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Job Title Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP), #A01057 Job Description Summary Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP)
Montgomery College, located just north of Washington, D.C. in Maryland, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and the English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP), #A01057, academic area. On three campuses, at off-site locations and online, over 21,000 credit students are enrolled at Montgomery College in more than 130 programs of study. The College attributes its success to the strength of its academic programs, access for students in both the U.S. and internationally to career-relevant programs, and the dedication of its faculty members to effective learning and student success. Montgomery College is under the vibrant leadership of President Dr. DeRionne Pollard. The College was recently named a best community college by the New York Times and a Chronicle of Higher Education report in 2014 named Montgomery College the tenth most diverse public two-year institution in the nation.
As a senior academic officer for the Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes academic areas, the instructional dean works collaboratively with his/her faculty and staff, the Vice President and Provost, and fellow deans in the Communications, Health Sciences, Health and Physical Education and Humanities (CHSHPEH) unit. Further, s/he is expected to demonstrate collaboration and leadership across Montgomery College, and with business and community stakeholders to foster and expand transfer and career-relevant academic programs, enhance educational pathways and opportunities, deepen and expand business and community partnerships, and develop innovative educational approaches to increase student enrollment and success. The Dean is also responsible for creating a shared vision in the Communication, Linguistics, and ELAP areas, and providing effective strategic leadership that advances the College's Strategic Plan and the Academic Master Plan, including six core academic goals: increasing graduation rates, increasing transfer rates, decreasing the time to degree, decreasing the cost of degree, aligning curricula with four-year institutions, and aligning curricula with the needs of business, industry and the community.
The Dean of Communication Studies, Linguistics, and English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) should possess the skills necessary to continually enhance and expand the reach of these programs within the College, with four-year institutions and with current and prospective donors. Further, the Dean also garners support for the College's business and professional programs from donors, alumni, and internal and external stakeholders, including non-profit and for-profit sectors, government and other educational and business-related organizations. The Dean builds coalitions and promotes outreach that engages the College, its partners, and other stakeholders, and anticipates and responds to county, state, national and international trends. The Dean leads energetic efforts to secure partners in delivering educational programs, providing quality academic curricula, and cultivating development and fundraising opportunities with the public and private sectors in support of the College's students, programs, and events.
The Dean oversees the day-to-day administration of the Communication Studies, Linguistics and ELAP area, managing its capital, human, fiscal, and other critical resources. The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, transformative, inclusive, and deliberative leader with the ability to act as a catalyst for developing the business and related alliances to foster student academic achievement and community leaders' investment to support the goals of a large, diverse community college in a major metropolitan area.
The College seeks an effective leader with a distinguished record of work in the content areas of communication studies, linguistics, and/or English language learners, along with significant administrative experience that evidences a strong commitment to excellence. Candidates must also be skilled in using data analytics to provide evidence-based decision-making and to manage fiscal resources to maximize the benefit to students, faculty, and the community. Job Description
Each candidate will have earned a minimum of a master's degree in one of the disciplines represented in the area. Further, s/he will have at least five years of experience as a department chair, associate dean, associate provost, or equivalent academic administrator at the department or college level. The candidate must also demonstrate that s/he has prior academic administrative experience including curriculum development, faculty recruitment and development, business collaboration, community engagement, and budget management. In order to lead the faculty, staff and students in the Communication, Linguistics and ELAP area, the candidate is required to provide evidence of effective college teaching experience in one of the disciplines taught in the area such as communications, ELAP, or television/radio. The candidate will also possess demonstrated experience in creating academic programs leading to national recognition as well as experience in working with business and industry particularly in the area of communication, social media and/or television/radio. The candidate will also have experience leading experiential learning initiatives including internships, service learning, and community outreach. The candidate should have knowledge of policies, procedures, operations, functions and services in a department or division related to Communication Studies, Linguistics, ELAP or in a related for-profit, non-profit or relevant educational setting.
The ideal candidate has an earned doctorate or terminal degree in one of the areas taught in Communication Studies, Linguistics, or ELAP. S/he demonstrates success in fostering collaborations and strategic partnerships with business organizations and other academic organizations. In addition, the chosen candidate demonstrates success in fostering academic alliances that involve students and offer global learning opportunities in higher education. The preferred candidate demonstrates knowledge and experience analyzing and using data for effective decision making regarding planning, curriculum, and facilities management. S/he also demonstrates experience working with students with similar demographic profiles as those enrolled at Montgomery College, and with strong student success outcomes.
Applications consist of a substantive and illustrative cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes listed above, a resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to the College's Human Resources office.
The position will remain open until filled, but only online applications received by April 5 can be assured of full consideration.