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Associate Dean – Health and Natural Sciences
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
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).
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:
- Cover letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
A summary of our benefits can be found below:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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