The Dean reports to the Provost and is responsible for the academic, administrative, personnel, and fiscal operations of their department/division. Through membership in the Council of Deans, the Dean participates in setting college and divisional goals. Broad responsibilities include strategic planning, academic leadership and curriculum development including course/program assessments, budget management, faculty evaluation and involvement in the Professional Development Plan for probationary faculty, personnel management, quality assurance, and community relations and partnerships. In addition, the Dean should be committed to academic excellence, diversity, and a spirit of collaboration.
The ideal candidate must hold a current registered nurse license and an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution; if the terminal degree is not in nursing, then the candidate must have an MSN in addition to the terminal degree; Teaching experience, preferably at least 3 years at the community college level, and scholarly achievement; The candidate is familiar with new curriculum developments in the health care field across the spectrum of disciplines represented at the College; The dean is experientially qualified, meets governing organization and state requirements, and is oriented and mentored to the role; Evidence of collaborative and collegial communication, organizational, and leadership skills; Demonstrated successful academic administrative experience including budget, curriculum, and human resource management; Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; Commitment to the community college philosophy; Commitment to collegial relationships within and external to the college; Demonstrated experience and commitment to emerging instructional delivery technologies and integration of new technologies into the learning process; Commitment to student-centered learning.
The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at www.dccc.edu or send electronically only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete and current resume and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Connie L. McCalla, Vice President, Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063, firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and received no later than November 1, 2013. References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.
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