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The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is Tennessee's largest higher education system, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions with over 200 teaching locations. The TBR system includes 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.

Dean of Science & Mathematics Division

  • Columbia, Tennessee, United States
  • Faculty
  • Faculty Full-Time

The dean provides leadership for the division, ensures that the division operates smoothly, develops new academic programs and monitors existing academic programs, and supervises and evaluates all division employees.


Essential Functions:

  • Oversee overall curriculum development, evaluation, and continuous improvement including, but not limited to, Academic Audit, program review, and student learning outcomes assessment.
  • Provide leadership for the development and maintenance of an academic environment conducive to learning.
  • Ensure that the division operates smoothly and its work occurs in a timely manner.
  • Provide leadership for division planning/evaluation and oversee department planning/evaluation to assure alignment with the institutional strategic plan.
  • Determine staffing needs and work with the vice president for academic affairs to recruit and hire faculty and staff with an emphasis on maintaining diversity.
  • Recruit full-time, part-time and RODP faculty, validate credentials, and assign faculty.
  • Supervise and evaluate full-time, part-time and RODP faculty and other division employees.
  • Collaborate with extended services personnel to schedule all division course offerings at all campus locations.
  • Collaborate with student services personnel to facilitate student success activities, including recruitment, orientation, advising, retention, and student goals completion.
  • Participate in the articulation of courses and programs with other educational institutions.
  • Develop and manage the division and department budgets.
  • Recommend promotions, granting of tenure, and termination of faculty to the vice president for academic affairs.
  • Recommend staff hiring and termination to the vice president for academic affairs.
  • Facilitate the resolution of student grievances related to academic policies, procedures, and personnel in the division.
  • Ensure that Advisory Councils are organized and that they meet regularly.
  • Assure continued compliance of the areas supervised with criteria for accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and coordinate activities related to external accreditation of division programs.
  • Interpret and assure implementation and compliance in the areas supervised with Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee Commission on Higher Education, and Columbia State policies.
  • Serve as liaison for the division to other college entities and to the general public.
  • Must be able to deliver instruction and evaluate student learning in all instructional delivery formats offered by the specific department at the college and at any of its teaching locations. Formats include but are not limited to in-person, online, hybrid, live streaming, etc.
  • Provide academic advising to students with an emphasis on retention and success.

    Minimum Requirements: 


  • Doctorate or Master’s degree
  • Three years of administrative experience. 
  • Minimum of five years of collegiate teaching experience in a discipline within the division.

    This is a 12-month Faculty position.


    About Columbia State Community College:

    As Tennessee’s first community college (established in 1966), Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five of our campuses.  Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents.  Columbia State is known for excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

    Columbia State offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:

    • Vacation and Sick Leave
    • 13 paid holidays
    • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
    • Retirement plans
    • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
    • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents




    Columbia State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other category protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.

    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

    Director of Human Resources
    1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401


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