Assistant Dean, Science

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is seeking to hire a visionary leader whose values place teaching, learning, and students at the core of all decision-making, and who will situate the School of Science and Technology as a foundational element of how AACC will continue to transform as a student-ready, equity-committed, comprehensive community college. We seek an Assistant Dean who will lead the departments of Science and Technology in ensuring the highest level of academic excellence while responding to the 21st century student and academic environment directly, with grace, and an innovative, data-informed mindset. AACC is seeking an individual with a strong belief that a community college serves a high purpose and the greater good, and a commitment to continuous improvement. This leader will be strong on management, but also emotional intelligence, to include thoughtful approaches to leadership of faculty, staff, and administration. The position requires team-orientation, creativity problem-solving, and high principles.


As a member of the School of Science and Technology leadership, this position advances the departments it represents and their strategic agenda. Responsibilities include focus on equity, academic excellence, and continuous improvement in the areas of enrollment, retention, and completion, learning outcomes assessment, faculty development, pathways to workforce and transfer institutions, compliance, budget, and evaluation of faculty.


The Assistant Dean will work with the Dean to bring AACC’s vision and strategic plan to reality.


The Assistant Dean is primarily responsible for the oversight, leadership, and operations of the Computer Technologies, Architecture, and Engineering departments in the School of Science and Technology. The Assistant Dean researches, develops, and maintains strategic partnerships, leads innovative efforts in the development and delivery of high quality curriculum, manages and supervises faculty and staff, ensures that appropriate and equity-based enrollment, retention, and completion benchmarks are set and met, and oversees department budgets. The Assistant Dean establishes a culture of continuous improvement through course/program learning outcomes assessment, curriculum development and revision, and through outreach to ensure that academic pathways to and from each program in the School of Science and Technology are seamless and transparent for students.


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AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.