Associate Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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Associate Dean, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


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Job Posting Date:

March 18, 2024


Application Deadline:


Salary Information:

$92,075 - $115,094



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Job Description:


Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin is hiring for the position of Associate Dean, Academic Affairs assigned to the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This position advances strategic plans throughout the college and is charged with developing and implementing initiatives aligned with the College mission and future vision, including equity and inclusion activities and goals.


As member of the academic leadership team, and in partnership with the Dean, the Associate Dean is responsible for leading, implementing, and assessing the School's strategic priorities. The position manages and supervises faculty and/or staff.


This position reports to the Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


As the Associate Dean you will:


• Support, design, and oversee a student-centered approach to School initiatives and practices to ensure efficient and effective practices, meeting the needs of students, faculty, and the community. Manage the School in collaboration with regional campus managers, faculty, and staff, so School operations are responsive and student-centered.

• Hire, supervise, and evaluate School faculty and staff so that College employees are trained, supported, and performing with excellence, respect, and integrity to advance a growth mindset.

• Collaborate with the Dean and faculty to implement continuous improvement efforts and plans related to School culture, initiatives, goals, and strategies to ensure that programs, disciplines, and services are responsive to stakeholders' needs and reflect excellence and quality.

• Manage the program budgets of the School to achieve financial objectives and meet School needs.

• Establish and maintain ongoing communication with stakeholders served by the School to identify and address stakeholders' needs.

• Support faculty in the development of curriculum that reflects the needs of our community, business & industry, and higher education partners and ensures students are provided flexible learning opportunities meeting their changing needs. This includes the facilitation, development, and execution of curriculum policies, portfolio management, and course delivery strategies.

• Use data and analysis to inform enrollment management strategies.

• Maintains a commitment to the college mission, vision, and values. Complies with college policies, directives, and work rules. Engages positively with colleagues, engages in conflict directly and professionally, contributes to team discussions, collaborates, and helps colleagues, assumes the best from colleagues, provides, and accepts constructive feedback, follows through on commitments, and support final decisions that are made.


If you are looking for a fulfilling career that embodies your passion for working toward the success of our students, apply now!


Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Hiring a diverse workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


• Skill in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.

• Skill in relating to and working productively with populations of diverse socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures, genders, abilities, and others.

• Knowledge of the principles, practices, and technologies of the programs and/or disciplines within the School.

• Ability to successfully implement the principles and techniques of continuous improvement.

• Ability to align institutional work with state-wide educational systems and accrediting agencies.

• Commitment to equity and inclusion that furthers student access and success.

• Knowledge of the principles of competency-based curriculum development and instructional design.

• Understanding of shared governance principles, including interest-based approaches to problem-solving.

• Skill at managing and resolving conflict.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter, response to 2 supplemental questions, and resume. Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.


This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of April 7, 2024, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position remains open until filled.


Interviews are expected to take place:


Round One Interviews (Virtual Format): April 22nd, April 23rd and April 24th


Round Two Interviews (Virtual Format): May 2nd and May 3rd


Finalists will be invited to Madison to meet with multiple stakeholders and to tour our Truax campus May 14th and 15th


- Reimbursement of travel expenses are available for out-of-state candidates.


Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.


Madison College provides a generous benefits package of vacation, holidays, health/vision/dental/life insurance options, and you will be able to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).


This position is located in the vibrant city of Madison, Wisconsin's 2nd largest city and state capital. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities, including the Dane County Farmers' Market located around the Capitol Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world-class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small-town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that's not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, see this link:


Minimum Qualifications:


Education Level: Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or from an international institution with official degree-granting recognition by the Ministry of Education or equivalent body authorized to oversee academic tertiary institutions in the country).


Work Experience:


Three to Five years progressive leadership experience in an academic organization OR in a leadership role aligned with the requirements of the Associate Dean position.




Must have experience in the engineering (electrical, mechanical design, civil engineering, and electronic) and/or information technology (computer science) field.

• Experience managing a program or department, budgeting, and/or supervising employees.

• Teaching or training experience.




As a requirement of this application, please submit a MS Word or PDF document answering the following two supplementary essay questions below.


Question 1: In 500 words or less, please describe your experience assessing the operational needs of an organization. Please provide specific examples speaking to your process for identifying and prioritizing the needs, and your role in implementing any improvements.


Question 2: In 500 words or less, please answer the following question: Describe an initiative you led or co-led that focused on the success and retention of marginalized populations.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: cover letter, response to 2 supplemental questions, and resume. Failure to include these documents with your application submission will render your application ineligible.


Madison College does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.


If you are experiencing application issues, please contact us at the HR email or HR hotline (608) 246-6900.


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Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. Madison College offers degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates in Architecture & Engineering; Arts, Design & Humanities; Business; Construction, Manufacturing & Maintenance; Culinary, Hospitality & Fitness; Education & Social Services; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Law, Protective & Human Services; Science, Math & Natural Resources; and Transportation. Admissions criteria vary by program and are available by calling our Enrollment Office at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6210. The following person has been designated to coordinate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to handle inquiries regarding the college's nondiscrimination policies: Lisa Muchka, Compliance Coordinator, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246.5221


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