Job Posting TitleAssociate Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering
LocationLos Rios Community College District (Cosumnes River College)
Department LocationInstruction Office
Cosumnes River College (CRC) values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community. CRC is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. One of the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College District, Cosumnes River College seeks candidates who are knowledgeable about the impact of implicit bias in teaching and learning, and who implement culturally responsive teaching techniques and effective practices for engaging students.
Serving south Sacramento County and Elk Grove since 1970, CRC’s main campus and its Elk Grove center provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 14,000 ethnically and racially diverse students. One of the top 10 most diverse 2-year public colleges in the nation (noted in the Almanac of Higher Education, Fall 2015), CRC is a student-centered, open-access community college dedicated to preparing students for an ever-changing future.
CRC awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, Associate degrees for Transfer, Career Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Our 200+ programs include automotive technology, radio, television and film, allied heath, veterinary technology, and architecture and design technology, among others.
With a focus on improving completion outcomes for all students, programs like Umoja, the Puente project, and DIOP Scholars and Native American Higher Ed Resources, look to increase the number of Latinx, African-American, and Native American students who complete a degree, certificate and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Student support services and programs including CARE, EOPS, Enriched Scholars, and First Year Experience enhance the ability of all students to complete college. CRC is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
CRC strives to be an exemplary and innovative community college that empowers students and employees to strengthen the cultural, social, economic, and environmental well-being of their communities.
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning and in close cooperation with the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, the Vice President of Administrative Services and Student Support, the Associate Vice Presidents of Instruction, and the Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering, the Associate Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering provides general supervision of the affairs of the programs and departments within the Science, Math, and Engineering Career and Academic Community (CAC).
The Associate Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering facilitates and promotes effective student learning through the use of technology, alternative learning environments, integrated curriculum, and distance learning. The Associate Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering also works with the CRC Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering and staff from the other colleges and sites in the District to review, coordinate, and implement the District Strategic Plan in coordination with college planning and to promote effective student learning in a multi-college environment.
The academic disciplines which the Associate Dean of Science, Math and Engineering currently supervises include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Math/Statistics and Physics. However, the college may adjust the disciplines in the various divisions and CACs. These adjustments could result in changes to the above list.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing leadership in the Science, Math, and Engineering area for teaching excellence and innovative student learning; for the assurance of student success, and for the continued evaluation and improvement of area instructional programs.
● Providing leadership to the Student Success Team within the Science, Math, and Engineering CAC.
● Promoting, organizing, and overseeing assessment of student learning outcomes for systematic and continuous quality improvement.
● Promoting staff development and supporting a climate which fosters innovation and academic excellence.
● Supporting a climate which promotes cultural competence.
● Performing duties in the administration and supervision of the instructional areas.
● Promoting a collegial atmosphere within the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering CAC and throughout the college.
● Developing instructor assignments.
● Coordinating with the Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering to develop class schedules which meet the needs of students in Science, Math, and Engineering.
● Assuming leadership and responsibility for staff evaluation and development in the instructional areas.
● Assuming leadership and responsibility for curriculum development and evaluation in the instructional areas.
● Developing area budget recommendations and facilities utilization plans.
● Administering day, extended day, weekend, and summer offerings in the instructional area.
● Coordinating the activities of the faculty and staff in the instructional area.
● Serving as a member of the Cosumnes River College management team to assist in the coordination of all campus activities.
● Attending and serving on assigned college and district committees.
● Assisting in the articulation of area programs with other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies.
● Employing techniques such as interest-based conflict resolution and other appropriate strategies to resolve disputes and enhancing communication and cooperation among the members of the college and district communities.
● Overseeing the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA)/California Community College Program (CCCP)
● Supporting and participating in program-specific advisory boards and accreditation processes.
● Supporting college-wide implementation of student-success strategies such as Guided Pathways.
● Supporting the college accreditation process.
● Performing other duties as may be assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by January 18, 2020.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
● Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college.
● To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at https://jobs.losrios.edu/; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicating completed or conferred date)
4. Two letters of recommendation (if using Interfolio, please send attachments to HR@losrios.edu)
5. Letter of Interest
● Applications submitted without all required documents listed above will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary$128,062 annually LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about January 18, 2020.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $450. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here
Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.