Position TitleDean, Biological and Health Sciences Division
Internal Position TitleDean
The Dean of Biological and Health Sciences (BHS) provides the vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the Division and is an academic leader within the institution. This position is responsible for collaboratively overseeing and supporting academic programs, which includes a diverse blend of transfer disciplines, and career programs (full list available at http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs-and-classes/academic-divisions/biodv). Personnel within the Division includes full time faculty, part time faculty, an associate dean, division office staff, temporary employees, and student workers.
The Dean of the BHS Division has the opportunity to:
• work in partnership with programs and faculty within the Division, as well as across the entire institution.
• develop innovative initiatives in support of the College’s strategic goals and objectives.
• develop new programs and foster continuous improvement of existing programs.
• evaluate, analyze, and act upon student success data.
• allocate resources through both short and long term planning efforts.
• cultivate partnerships with external stakeholders and the community.
The Dean of the BHS Division is a member of the Educational Affairs leadership team and plays a key role in developing and monitoring the institution’s Strategic Plan, contributing to academic policy and procedure recommendations, and creating a culture of equity for students, staff, and faculty. As a member of the administrative employee group, this position has broad responsibility for professionally developing staff and faculty in the Division, inspiring high quality support for students, and modeling the values of the institution.
Pursuing local, regional, and national relationships is critical to be aware of opportunities to support the strategic direction of the Division. Examples of outcomes from these relationships may include applying to new grants; innovative program development; establishing research projects around student success; guiding pedagogical innovation in the classroom and online; and, putting in place best practices in student success, transfer, and workforce development. Future areas of focus for the college which impact the Division include closing achievement deficits, implementing culturally relevant teaching and learning strategies, enhancing the online learning environment, securing and fostering relationships with clinical partnerships, and working closely with faculty and local high schools on college readiness initiatives.
The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.
CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently include BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, a state pension plan, two retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.
1. Earned Master’s Degree
2. Minimum of three (3) years of academic administrative or full-time faculty experience in a community college, college or university.
3. Experience teaching in a higher educational setting.
4. Minimum of five (5) years’ higher education leadership experience.
5. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
1. Meeting the educational requirements to be a full-time faculty member in one of the disciplines/programs offered by Biological and Health Sciences division. Disciplines/programs can be found on our website at http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs-and-classes/academic-divisions/biodv
2. Academic administrative or full-time faculty experience in a community college.
3. Knowledge of methods and strategies for assessing student learning.
4. Demonstrated experience in development and cultivation of partnerships with internal staff and representatives of external organizations.
5. Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds and professional responsibilities.
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and presentation skills, and project management skills.
7. Ability to handle situations with empathy and diplomacy.
8. Solid analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan and prioritize work.
9. Demonstrated experience managing and analyzing budgets.
10. Demonstrated experience managing staff and the ability to inspire, lead, motivate, and develop staff.
11. Bilingual Spanish
Expected Start Date05/01/2020
Pay RateSalary, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment are highly competitive and will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience.
Total Hours per week40.00
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
The work schedule may vary based on the needs of the community and department.
Software Testing RequiredNone
Interview Process RequirementsPresentation
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V