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Assistant Dean - Accounting, Business and Economics

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a 12 month faculty position. Position’s campus location depends on departmental organizational layout. Employee will have course reassign time as specified by their instructional dean.

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017078F
Position Title Assistant Dean - Accounting, Business and Economics
Salary Range per faculty salary schedule
DBM Rating n/a
Job Type Full Time
Job Category Faculty
Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2017
Campus Multiple
Application Deadline
Extended Open Deadline
FLSA Status Exempt
Security Sensitive? Yes
Work Hours

Position Summary Information


Serves as the district Assistant Academic Dean for Accounting, Business and Economics for all Blinn Campuses (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, and Sealy) and provides assistance and leadership to the Academic Dean in developing and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to service area needs. Additionally, promotes activities, strategies, and processes that prepare students for success while meeting the requirements of all internal and external accreditation entities. Helps lead instructional areas within the MBET division in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Essential Duties

1. Ensure that faculty members follow College’s policies and procedures
2. Evaluate full-time and part-time faculty in conjunction with Instructional Dean
3. Participate in meetings and committee assignments to meet College goals
5. Monitor Division’s annual budgets
6. Collaborate with dean, CRT (Curriculum Resource Team), and other stakeholders to develop new or to improve current programs
7. Mediate student conflicts and prepare student reinstatement forms
8. Assist with the interview process, along with the Dean and search committee
9. Maintain Division documentation, files, reports, contracts, etc., including the collection and tracking of syllabi, official certification day rosters, and evaluations
10. Mentor and support new faculty, and work with HR regarding proper documentation and orientation
11. Assist in preparation of semester schedules
12. Oversee faculty absence and substitution reports
13. Support faculty professional development requirements
14. Visit instructors’ classes including off-site locations, as needed
15. Assist the Dean in regular Division meetings
16. Assist Dean and Department Heads in maintaining classroom equipment within the Division
17. Assist Dean in collection of information needed for Division’s strategic plan and program review
18. Assist Division Leadership to assure that all aspects of the Division’s programs comply with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) policies, SACSCOC accreditation guidelines, as well as other accrediting agency guidelines
19. Assist Dean and work with Department Heads in grade change process, class add/drops, cancellation of classes, and student follow-up/tracking, as required
20. Facilitate a reliable assessment procedure for the division and ensure decisions are implemented, complied, and disseminated
21. Monitor dual-credit classes as applicable
22. Assist with recruitment of faculty and students
23. Assist with designing and implementation of programs to increase student success in relevant course sequences
24. Assist with monitoring recruitment, admission, retention and success of students in relevant Division programs
25. Accept other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master’s degree with academic credentials in at least one of the assigned supervising areas from a regionally accredited college or university.

Three years of full-time teaching experience at Blinn College. Note: Exceptional circumstances of a full-time current faculty member with part-time teaching experiences totaling 3-5 years or more will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Management, leadership, or supervisory experience in a community college, higher education institution, and/or related environment.

Experience in strategic planning, program and/or curriculum design and development, budget planning, or faculty selection and development. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Proven leadership, supervisory and managerial abilities in previous positions and an understanding and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college.

Experience in developing and enhancing faculty skills through effective evaluation.

Ability to make timely decisions appropriate to the situation and circumstances. Meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects.

Strong commitment to innovative teaching, active learning, and the use of technology to support the delivery of instruction in all modalities.

Capacity to assess community/student needs and develop responsive programs.

Ability to listen, understand, and respond positively to requests and concerns from employees, students, regulatory agencies, and members of the academic community.

Capability to create a team–oriented climate and build/maintain relationships with compassion and sensitivity – while demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude.

Ability to interact effectively as a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively with others to present information to faculty, academic/campus leaders, and public groups. Foster a collegial work environment and work effectively with a diverse community.

Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Windows software, integrated software systems and related instructional technology.

Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosures.

Ability to travel on a regular basis to all Blinn campuses (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, and Sealy)

Preferred Experience and Training

Diverse teaching experiences in higher education.

Knowledge of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) policies governing colleges and of federal and state laws affecting community colleges, including experience with institutional accreditation processes and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

Physical Requirements
Required Degree, License or Certifications

As required by THECB and SACSCOC specifications for faculty.

Special Notes To Applicants

This is a 12 month faculty position.

Position’s campus location depends on departmental organizational layout.

Employee will have course reassign time as specified by their instructional dean.


The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently employed at Blinn College as a faculty member?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please explain your experience in recruiting and selecting part time faculty.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Explain your experience verifying faculty credentials.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your experience with mentoring and evaluating part time faculty?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Explain your experience in curriculum development and planning (service on curriculum teams).

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Provide information on your experience in designing class schedules.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Provide information on your experience in selecting textbooks.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * What is your experience with building and monitoring budgets?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Explain your experience with developing / implementing strategic goals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Provide information on your experience in resolving student's problems. Also provide an example of how you resolved a student's problem in the past.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * What is your experience in developing activities and programs that promote the division and increase student retention and success?

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Do you have experience teaching dual credit classes or making presentations regarding dual credit? If so, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * Do you have experience teaching distance learning courses and/or developing distance learning courses? If so, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Please provide additional information as to why you wish to be considered for an Assistant Dean position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Are you an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Are you a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
    • Blinn employment site
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
    • Indeed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC
    • TACC
    • Other (specify in next question below)
  19. * If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  20. * To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, would you need an H-1B visa or any visa sponsorship? If yes, please give details.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
  4. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2