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Dean for the School of Mathematics & Sciences

School of Mathematics & Sciences

Littleton, CO
ID: 604

Arapahoe Community College was established in 1965 as the first two-year college in the greater Denver area. ACC provides students with innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities. We are committed to preparing learners for life success by upholding the highest academic standards and supporting the growth and success of each individual.

Reporting to the Vice President for Instruction and Provost, the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences provides vision and strategic direction for the School and contributes to the overall instructional mission of the College. The Dean works collaboratively to develop and implement initiatives that align with the College’s learning outcomes, Guided Pathways model, and reinforce a commitment to student-centered learning. The School of Mathematics and Sciences includes the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biology, and the Automotive Technology Program.

The Dean plans and directs instructional programs including leading the development of new curriculum, coordinating program renewals, and determining future programming, staffing, and resource needs of the School of Mathematics & Sciences. The Dean will guide the direction of Career and Technical Education programs within the School and work with industry, educational, and community partners to identify, develop, and implement programs and services to meet the needs of a diverse community.

The Dean establishes goals for the School that align with the College’s strategic directions, and works collaboratively with Directors and Chairs to develop, monitor, and assess performance goals and objectives. The Dean will hire, develop, and evaluate faculty and staff within the School and provide oversight for instructional assessment initiatives.

The Dean will demonstrate a commitment to equity-minded instruction and promote a leadership culture encouraging dialogue and fostering positive morale within the Division of Instruction.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two years of postsecondary teaching experience.
  • Two years of administrative or supervisory leadership experience in a postsecondary setting.
  • Experience developing, managing, and evaluating employees.
  • Experience in budget preparation and management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends in higher education that affect budgets, policies, student services, tuition models, and instructional strategies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community college experience and/or commitment to the community college mission.
  • Experience maintaining compliance with governing boards and/or accreditation agencies. 
  • Experience with developing and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Grant management experience.

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports standard office supplies and equipment weighing up to 10 lbs.
  • This is largely a sedentary role. This position operates in an office environment and constantly uses a computer, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • May be required to work out of any ACC campus location. Occasional after-hours or weekend work may be required.
  • May require the ability to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or

Advertised Salary Range

Starting salary for this position is $90,000 - $97,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System.

To Apply

All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application scroll to the bottom of this page. 

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

Closing Date

Complete applications must be received by Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM MT


Benefits for administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in APT positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at the CCCS Employee Benefits site. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in BP 3-60. Non-classified, benefit-eligible employees are also eligible for tuition assistance.

APT staff are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457.

AP 3-45 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions). 

We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800,, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.