Assistant Dean of Transportation Technologies

Position Type
Full-time Continuing
Academic Affairs


This position will be responsible for daily operation, organization, administration, general effectiveness, and supervision of transportation technology programs, including but not limited to future program planning, development, and accreditation processes.

Full-time Employee Benefits include: medical and dental insurances, retirement plans, paid time off, educational benefits for employees and dependents at Penn College and Penn State University, and more. For additional information, click here.



  • Master's Degree in subject appropriate to the division's disciplines. Required
  • Doctorate degree in subject appropriate to the division's disciplines, engineering, education, or related field. Preferred
  • Valid Driver's License Required


  • Experience with curriculum development. Required
  • Knowledge of and participation in external accreditation processes. Required
  • Experience with course level, program level, and institution-wide assessment practices. Required
  • Three (3) years teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Preferred
  • Faculty evaluation experience. Preferred
  • Three (3) years related experience working within a transportation technology discipline. Preferred
  • Involvement with diverse instructional models, such as distance learning, hybrid offerings, and/or weekend instructional offerings. Preferred
  • Substantive experience in grant writing and management. Preferred


  • Developed supervisory and leadership skills. Required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Required
  • Ability to develop and implement teaching strategies that meet the educational needs of a diverse student body. Required
  • Sensitivity to expectations of students, faculty, staff, and advisory committee members. Required
  • Commitment to and knowledge of vocational and technical education Required



  • Serve as cost center administrator for division.
  • Provide leadership to division faculty on instructional and assessment matters.
  • Coordinate with faculty and the Dean on the annual assessment and review of curricular offerings within the assistant dean's purview.
  • Collaborate with faculty and interfacing departments on materials for program reviews, the program accreditation processes as well as all future re-accreditation processes.
  • Serve as the cost center administrator for the division.
  • Develop and administer the division operating and capital equipment budgets, with input from faculty, tool room attendants, administrative support staff, and other members of the School leadership team.
  • Assist with recruitment and retention efforts that support division disciplines, including but not limited to pre-college programs, high school and CTC visits, School tours, open house, and coordinating other on-campus events.
  • Oversee all aspects of new student matriculation within the division, including orientation programming and monitoring incoming student schedules.
  • Explore, develop and direct the articulation process with appropriate institutions.
  • Supervise and/or evaluate appropriate faculty and staff in accordance with the faculty evaluation plan.
  • Assume responsibility for division personnel issues and decisions after consultation with the Dean and/or People & Culture.
  • Lead the search process to recruit and retain new full-time and part-time faculty, as well as appropriate staff positions.
  • Provide leadership to the faculty in the development, implementation, and ongoing revisions of a formal and systematic learning assessment plan and reporting system.
  • In coordination with department heads and/or lead faculty, oversee development of program master schedules and faculty schedules that comply with the PCEA Agreement.
  • Become familiar with the College Education Association agreement and assure school compliance with all parameters.
  • Oversee development, administration, and monitoring of curricula in accordance with accreditation standards and the mission of the College.
  • Mentor and be a resource for faculty and staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Coordinate and lead program advisory committee, faculty, and staff meetings.
  • Investigate, recommend, and lead new accreditation efforts for existing and/or new unaccredited programs.
  • Prepare and administer proposals for additional funding and/or equipment sources.
  • Resolve student issues/problems and recommend appropriate resolutions.
  • Review/process academic paperwork related to, but not limited to, curriculum changes, grade changes, pre/co-requisite waivers, external course transfers, drop/adds, course substitutions, transfer credit, and other student transactions.
  • Assure accurate and timely preparation and documentation of catalog revisions.
  • Coordinate, through department heads, academic probation and advising processes and recommend solutions.
  • Recommend to the Dean and the VPAA/Provost the development, implementation, continuance, revision, or phase-out of academic programs.
  • Supervise division facilities, equipment, and inventory; recommend changes/upgrades; monitor utilization and development as required.
  • Establish and facilitate business/industry/other education contacts associated with the instructional process.
  • Coordinate with Institutional Advancement on grants and/or donations, including development of specifications, aiding with donor recognition, facilitating the purchasing process, and appropriate project closeout.
  • In coordination with the faculty, department heads and/or lead faculty, and Dean, develop and implement the division-wide strategic plan, including program-level plans, if necessary.
  • Assist the Dean in the development and administration of the School's strategic plan.
  • Supervise the division marketing and social media activities in coordination with the Public Relations & Marketing and Admissions offices.
  • Coordinate the off-campus project processes.
  • Physical Standards and Special Job Features


    Pay Transparency

    Based on minimum education and experience qualifications the yearly salary range is $107,000 - $116,000.

    College Statement

    This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

    EEO Statement

    Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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