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Dean of Business and Technologies#

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online. Applicants are encouraged to upload required documents before the closing date; however, documents may be mailed to: Southwest Tenn Comm College Attn: Human Resources 737 Union Ave Memphis, TN 38103 Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Dean of Business and Technologies - STCC
Position Title Dean of Business and Technologies#
Department STCC-Business (FA)
Position Summary

The Dean of Business and Technologies is a full-time, fiscal year position reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The Dean provides leadership, management, planning, and advocacy for faculty and programs within this division.

The area consists of: Industrial and Engineering Technology, Business and Management, Information Technology, CISCO Regional Academy and Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees the division’s academic programs and services in the credit area, ensuring both their integrity and currency; in concert with the faculty, develops and implements a plan for on-going program accountability and development which employs the concepts of institutional effectiveness.

Addresses the needs of faculty and chairs’ professional development and renewal.

Develops guided career pathways and chairs’ professional development and renewal.

Serves as the Division’s accreditation liaison for both regional and specialized accreditation, program reviews, and academic audits.

Provides leadership for the development and implementation of an effective program for managing the Division’s enrollment and retention.

Ensures the Division’s compliance with all SACSCOC Standards and Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) policies governing the area of academic affairs.

Collaborates with Workforce Development area of the College in meeting the education and training needs of service region business, industry, and government for a world class workforce.

Models and supports the innovative use of technology.

Networks with community agencies by serving on various committee/boards.

Serves on Division and College wide committee; collaborates with area colleges to articulate programs.

Develops and monitors Division’s budgets including grants.

Reviews class schedules each semester.

Supervises all evaluations conducted by the Division.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in one of the disciplines supervised or related fields, with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the discipline.

Minimum of (3) three years administrative experience (e.g. Dean, Associate or Assistant Dean, Division Director or Chair or Coordinator), preferably in a community college setting, and (5) five years distinction in full-time teaching in one of the academic disciplines in a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

Knowledge of cutting edge technology.

Ability to develop and communicate unit goals in support of the business’ mission; ensures that people in the unit understand how their work relates to the business’ mission; expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about their accomplishments; finds creative ways to make people’s work rewarding; helps employees to develop a clear understanding of what they will need to do differently, as a result of changes in the organization; works with employees to set and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable; gains others’ support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.

Ability to provide a vision for the College’s academic divisions.

Ability to effectively lead.

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

Ability to plan, organize, and manage.

Ability to interpret and implement policies, procedures and guidelines.

Ability to be a team player

Pay Rate
Posting Date 11/08/2016
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full-time employees at Southwest work 37.5 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, annual and sick leave, tuition assistance and retirement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official college transcripts.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online. Applicants are encouraged to upload required documents before the closing date; however, documents may be mailed to:

Southwest Tenn Comm College
Attn: Human Resources
737 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Category Administrative / Professional
Location Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005195

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Southwest TN Community College website
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Commercial Appeal
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  3. * Do you have at least (5) five years of administrative experience as a Dean, Associate or Assistant Dean, Division Director, or Chair/Coordinator?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least (5) five years of full-time teaching experience in a higher education institution?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Unofficial Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Additional Document (s)
  3. License/Certification
  4. Portfolio