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Dean of Mathematical Sciences
El Camino College in Torrance, California
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Date Posted 01/03/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Req: A1920-028

Location: ECC Campus

Division: Mathematical Sciences

Position Type: Academic Administrator

Posting Close Date: 02/11/2020

The Dean of Mathematical Science will head a division that includes 39 full-time and 62 part-time faculty members. The division is comprised of the mathematics, computer science and engineering programs. The Mathematics Dean interacts closely with the Natural Sciences Division to collaborate on STEM projects and will help develop the STEM meta-major for El Camino students as part of the Guided Pathways team. The dean is directly involved in the oversight of the campus MESA Center, the Math Study Center and an NSF collaborative computer science grant, partnering with California State University, Dominguez Hills. The division is looking for a positive, student-centered leader focused on issues of student equity and who sees the teaching of math as a dynamic pursuit.

El Camino College enrolls about 25,000 students per semester and is recognized as one of the top community college transfer schools in the State. The College employs 330 full-time faculty and about 500 part-time faculty members. The campus is located in Torrance on 126 acres.


  • Work effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the mission and goals of the College and Division.

  • Provide leadership for program development and work directly with a diverse faculty and staff to plan for curriculum additions, revisions, and deletions; set priorities for resource needs, provide program analyses, multi-year instructional plans and participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the District and the division.

  • Support a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperate with staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success.

  • Engage and collaborate in projects and partnerships with community agencies and other educational institutions.

  • Direct special instructional-related services or programs as directed by the Vice President.

  • Prepare and/or review documents for program and course development and design schedules of classes to meet the needs of a diverse student population in concert with faculty.

  • Confer with faculty and staff regarding ideas for program improvement to identify resources for development through grants, special projects, and other appropriate agencies.

  • Maintain current knowledge of new developments, innovations, and technology; recommend changes to maintain relevance of division programs and to meet the educational needs of students and community.

  • Exercise leadership in the development of the division budget, manage financial resources consistent with College policy and sound financial management principles.

  • Work cooperatively with faculty, staff, administrators, and supervisors campus-wide to coordinate programs and services across the curriculum and at all off-site locations to meet student needs.

  • Encourage excellence in all division activities; assist in the training and orientation of new faculty and staff; determine needs for faculty and staff development.

  • Evaluate faculty and classified staff; organize committees for hiring processes and assure compliance with District personnel policies, procedures and practices.

  • Respond to and seek resolution of complaints arising from division activities.

  • Represent the division effectively in the Academic Affairs area and the College at-large.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree or higher in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics.

  • Three years of full-time or equivalent part-time post-secondary teaching experience.

  • One year of leadership experience in post-secondary education.

  • Sensitive to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.


Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

  • Earned doctorate.

  • Ability to collaborate with and coordinate large numbers of individuals while exercising initiative, diplomacy, tact, creativity, and balance.

  • Ability to work independently and effectively while handling multiple tasks.

  • Community College experience within the last five years.

  • Experience with the development and integration of technology into instructional programs and resources.

  • Experience evaluating and implementing Open Educational Resources

  • Experience in grant proposal writing and grant management.

  • Forward thinking change agent to focus on positive, student centered, dynamic math instruction.

Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

  • Higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges.

  • Adult learning theory and learning styles.

  • Multiple methods of instruction.

  • Evaluation methods.

  • Curriculum development.

  • Course articulation.

  • Budget preparation and control.

  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.

  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

  • Oral and written communication skills.

  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.


  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty to align certificate/degree programs with industry and workforce needs.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to perform duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail.

  • Ability to plan and organize work.

  • Skilled in administrative organization and management practices.

  • Skilled at assessing and evaluating programs and personnel.


Please limit each response to 300 words.

  1. How do you support student success, particularly for students from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities?

  2. How does your approach to working with students reflect culturally responsive practices?


Full-time, twelve-month academic position subject to a probationary period. Excellent fringe benefits including eight 32-hour work weeks during the summer. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory employment verification, fingerprint check, and tuberculosis examination. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.

SALARY RANGE: $136,729


Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date: 

  1. Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic

  2.  Cover letter describing how applicant meets the required and desired qualifications. 

  3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

  4. Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

    1. Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf

  5. Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must complete the form provided below at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date:


Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Closing Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law. 

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