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Dean of Instruction

Position Summary:

The Dean of Instruction reports directly to the Vice President, Academic Affairs & Student Learning (VPAASL). The Dean coordinates the assessment of student learning in order to enhance student academic achievement while improving the teaching and curriculum delivery methods in all program areas. The Dean assists in the identification, design, implementation, and evaluation of all credit offerings. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the VPAASL in the overall coordination of the instructional area, and with supervising both part-time and full-time faculty. The Dean will lead the process for preparing the term scheduling of courses, and assists with the preparation and implementation of the departmental budget.


Specific Responsibilities

1.)  Faculty Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Assist with the supervision of Faculty
  2. Conduct classroom observations of Faculty at all locations
  3. Supervise Faculty methods of instruction
  4. Assist Faculty with maintaining viable Program Advisory Committees
  5. Oversee Faculty mandatory practices per Collectively Bargained Agreement

2.)  Academic Program Responsibilities

  1. Assist with developing, Implementing, assessing, and evaluating academic programs
  2. Provide leadership for the developmental education program
  3. Lead and coordinate the development of semester schedules
  4. Assist with the investigation and development of new program proposals
  5. Recommend staffing for courses each term to the VPAASL

3.)  Student Learning Responsibilities

  1. Advise and counsel students
  2. Consult with the Career Services Department to facilitate experiential learning options, career counseling for students across the curriculum, and job placement upon graduation

4.)  Evaluate, and make recommendations to the VPAASL related to staffing patterns, personnel, and filling positions.

5.)  Assist with compiling information related to the annual Academic Affairs operating budget

6.)  Other duties as assigned (ie. Serve on Committees)


Position Requirements:

1.)  A Master’s Degree or higher in a discipline related to programming at Belmont College or in an area related to the administrative responsibilities for the position

2.)  Documented experience with:

  1. General working knowledge of standard systems and processes of the higher education environment
  2. Well-founded knowledge of curriculum assessment, development, and current innovations at the community college level
  3. Traditional credit programming, curriculum development, and knowledge of laboratory facility requirements for technical courses
  4. Knowledge of current instructional theory and practice at the two-year college level
  5. Knowledge and proficiency in the implementation of distance learning methods

3.)  Documented experience with:

  1. An understanding of the philosophy and mission of community college education
  2. Interpersonal and communication skills
  3. Ability to work without daily supervision

4.)  A minimum of 3 year’s experience as an Assistant Dean, Dean, or in a higher education leadership



To apply, complete application at  A cover letter, resume, and three professional references must be included or emailed separately to