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Dean of Current and Emerging Technologies
Post Date: 01/09/2020
Close Date: 01/31/2020
Bismarck State College
PO Box 5587

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$70,000 and above

Bismarck, ND



OPENING DATE: 01/09/2020

CLOSING DATE: 01/31/2020

STARTING DATE: On or before July 1, 2020

COMPENSATION: Based on credentials and directly related experience. May be eligible for a salary increase after six months. Paid health insurance, life insurance, retirement, employee tuition waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount. Click here for full employee benefits.

Reporting Relationship:

Is directly accountable and responsible to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Supervises five benefited positions and part time temporary positions.


Responsible for ensuring that the quality of the faculty, programs and curricula offered by Bismarck State College meets the rigorous standards for which Bismarck State College is known. The Dean does so in the following ways:
1.Serves as an effective advocate for faculty; recruits, mentors, develops, evaluates, and retains the best available faculty members.
2.Supervises the development and implementation of new programs and curricula; and oversees the revision of existing curricula and courses utilizing innovative technologically advanced teaching methods.
3.Promotes academic innovation, continuous quality improvement, academic assessment, and other activities needed to support the strategic goals of the division and Bismarck State College through active involvement of faculty.
4.Supervises and mentors the department chairs and reporting staff of various instructional areas.
5.Provides leadership for CTE accreditation and business outreach.
6.Builds and maintains partnerships from business and industry for division programs.

DUTIES: 1.Faculty: a.Advocacy. The Dean is charged with effectively communicating faculty needs to others in the institution.
b.Recruitment and Hiring. In cooperation with Human Resources, department chairs and faculty, the Dean:i.Oversees the advertising of open positions and recruiting of qualified applicants;
ii.Chairs search committees and plays a role in selection of candidates to interview.
iii.Seeks input from department chair and relevant faculty before making the final selection of new faculty.
iv.Makes the final determination of successful candidates.
v.Works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, department chair, and Human Resources in setting salaries for new hires.
vi.Offers the position to the successful applicant and negotiates any special initial terms of employment.
vii.Ensures that the Vice President for Academic Affairs remains aware of developments in the hiring of new faculty and has input when normal practices cannot be followed.

c.Mentoring and Development. The Dean, in cooperation with Human Resources, department chairs, Faculty Senate, and others as appropriate:i.Ensures that faculty new to BSC, and those with an identified need to improve their professional performance, participate in focused and effective mentoring programs that address the three components of all faculty positions (teaching, scholarship and service).
ii.Ensures that effective faculty development activities that address current pedagogical issues are designed and delivered.
iii.Attends meetings of relevant BSC Faculty Senate committees.

d.Evaluation. The Dean, in conjunction with department chairs and their designees:i.Ensures that faculty are evaluated according to established policies and procedures.
ii.Reviews faculty evaluations and, together with Human Resources, helps department chairs develop, implement, and monitor performance improvement plans as needed.
iii.Works with Faculty Senate to develop and maintain effective, collegial, and supportive evaluation instruments designed to promote the highest standards of professional conduct, campus involvement, pedagogy, and student learning.

e.Retention. In conjunction with Human Resources and department chairs, the Dean:i.Develops and implements practices and procedures designed to enhance retention of skilled, involved and active members of the faculty.
ii.Recommends policy to the President and Executive Council that will enhance faculty retention.

2.Programs and Curricula: a.New Programs: works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs in the development of new academic programs at Bismarck State College. The Dean is responsible for overseeing the implementation of new programs once approved and funded.
b.Marketing: coordinates program specific marketing to promote program and project initiatives and collaborates with College Relations. Ensures that official college publications, such as recruiting brochures and the catalog, have accurate and up-to-date information at the time of printing.
c.Curricula: works with department chairs, advisory committees and faculty in the development and/or revision of curricula to keep programs and courses current.
d.Program Review and Special Accreditation: works with the Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning office to ensure program reviews are conducted as scheduled or otherwise as needed, including reviews leading to special program accreditation by external agencies.
e.Career and Technical Education: represents Bismarck State College at quarterly CTE Directors’ meetings hosted by the ND Department of Career and Technical Education and ensures that BSC is in compliance with NDCTE rules and regulations.

3.Innovation, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Academic Assessment and other Activities:

The Dean is responsible for working to promote innovation, continuous quality improvement, academic assessment and other strategic initiatives.
4.Department Chairs:
a.Reviews department chair appointments, with the advice and consent of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and in accordance with approved policy and procedures.
b.Provides guidance and support to department chairs and ensures they are mentored and have leadership development opportunities.
5.Assists the Vice President for Academic Affairs in preparation, management and administration of the annual budget for programs and project initiatives.
6.Provides guidance, support and direction for CTE accreditation and business outreach.
7.Works closely with all deans representing academic and student affairs.
8.Keeps the Vice President for Academic Affairs informed and updated on projects, issues, information, etc.
9.Coordinates and works closely with the appropriate BSC personnel for the implementation of grant funded projects including providing data for reporting purposes.
10.Assists and supports BSC faculty and staff in the development of grant opportunities by working with College Advancement.
11.Serves as a permanent member of the Operations Council and is responsible for promoting the concept of a flat operational structure and cross-functional teams.
12.Attends and represents BSC at local, regional and national conferences and events.
13.Promotes innovation, creativity and ideas to improve/enhance processes, functions, etc. in the department and as a whole for the college while focusing on innovation at a flat level and fostering a culture of no fear for innovative practices whether implemented or not.
14.Other duties as assigned.

Required: ?Master’s degree in a career or technical related discipline, education, educational leadership, or related field from a regionally accredited college/university or progress towards a master’s degree with a reasonable plan of study leading to completion.
?Documented teaching or training experience.
?Management and supervisory experience.
?Demonstrated ability to work successfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
?Demonstrated ability to make data-informed decisions related to enrollment and retention.
?Highly effective communication skills.
?Experience in building collaborations and partnerships with stakeholders.
?Ability to manage time effectively to meet operational strategic goals.
?Ability to articulate and actively support the community college philosophy as well as the major initiatives on campus (i.e., Innovation, Student Success, Retention, Academic Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, etc.).

Preferred: ?Earned doctorate in a career or technical related discipline, education, educational leadership, or related field from a regionally accredited college/university.
?Documented post-secondary teaching experience.
?Three or more years of experience supervising professional personnel.
?Experience in fiscal planning and budgeting.
?An entrepreneurial approach in identifying, developing and implementing new programs, and revitalizing existing programs.


Completed applications must be fully submitted by 5:00 pm on January 31, 2020.

To apply, click the Apply button at the top of the page. To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: online application and upload a cover letter, resume, and copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Paper applications will not be accepted. (NOTE: Incomplete files will NOT be considered.)


For more information or assistance contact: Human Resources (701) 224-5531. This position requires a criminal history record check.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Resources*Meadowlark Building*PO Box 5587*1700 Schafer St.*Bismarck, ND 58506-5587
701-224-5531*800-366-6888 (TTY Relay ND)

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

BSC determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system.

It is generally not BSC's policy to accept a candidate who lacks permanent authorization to work in the U.S.

Contact Information:
Human Resources at 701-224-5531 or email: bsc.humanresources@bismarckstate.edu.
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