All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
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Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.