Serves as the district Assistant Academic Dean for the Physical Sciences, including Chemistry, Geology, and Physics, for all Blinn Campuses (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, Sealy, and Distance Education) and provides assistance and leadership to the Academic Dean in developing and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to service area needs. Additionally, promotes activities, strategies, and processes that prepare students for success while meeting the requirements of all internal and external accreditation entities. Helps lead the instructional areas within their division in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Essential Duties :
1. Ensure that faculty members follow College's policies and procedures. 2. Assist with the interview process, along with the Dean and search committee. 3. Assist and support new faculty hires in obtaining all required credentialing documents prior to start date; work with HR regarding ensuring receipt of proper employment and hiring documentation. 4. Evaluate full-time and part-time faculty in conjunction with the Academic Dean and Department Heads. 5. Actively participate in meetings, committee assignments, and initiatives to meet College goals 6. Monitor Division's annual budgets. 7. Collaborate with dean, curriculum resource team (CRT), and other stakeholders to develop new or to improve current programs; when necessary work with Dean, Department Head, CRT and administrative staff to develop plans for degree program phase-out 8. Mediate student conflicts and prepare appropriate forms 9. Maintain appropriate documentation for the instructional division 10. Assist in preparation of semester schedules 11. Oversee faculty absence and substitution reports 12. Support faculty professional development requirements 13. Provide guidance and progressive discipline when needed and develop performance improvement plans when necessary. 14. Visit instructors' classes including off-site locations, as needed. 15. Assist the Dean in regular Division meetings 16. Assist the Dean and Department Heads in maintaining classroom equipment within the Division 17. Assist the Dean in collection of information needed for division's annual plans and program review. 18. Assist the Dean and work with Department Heads in grade change process, class add/drops, cancellation of classes, and student follow-up/tracking, as required 19. Administer with the Dean, Department Head, and Academic Affairs support staff online and Quality Matters approval and re-approval process 20. Facilitate a reliable assessment procedure for the division and ensure decisions are implemented, complied, and disseminated 21. Work with Dean, Academic Affairs, and IRE staff in maintaining appropriate division record keeping for SACSCOC reporting 22. Monitor dual-credit classes as applicable 23. Assist with recruitment of faculty and students 24. Accept other duties as assigned
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree with academic credentials in at least one of the assigned supervising areas (Chemistry, Geology, or Physics) from a regionally accredited college or university. Three years of full-time teaching experience in higher education. Note: Exceptional circumstances of a full-time current faculty member with part-time teaching experiences totaling 3-5 years or more will be reviewed on an individual basis. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. Meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects. Strong commitment to innovative teaching, active learning, and the use of technology to support the delivery of instruction in all modalities. Capacity to assess community/student needs and develop responsive programs. Ability to listen, understand, and respond positively to requests and concerns from employees, students, regulatory agencies, and members of the academic community. Capability to create a team–oriented climate and build/maintain relationships with compassion and sensitivity – while demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude. Ability to interact effectively as a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively with others to present information to faculty, academic/campus leaders, and public groups. Foster a collegial work environment and work effectively with a diverse community. Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Windows software, integrated software systems and related instructional technology. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosures. Ability to travel on a regular basis to all Blinn campuses (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, and Sealy)
Diverse teaching experiences in higher education. Experience in strategic planning, program and/or curriculum design and development, budget planning, or faculty selection and development. Proven leadership, supervisory and managerial abilities in previous positions and an understanding and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college. Knowledge of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) policies governing colleges and of federal and state laws affecting community colleges, including experience with institutional accreditation processes and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Experience in developing and enhancing faculty skills through effective evaluation.
Established in 1883, Blinn College offers a variety of college academic transfer, workforce training, and continuing education classes for more than 18,000 students who attend one of our four campuses or our comprehensive distance education programs. The premier two-year college in Texas, Blinn College has the state's highest percentage of students who transfer to leading four-year institutions.