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Assistant/Associate Professor, Division Director of Math, IT and Engineering
Title:Assistant/Associate Professor, Division Director of Math, IT and Engineering
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: $52,775 - $80,000

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 801 South Capitol Street NE, Washington DC, 20002

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia Community College is seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual with collaboration skills and experiences to serve as the Division Director for Math, Information Technology, and Engineering (MITE). The Division Director for MITE is directly responsible for the administration of programs in an academic division in concert with the faculty and under the supervision of Dean of Academic Affairs. The Division Director for MITE provides academic leadership for mathematics, and associate degree programs in information technology, architecture, construction management and aviation maintenance, college-wide and externally. The Division Director is responsible for the vision, development, advancement, and review of programs in MITE and oversees learning and program outcomes assessment. Work involves but is not limited to working collaboratively with the Office of Academic Affairs, UDC and other administrators to advance the programs and develop innovative, quality academic programs and effective student success initiatives. This individual serves as an integral member of the College’s leadership team.

The successful candidate must be able to apply for the rank at the Associate Professor level. The Division Director for MITE supervises Aviation Maintenance Technology, Mathematics, Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, and Computer Science Technology. This is a 9-month, tenure- track position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees governance among the division’s programs
  • Populates course schedules in Banner system
  • Communicates the vision, mission, and perspective of the College to faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders, and the needs and strategic directions of the division to the chief academic officer, Chief Community College Officer (CCCO) and other campus constituents
  • Provides overall leadership for developing division plans, new program or course development, divisional operations, curriculum study, planning and improvements assures quality, relevancy and currency
  • Prepares and administers budget according to UDC policies and procedures, approves procurement requests and manages resources
  • Oversees efforts to recruit, select, and orient new faculty, including adjuncts
  • Coordinates faculty workloads, develops course schedules, and assigns instructors and classrooms
  • Evaluates all faculty and staff performance
  • Oversees faculty progress in program and general education assessment of learning activities
  • Leads the division in the development of the electronic assessment system related to degree program requirements
  • Works with faculty to employ technologies that support teaching and learning
  • Ensures that all faculty use Blackboard to support teaching and learning
  • Assumes a major role in student recruitment and retention
  • Promotes a positive and democratic work environment to include faculty participation in decision making, respect for academic freedom, and positive interpersonal relationships with and between faculty and staff within the division and the campus community
  • Works with faculty to support activities related to professional development and service
  • Promotes and models transparency of decision making
  • Assists in the resolution of student grievances
  • Promotes and facilitates faculty development within the division
  • Demonstrates support and commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action
  • Ensures all textbook orders are submitted before the conclusion of the preceding semester
  • Ensures the effective use of resources as well as identifies equipment and resources needed to support the classroom and lab operations
  • Monitors compliance with state, regional and specialized accreditation standards
  • Establishes partnerships with employers, including trade, business and professional associations and entities, external educational entities, as well as the community at large
  • Assists in securing funds and grants for special projects relating to division’s programs
  • Provides leadership, oversight, and direction to grant programs that promote the College’s entrepreneurial agenda
  • Works effectively and collaboratively with the Dean and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and other faculty and staff within the Community College and UDC as required by specific projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned including special assignments related to his/her areas of responsibility as well as the needs of the College and the University

Minimum Job Requirements

  • An earned Doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization (mathematics, information technology, architecture, construction management and aviation maintenance), or experience and achievements comparable to a Doctorate.
  • Must have a distinguished record of scholarship and, particularly, teaching that merits appointment as a tenured associate professor in an area represented within the division/College.
  • At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor; Community College experience preferred.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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