Dean of STEM

Normandale Community College   Bloomington, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 16, 2023
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Dean of STEM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Classification: Administrator 6

Status: Full Time, At Will, and Hybrid

We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Normandale Community College will host a virtual open house for applicants on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 2:30pm Central Time (US and Canada) to learn more about Normandale Community College.

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This position exists to provide administrative management and leadership for the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), which currently includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Vacuum Technology, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and Engineering. The position is in the Academic Affairs Division of the college, serves on the Deans’ Council and Administrative Council, and reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

The STEM Dean participates in short- and long-range planning, identifies and addresses problems, and works to establish and maintain productive, collegial, and professional working relationships with the college community and college partners in the service area. The incumbent will have a thorough understanding of budgeting, supervision, faculty support, evaluation, and post-secondary education, as well as a broad understanding of the academic disciplines represented in the division. We value candidates who support a student-ready philosophy, promote opportunities of teaching and learning in the STEM field, and are dedicated to the community college mission.

Additionally, the Dean of STEM coordinates and leads the division’s efforts in support of the college’s strategic framework, which includes ambitious goals to:

  • achieve racial equity in educational outcomes by 2025;
  • achieve associate degree or baccalaureate transfer completion rate of 50% or better for degree-seeking students by 2030; and
  • support and sustain a pervasive institutional culture that is culturally competent and service oriented.



The following qualifications are required to move forward your candidacy; as such, ensure your application contains descriptions of your work experience sufficient to demonstrate competency in each of the following:

Education: Master’s degree or higher in a discipline within or related to the STEM division from an accredited institution

Type and Length of Experience: Five years of undergraduate higher education teaching experience in a STEM related discipline. Evidence of academic leadership roles and responsibilities within or in addition to teaching experience that demonstrates progressive job growth experience. Successful track record of advancing equity and inclusion initiatives.


Education: Doctorate degree in a STEM related discipline or in education or leadership from an accredited institution

Type and Length of Experience: Additional years (over and above the initial 5 years) of experience in academic leadership positions with a successful track record in previous positions. 

The successful candidate will have the following additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exemplary leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of technology as it applies to a higher education institution
  • Extensive knowledge related to the culturally responsive pedagogy of teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of student learning assessment and accreditation requirements
  • Ability to work in a team setting and independently
  • Ability to manage and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proactively address and resolve conflict using resolution-oriented techniques
  • Ability to engage in strategic planning and implement plans in an actionable way
  • Demonstrate initiative, good judgement, and discretion in performing duties of the position


Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, serving almost 15,000 students from diverse backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn. 


As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation plans. Additional benefits include tuition waivers for yourself and eligible dependents once certain criteria are met, and may professional development opportunities.

For information on benefits, visit SEGIP’s website SEGIP.

This position is also part of the Personnel Plan for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administrators. The plan ( outlines many additional benefits provided.

For more information on retirement benefits, please view the retirement brochure through MMB.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The college is committed to honoring human differences. We expect and foster inclusion of different values and ideas. We are committed to the principle that all individuals are to be treated with equality and dignity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance, please contact Human Resources at 952.358.8269 or Please indicate what assistance is needed.

Applications are being accepted online from January 16, 2023 through February 13, 2023.


  • Please submit your online application and supporting information to:
  • Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications align with the requirements of this position; and
  • Upload (attach) current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Note: Official academic transcripts may be requested from those invited for an interview.

The College regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

An offer for this position may be contingent upon the completion of a background check.