Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a full-time Dean of Life and Physical Sciences
The Dean of Life & Physical Sciences reports to the Executive Dean of General Education and Transfer Studies. The Dean oversees the operations of instructional programs, is responsible for the fiscal management of the department budget, promotes equitable student access and outcomes, and supports the college's values of diversity and equity.
Closing Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our mission to provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.
The Community We Serve
Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 29,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens.
We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.
The successful candidate will have:
Master's Degree from an accredited institution in the disciplines related to Life and Physical Sciences -AND- Two years of college level teaching experience -AND- Two years of administrative experience in supervising personnel, budgeting, planning and development
Sound understanding of the community college learning environment and a commitment to the comprehensive community college mission
Demonstrated experience working to address equity gaps in educational outcomes
Demonstrated value for culturally diverse faculty, students and staff, and, an ability to foster a work environment conducive to cultural and linguistic diversity and mutual development
Demonstrated value of hiring faculty in order to diversify and reflect Chemeketa's diverse student body
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interpret and effectively communicate college policy and direction to faculty, staff and the public
Experience in successfully planning, developing, directing, and evaluating higher education programs and demonstrated ability to effectively delegate responsibility
Commitment to student success; ability to connect with students; sensitivity to the needs of current and emerging community college student populations
Commitment to professional development and continuous learning for self and others
Ability to articulate a consistent administrative philosophy, use resources to maximize learning and career development opportunities for students and staff, analyze issues and problems, formulate and articulate department goals, facilitate problem resolution and evaluate outcomes
Academic coursework Life and Physical Sciences and/or a doctoral degree in a related field;
Experience in a community college setting;
Experience as an instructor in one or more of the academic disciplines in the department;
Experience in providing leadership for a department and support of effective teaching/learning processes;
Experience facilitating groups with diverse interests;
Experience establishing a positive, team-building process
To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at http://jobs.chemeketa.edu.
Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations: Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Dallas center, Center for Business & Industry, and Viticulture at Chemeketa Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the beautiful Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn county. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of the population. For more information visit http://www.chemeketa.edu/aboutchemeketa/