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Dean, Math, Biological, Exercise & Physical Sciences
San Diego Community College District

  • Oct. 12, 2017
  • Dean, Math, Biological, Exercise & Physical Sciences
  • San Diego Community College District
    San Diego, CA
    United States
  • 10/30/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Executive
    Administration - Academic Unit
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San Diego Community College District

Dean, Math, Biological, Exercise & Physical Sciences

Closing Date: 10/30/2017

Position Number:

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Mathematics, Biological, Exercise, & Physical Sciences, at San Diego Miramar College. Academic subject areas within the school include: astronomy, biology, chemistry, exercise science & athletics, mathematics, geology, health education, medical laboratory technician training, nutrition, physical science, & physics.

Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Biological, Exercise, & Physical Sciences is responsible for providing leadership in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating instructional programs in close cooperation with the department chairs. Responsibilities also include enrollment management and the development of the class schedule in coordination with on-campus and off-campus facilities, supervision of faculty and teaching assignments, program review and curriculum development, staff development, grant coordination, and budget administration. The Dean is involved in the hiring and evaluation process for faculty and classified staff and is expected to establish and maintain connections with the community and professional organizations and to participate in college governance and decision making.

Miramar College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch community of San Diego, and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. While the current vacancy is at Miramar College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the academic year. The anticipated start date for the position is January 2, 2018.

Major Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and evaluate an assigned instructional or instructional support program in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional/guidance principles and practices.

Establish overall objectives and plans; initiate and participate in overall program planning; assess needs for new programs/services; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established approval guidelines and budgets.

Direct the evaluation of facilities and equipment and recommend improvements.

Communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, other two-year and four-year institutions, community organizations, students, staff, instructors and others.

Screen, interview, select, assign, supervise and evaluate regular and substitute faculty and staff; plan, coordinate and provide orientation and in-service education for professional development of assigned staff.

Prepare staff assignments and schedules; assign work location in accordance with established District policy.

Develop annual budget recommendations according to established procedures; monitor and control assigned program budgets; initiate special fund requests.

Serve as a member of District, site or other committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other site and District administration to assure proper coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication of successful operating practices with others in similar positions inside and outside the District.

Represent the District and participate at the local, State and national levels in organizations and activities that improve, promote and publicize District instructional/instructional support programs.

Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned; initiate studies and conduct analyses as necessary to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs or services.

Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary; assure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records and files.

Coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff conflicts, complaints and grievances.

Perform related duties as assigned.


In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Possession of a Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution; AND,
2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators assignment.

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated success with program planning, program review, outcomes assessment processes (Student Learning Outcomes), and curriculum development.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues related to the disciplines in the School of Mathematics, Biological, Exercise, & Physical Sciences.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.
Demonstrated successful experience in planning and budgeting, including grant projects.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in enrollment management, including schedule development and enrollment data analysis.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in utilizing technology in instructional environments to include distance education.
Demonstrated ability to initiate and participate in overall program planning, assess needs for new programs and services, and facilitate their development and implementation.
Successful experience working with students in higher education.
Demonstrated successful experience in evaluation of faculty and staff.
Demonstrated effective leadership, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated success in working with shared governance and collective bargaining processes.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, specifically adult learners, faculty, and staff.


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Pay Information:

Range 18 ($8,543.29 $13,698.57) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


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