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Assistant Dean

Suffolk County Community College

Job Description


Assistant Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning



Ammerman Campus in Selden




Full Time





Announcement is hereby made for a full-time (12-month) Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning position, beginning immediately on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.




Suffolk County Community College is looking for an Assistant Dean for the Center for Teaching and Learning. The ideal candidate will provide leadership for designing and implementing professional development programs that advances the college mission and research-based best practices related to community college instruction. Institutional priorities include implementation of training related to instruction (including student learning, student engagement, assessment), academic technologies, instructional delivery modalities, and the principle of equity in access, instruction, and learning outcomes.


The Assistant Dean is responsible for supporting and fostering a faculty learning community that will provide leadership and support for course design, course delivery, and emerging learning technologies in all teaching modalities through faculty professional development and instructional design.

Services and programs provided include, but are not limited to, the following: the advancement of teaching excellence regardless of modality, course development and transformation based on enhancing student engagement and learning outcomes, the effective use of technology and quality course design.




  • Promote a campus culture that values and recognizes the importance of teaching excellence and student learning and advances new initiatives to promote student learning and success.
  • Facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Provides leadership in the deployment of the Brightspace learning management system as a platform for delivering instruction in all modalities.
  • Evaluate emerging learning technologies as they apply to instruction, recommend and promote best practices for teaching and learning.
  • Assist faculty with implementing and assessing instructional methods and technologies to advance quality of instruction.
  • Co-chairs the Distance Education Committee and provides faculty-level consultation relating to distance education and academic technologies;
  • Develop and maintain a resource library in best practices in teaching, learning, leadership, and curricular assessment.
  • Work with the AVP for Academic Affairs to implement a quality, design, and delivery assessment process for courses.
  • Develop and coordinate a review process for courses regardless of modality.
  • Provide pedagogical expertise in consultation with faculty to advance teaching in each instructional modality.
  • Provide direction in the design, implementation, and assessment of professional development programs designed to assist faculty at all career stages.
  • Collaborates with college stakeholders to create and implement procedures to help students determine the appropriateness of any available online options;
  • Collaborates with Human Resources and, Academic Affairs to create a New Faculty Orientation program and other instructional professional development programs.
  • Collaborates with ITS and other stakeholders to ensure adherence to information security, instructional technology, and e-learning policies.
  • Represents the college’s distance education interests and participates within relevant SUNY initiatives as needed.
  • Collaborates with enrollment management to develop processes and procedures to aid distance learners;
  • Support new initiatives and strategic goals in the strategic plan.
  • Develop, deliver, and coordinate professional development opportunities that support effective teaching practices.
  • Supervises and evaluates personnel assigned to the Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Oversees faculty certifications.





  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum Design, Instructional Technology, Online Education, Higher Education Leadership, or a related field,
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience in an academic field.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience related to eLearning, including three years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in an LMS administration.
  • Communicates effectively through oral and written mediums



  • Experience conducting online quality course design reviews.
  • Experience with faculty development and training.
  • Experience preparing a variety of reports related to operational activities, including statistical analysis.
  • Experience evaluating the quality of production materials and services.
  • Experience working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  • Experience with utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering, and reporting activities.


Competencies and Skills

  • Software systems utilized in daily operations.
  • eLearning principles and practices.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory and practice.
  • Current and emerging educational technology
  • Best practices in assessment.




This is a Guild (Unit 4) position, and, as such, the salary and benefits for this position are determined according to the salary and benefits plan for the Guild of Administrative Officers.





Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.


The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.


Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
Also see:


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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