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Associate Dean of Education

Southern California Institute of Technology

Associate Dean of Education

Anaheim, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Our mission is to build a renowned engineering school premised on quality instruction through a project-based, hands-on learning approach. We are seeking a driven, dedicated, principled and experienced educator with the right leadership qualities who wants to work with our team to reach this goal. The individual in this position will, over time and in close working relationship with the schools president and board, be responsible for the oversight and leadership of each educational department in the school.


    • Working closely with department chairs, ensure the school's faculty are qualified and appropriately staffed to deliver the school's curricula.
    • Develop appropriate performance assessment tools, procedures and reports for department chairs and faculty.
    • Routinely assess department chair and faculty performance, providing guidance, mentorship and improvement planning as appropriate.
    • Develop and implement faculty development programs.
    • Develop and foster a vision for the growth and improvement of the colleges' curricula, learning resources and academics: a vision supported by feedback from stakeholders, including the school's board and executives, students, faculty and the business community.
    • Employ effective leadership skills to outline clear goals with well-defined objectives and feasible timelines that are necessary to achieve such goals.
    • Working with department chairs and faculty, maintain, modify and improve the overall program design, including the curriculum, lesson plans, syllabi, books, labs, projects and learning resources utilized in the respective programs.
    • Lead efforts to pursue and maintain approvals from institutional and programmatic accrediting agencies as it relates to the programs. Assist the administration with regulatory needs as it relates to education.
    • Instruct courses regularly and as needed.
    • Perform other duties as requested by the school president and board.


    • An earned doctoral degree, preferably in electrical or electronic engineering (or closely related fields).
    • An established record of teaching experience at a college level for 10 or more years.
    • Experience in a leadership role at a higher education institution.

    Nature of Work

    This position requires a candidate to be a quality, top-tiered instructor first. Interested and qualified candidates will join as faculty initially (PT or FT as class availability allows) and, when determined appropriate by the school president, begin taking more substantial responsibilities with increased working hours. Courses are primarily offered in the evening hours and any candidate must be willing to work later in the evenings (up until 10:30pm on some nights). Working hours and schedules can be discussed and agreed so long as the objectives of the position can be met.