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Dean of Health Sciences
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
Date Posted 12/13/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Dean of Health Sciences
Position Status : Full Time
Department : School of Health Sciences
General Summary
Manage disciplines within each school under supervision of the Dean of Health Sciences.
Specific Position Duties
Dean Duties:
1. Oversees the School of Health Sciences programs and services;
2. Serves as the primary liaison between faculty and administration;
3. Oversees staffing, advising, evaluating, budgeting, scheduling, and daily operations of the school.
4. Assists with coordinating dual credit courses at off-campus and extension sites.
5. Contributes to the development of college goals, policies, and direction as related to instruction by serving on the Instructional Leadership Team;
6. Effectively handles routine procedures necessary for the successful, day-to-day operation of the department as delegated by the department chair;
7. Submits required reports and schedules in a timely manner to the Associate Vice President for Instruction-Efficacy;
8. Maintains effective relationships with professional counterparts throughout the college and the community;
9. Oversees School of Health Sciences Academic Success Coaches with advisement on degree plans and degree applications in order to comply with completion requirements;
10. Assists with recruiting, marketing, and outreach for school programs;
11. Actively participates in college functions and events, and engages in community service. DRI Position Specific Duties
12. Direct the schedule build for the discipline;
13. Ensure compliance with instructional practices including SACSCOC and other agencies within the Health Sciences field (i.e. ACEN);
14. Manage, budget, and order supplies;
15. Schedule department meetings and maintain minutes to submit to the Associate Vice President for Instruction-Efficacy;
16. Lead and assist Department Chairs with class observations for returning faculty;
17. Support LED and faculty in Core Program Outcome documentation and assist in assessment;
18. Hire adjuncts and oversee adjunct support plan;
19. Oversee curricular development;
20. Attend meetings as scheduled;
21. Perform annual faculty evaluations;
22. Address student complaints;
23. Attend completion ceremonies, such college graduation;
24. Initial signature for forms (leave, incompletes, student schedule changes, etc.);
25. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Credentialed and qualified to serve as full-time faculty in the program areas they lead;
  • The Dean shall hold an unencumbered current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas;
  • The Dean shall have been actively employed in nursing or a health science program(s) for the past five (5) years, with a minimum of one (1) year teaching experience in a pre-licensure nursing education or health science program;
  • The Dean must have five (5) years of varied nursing experience or health sciences experience since graduation;
  • Oral and written communication skills needed to deal effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in one of the disciplines supervised or related fields.
Reporting Relationship
  • Varied according schedule. Clinical oversight may occur during evening and weekend hours, and at extension sites.
Posting Number : P00157P
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