Dean, Business and Industry
Union, Missouri - Full Time

East Central College has an opening for a Dean of the Business and Industry division.  The Dean is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of all academic programs, personnel, and other areas designated by the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Dean of Business & Industry fosters, supports, and enhances a student-centered academic environment which frames the Colleges mission and vision at the forefront of decision-making.  The Dean has broad accountability, within the participatory governance framework, for planning, directing, and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality instructional and academic programs. 

Minimum Qualifications: (A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.) 

  • Completion of a Master’s degree (Ed.D or Ph.D) in an academic discipline, higher education administration, or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of full-time teaching experience, preferably at a community college, AND/OR academic administration experience; including three (3) years of progressively responsible experience directly related to academic administrative tasks (e.g. Division Chair, Director, Associate Dean). 

Essential Tasks: (Employee must be able to perform the following essential functions to the satisfaction of the employee’s supervisor.)

  • Develop and deliver credit programs consistent with the mission and goals of the institution.
  • Provide innovative leadership for all academic programs (e.g. HVAC, Welding, Precision Machining, Industrial Engineering, etc.) including evaluation of existing programs, developing new programs, and curriculum development.
  • Provide innovative and insightful leadership to the academic community and strengthen partnerships with institutions, organizations, businesses, and individuals that enhance the College's reputation and academic ties to the ECC community.
  • Facilitate scheduling of advisory boards/committee meetings.
  • Provide leadership for the assessment and evaluation of career and technical programs, student learning, program outcomes and faculty performance.
  • Build partnerships with K-12 institutions to foster a positive and collaborative relationship.
  • Facilitate the development and offering of new courses, educational programs, and instructional resources in response to interests and needs of the communities served.
  • Evaluate faculty, designated staff and overall educational effectiveness of instructional programs at all locations.
  • Prepare course schedules and coordinates the assignment of facilities at all locations.
  • Form articulation agreements and cooperative educational programs.
  • Recruit, recommend for hire, and supervise all full and part-time faculty.
  • Represent ECC as assigned, with emphasis on business, industry, and economic development.
  • Interpret and administer College policy with respect to faculty load and scheduling. Provide leadership in the development, revision and interpretation of curriculum, CTE programs, catalog and course information.
  • Provide leadership in generating staff development opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Provide assistance in orientation, and evaluation of adjunct faculty in appropriate disciplines.
  • Evaluate the performance of faculty and staff personnel in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Prepare and monitor administrative budgets and expenditures in consultation with division chairs.
  • Assist in the coordination of fall, spring, summer scheduling and staff assignments for all areas of responsibility.
  • Provide instructional leadership for assigned academic departments and work with department chairs in curriculum maintenance and development in areas of responsibility.
  • Act as a liaison with District, State, and federal governing bodies regarding College programs and practices.
  • Develop program goals and objectives and monitor outcomes.
  • Perform assigned responsibilities, other related duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision.

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Benefits:  ECC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no premium cost to the employee for employee only coverage. Missouri Public School Retirement System benefits, generous paid leave, ECC tuition waiver for self and immediate family and tuition reimbursement benefits for employee.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position is a level 207. Salary schedule can be viewed here.   

East Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

East Central College's Main Campus is located in Union, MO which is about 60 minutes west of St. Louis. East Central College has satellite locations in Rolla, MO which is about 60 minutes west of the Main Campus. For more information about East Central College visit,

East Central College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries related to employment practices may be directed to Human Resources Director at 636-584-6710.  East Central College is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.