The idealcandidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community and have adesire and ability to work with a diverse population. The Dean of Teaching and Learning providesleadership, vision, and assessment of innovation to promote pedagogicalexcellence. The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educationalcommunity that shares and promotes the philosophy that the college must bestudent-ready (rather than expecting students to be college-ready). The ideal candidate will further have adesire and ability to work with a diverse population of faculty with the goalof providing an excellent education for each student.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Provide leadership to the new Center for Teaching and Learning, including supervision and evaluation of Center staff;
Working with Academic Affairs leadership and building off the recommendations from the Spring 2024 Teaching and Learning Faculty Learning Community, launch MassBay's new Center for Teaching and Learning in Fall 2024;
In collaboration with the Academic Deans, the Professional Development Committee and others at the College, assess faculty development needs and implement faculty development programming, services, and resources;
Ensure culturally responsive and inclusive practices that center the needs of underserved communities;
Work collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Provost's Office, and the Academic Deans to ensure compliance with program review, student learning outcomes assessment, and other reporting requirements;
Develop and oversee the implementation of Faculty Learning Communities and other professional development opportunities for faculty;
Ensure quality instruction and the enhancement of student learning experiences for all methods of instruction via high-level oversight of faculty onboarding and continued professional development;
Develop and sustain collaborative relationships across administrative offices and governance committees to promote educational effectiveness;
Serve on appropriate faculty governance and other committees to provide support for pedagogical practices, including syllabi and curriculum development;
Develop and monitor the Center's budget in line with the College's strategic plan and initiatives;
Collaborate with other College administrators for the achievement of enrollment and student success goals, and for the support processes for incoming and returning students;
Participate in the development and implementation of grants to support academic initiatives;
Other duties as assigned.
Support MassBay's commitment to the Equity Agenda; collaborating with faculty, staff, and students on the College's strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
Support MassBay's commitment to being anti-racist; embracing a community free of bias and inequality;
Contribute to discussion and review of applicable College policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Engage with the Office of Diversity on issues related to underserved student success;
Further the examination of pertinent practices that are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives; and
Engage in conversations with colleagues andstudents regarding best practices within the discipline or programmatic relatedto equity and inclusion.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
At least two years of full-time college-level teaching experience;
At least three years of leadership experience in higher education; administrative service as a department chair, program director, or other administrative position;
Experience managing or supporting educational programs/initiatives that engage faculty and students;
A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the values, goals, and accountabilities of the Board of Higher Education's vision for public higher education in Massachusetts;
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college, to broad-based institutional planning, to shared governance, and to student development and success;
Experience with equitable pedagogical practices such as anti-racism, disability justice, universal design for learning, and/or other related areas of inquiry and expertise;
Experience with designing and implementing programs and initiatives for faculty, staff, and students;
Experience in conducting assessments/evaluations of programs, initiatives, or center work;
Experience managing or supporting complex and/or long-term change initiatives;
A demonstrated ability to build a culture of cohesion, dialogue, civility, and academic excellence;
Excellent writing and oral communication skills;
Ability to use information technology effectively;
Knowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning techniques, including technological applications and distance learning;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body;
Strong project management skills, including creative problem-solving and decision-making.
Possesses a deep understanding of issues surrounding equity and inclusion in higher education, and attuned to the varieties of intersectionality.
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
Doctoral degree or completion of coursework toward a doctoral degree preferred;
Experience working in a community college setting.
Application Deadline: February 26, 2024, or thereafter until filled.
To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding. 0
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community. Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college, offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts. MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.