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Associate Dean – Health and Natural Sciences

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Job Description

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis.

Southwest has 5 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Division of Health Sciences includes the departments of Nursing, EMS, Allied Health, and Natural Sciences. Our goal is to develop competent graduates who are immediately ready to join the workforce and or continue their education. We work to enrich the lives of our students and community through rigorous relevant academic programming.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

This is a full-time, fiscal year faculty appointment with management and supervisory responsibilities as the Associate Dean of Health and Natural Sciences. The Associate Dean provides leadership, management, planning, and advocacy for faculty, assists in program review and preparedness for accreditation and meeting local and national accreditation standards. This position reports to the Dean of Health and Natural Sciences.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teaches a course in program area.

  • Provide leadership to the division of Health and Natural Sciences

  • Develops and maintains relationships with external stakeholders to foster external partnerships for clinical education.

  • Works with external stakeholders to build programs lead to sustainable careers

  • Works to improve access to health and science programs within the college

  • Participates as an active member of division advisory committees

  • Assists division program compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies for program reviews and academic audits.

  • Assists division in maintaining compliance with SACSCOC standards and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies related to academic affairs.

  • Analyzes assessment and outcome data to drive decision making

  • Collaborates with other departments as needed for optimal program delivery.

  • Models and supports the innovative use of technology.

  • Resolves student, faculty, and staff problems to the extent possible.

  • Promotes professional development of all division members

  • Conducts evaluations of faculty and staff within department as assigned.

  • Assist in managing program schedules and faculty load assignments

  • Attends program/department, division and college meetings and functions (i.e. convocations, graduations).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA’s)

  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.

  • Ability to analyze data in evaluation of curriculum outcomes

  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.

  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and build effective teams

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Teaching and facilitation skills

  • Sense of inquiry that promotes currency and adaptation

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of program accreditation standards and processes

  • Master’s degree in a discipline or related area within the division

  • Three years teaching experience in higher education in one of the academic disciplines within the division

  • Demonstrated leadership (i.e. department chair, coordinator, college committee chair).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous leadership / management in higher education

  • Terminal degree in discipline

  • Leadership in accreditation acquisition/maintenance

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with college pay (academic rank, degree earned and experience are considered)

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

A summary of our benefits can be found below:

http://www.southwest.tn.edu/hr/benefits/overview.htm

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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