College of DuPage — Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) will provide leadership in the ongoing development of an innovative and current curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics preparing students for transfer and career opportunities. At College of DuPage STEM includes the following disciplines: Anatomy & Physiology, Biology/Microbiology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Earth Sciences –Astronomy & Meteorology, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering, Physics and Math. In addition, this academic leader will foster collaboration across disciplines to promote faculty partnerships and deep learning through development of 3+1 and 2+2 partnerships, distance learning, learning communities, service and cooperative learning and other appropriate pedagogical strategies. The Dean will provide administrative and instructional leadership to the faculty and staff in the division and serves in an advisory capacity in all matters relating to the curriculum and the instructional process. The Dean reports to the Assistant Provost of Instruction and is a member of the Academic Affairs leadership team.

  • Develop and implement long-range plans and programs for assigned division. Seeks opportunities for program growth and evaluates outcomes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules and regulations and ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local accreditation, certification and/or licensing requirements.
  • Facilitate development, delivery and assessment of curriculum to all College locations to meet current and emerging needs including coordinating teaching assignments and periodic revisions of course syllabi.
  • Conduct regular divisional meetings to apprise the faculty of institutional plans, activities, and expectations.
  • In collaboration with division leaders, actively recruit and interview full-time and adjunct faculty. Orient, evaluate, coordinate tenure, and encourage professional development of assigned faculty and staff.
  • Encourage and support implementation of teaching activities that promotes learning-centered education.
  • Cooperate with area colleges and universities to promote transfer of credits through articulation agreements.
  • Serve on faculty and administrative committees and participate in appropriate speaking engagements, conferences, recruitment, student, or fund-raising activities.
  • Coordinate and manage divisional budget and capital acquisitions as well as any federal and state grants.
  • Manage divisional facilities and equipment, including maintenance and control of inventory.
  • Develop reports that summarize the progress, problems, and prospects of the division.
  • Oversee development and regular integration of program advisory committees.
  • Assume special responsibilities on assignment from the Assistant Provost or Provost.
  • Manages and resolves student compliant process for division and ensures a learning environment in which all students are treated equitably and with respect.
  • Represent the college in manner, appearance, and behavior that promote a positive image of the college within the community.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required to maintain the quality of the programs offered within the division and to fulfill the goals and mission of the College.


A minimum of five years’ experience in higher education with at least one year leading an academic organization OR a leadership role aligned with the requirements of the position, and at least one year of teaching and/or training experience at the community college level or higher.

Demonstrated success in administration, professional activities, and applied experience in field with traditional, adult and non-traditional learners. Dynamic leadership, experience in faculty development, and excellent communication skills. Flexibility with the ability to be a collaborative team player. Demonstrated commitment to student success, outcomes based education and sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population. Teaching experience in a community college preferred.

Master’s degree in a discipline within the STEM Division.


Experience in academic administration at the level of department chair or above, with previous experience as a dean preferred. Higher education administrative experience of five years or more is preferred.

Doctorate in a related discipline.

Standard office and instructional equipment.

General office environment.

This position requires a background check and drug screen.

Anticipated Spring 2019 start.