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Dean of Health Sciences
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Provost/Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Health Sciences provides leadership and coordination to the Health Sciences Division. Plans and coordinates all aspects of the health sciences programs which align to the college mission. Oversees curriculum and program development. Enhances educational effectiveness of all assigned instructional areas.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Works with the Program Directors to provide leadership in curriculum improvement by constant review, regular evaluation, revision, and attention to the relevance of all courses and programs.
Provides leadership to the program directors, faculty, and staff.
Organizes divisional and departmental meetings. Attends leadership, dean, and other meetings as assigned.
Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and program reviews, including development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Supervises in the preparation of schedules, teaching assignments, class, and room assignments; monitor enrollments and faculty loads.
Monitor enrollment in classes and make adjustments as appropriate according to registration trends and fiscal demands.
Promote, organize, coordinate, and develop programs in conjunction with program directors.
Oversee preparation of appropriate documentation required to obtain and maintain programmatic accreditation.
Develop and foster positive working relationships with clinical sites; develop Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements and contracts for clinical sites.
Coordinate and participate in the evaluation of instructional staff, including faculty, program directors, and support staff.
Participate in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of qualified full-time and adjunct faculty and clinical instructors; evaluate credentials/records for all faculty.
Prepare and submit reports required for performance measures, federal and state reporting, articulation agreements, and accreditation compliance.
Participate in the development of informational materials for publication (brochures, pamphlets, etc.); provide data pertaining to the unit for the College catalog.
Participate in the development of external grants pertaining to the units.
Provide leadership relating to student issues, including students' complaints, faculty advising, and registration.
Establish and maintain external relationships with business and industry, community, secondary and post-secondary institutions, and other appropriate agencies.
Be responsible for budget recommendations and administration of the budgets in his/ her area of responsibility.
Participate in college-wide committees.
Manage the Health Sciences departments involving accreditation of professional organizations and agencies; Participate in Southern Association accreditation (SACSCOC) activities; implement the Instructional Effectiveness plan related to areas supervised. Ensure that programs comply with licensing bodies and regulations.
- Perform other duties assigned by the Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
NOTICE: Required Documents
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s). In addition, if a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.
Master's degree in a health profession field from an accredited institution of higher education
Minimum three years of full-time distinguished teaching experience in a health degree program, preferably at a community college. z
Minimum five years of progressively increasing administrative experience (such as Chair, Director, Associate Dean) in nursing/ health programs, preferably in a community college.
Minimum of five years of health science compliance experience, particularly with the Texas Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Registered Nurse in Texas or eligible for reciprocity in Texas or certification/licensure in a health profession
- An earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in a health-related field, education, or leadership
- Minimum five years of full-time distinguished teaching and research experience in a health degree program, preferably with tenure status and in the nursing field.
- Minimum five years of progressively increasing administrative experience (such as Chair, Director, Associate Dean) in nursing/health programs, preferably in a community college.
- Minimum of five years of health science compliance experience, particularly with the Texas Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of community college philosophy
Team building skills
Knowledge of curriculum design and evaluation
Ability to serve a diverse population
Ability to communicate effectively with and provide leadership to faculty, staff, and students
Ability to contribute to instructional vitality and growth
Effective instructional skills
Effective administrative skills
Knowledge of student outcomes assessment and instructional effectiveness
Nursing and Allied Health Programs
Health Sciences Program Directors
Divisional/Departmental Support Staff
The Dean of Health Sciences reports directly to the Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Work inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Required to work safely and follow safety rules.
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed.
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service. http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-state_Certification/Foreign_Credential_Evaluation_Services/ http://www.naces.org/members.htm
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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