Montgomery County Community College, with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a new Dean for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Dean will assume leadership of a newly redesigned division that includes all STEM related associate degrees, certificates and workforce development programs in areas such as astronomy, automotive technology, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, drafting and design, engineering science, engineering technology, environmental science, geology, mathematics, nuclear technology, and physics. The Dean will provide visionary leadership while supporting students and faculty in meeting the College’s student success and workforce development goals. The dean will be an important liaison for the College with business and industry partners, private funders, grant agencies, university leaders and K-12 educators for enhancing and creating essential partnerships to support student success and workplace readiness and placement and to secure alternative funding to support the launch of new initiatives. The Dean will play a leadership role in integrating credit and non-credit workforce programs of the College to offer students clear pathways to meet their goals. The Dean will also contribute to the development of the College’s strong online course and program environment and will also work to strengthen credit and non-credit program planning and assessment efforts. The Dean will oversee a faculty of 54 full-time and 175 part-time members and nearly 3,000 credit students enrolled in STEM-related programs.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a mature academic professional with teaching experience at the post-secondary level and holding a doctorate degree. The Dean will demonstrate leadership ability and strong communication skills, as well as experience with or aptitude for working with representatives from business, industry, education, and agencies in the identification of occupational and general education programming to meet the needs of the college and community. Experience and passion for working with K-12 educators to foster and design cooperative programs between the College and high schools is required. The new Dean will be able to assimilate data and organize presentations to individuals and groups. Experience in long-range planning and outcomes assessment and a willingness to work within the College’s strategic plan and quality improvement programs are necessary. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in and out of the classroom as well as a demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and manage staff are required. The successful candidate must possess strong personal qualities of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and creativity.
Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume only to RPA Inc. at email@example.com with STEM Dean in the subject line. For a confidential discussion, call Mark Farley, Senior Consultant, or Vicky Ayers, Senior Director for Executive Recruitment, at 800-992-9277. The review of candidates begins on April 13, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Montgomery County Community College is an EEO/AA/ADA Employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.