Associate Dean of Instruction for Language Arts and Education - Full-Time

Angelina College
Job Description



  • Doctorate degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution required (The Vice President of Academic Affairs has the discretion to consider a candidate with a Master’s degree plus relevant experience).
  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in a Language Arts or Education area required.
  • Experience in budget development, administration and curriculum development required.
  • Expertise in assessment and continuous improvement, and online and hybrid delivery required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication-written and oral required.
  • Doctorate in language arts, education or related field from a regionally accredited institution preferred.
  • Community College experience is strongly preferred, especially teaching, and/or program leadership.

It is the intent of the basic job requirements, duties, and responsibilities that these minimum requirements should, therefore, be referred to as a guide for, rather than a limitation to the services required.


The position will report to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for job responsibilities and other College related activities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrate an abiding commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college;
  • Develop and implement assessment protocols to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of academic programs, and take appropriate actions based on data and best practices;
  • Research, and propose new academic programs and certificates;
  • Ensure information about the Language Arts and Education Division in official publications, including the General Bulletin (college catalog) and Class Schedule, is accurate, updated appropriately, and relevant;
  • Ensure personnel needs in the Division are met through accurate and appropriate announcements of and search processes for faculty and staff positions;
  • Participate in unit planning incorporating compliance with relevant local, regional, and federal regulations to promote continuous improvement;
  • Encourage data-supported budget decisions to accomplish unit goals;
  • Coordinate division activities related to faculty/staff changes and additions; coordinate budget process and purchase of supplies and equipment; promote faculty development; schedule classes for each semester, and appropriate advising for students;
  • Supervise faculty and staff and evaluate performance;
  • Collaborate with faculty to recommend curriculum changes to upgrade content and to provide relevant freshmen and sophomore courses in all degrees;
  • Promote continuous improvement of instruction within the division;
  • Coordinate educational offerings with high schools, other colleges, and universities;
  • Communicate needs for learning support services to student services and other appropriate offices;
  • Maintain communication with universities to enhance transfer of students;
  • Process degree applications for program completion and degree audits;
  • Field and process inquiries, complaints and grievances from students, faculty, parents, and public/private school personnel;
  • Serve the institution through participation on campus committees and/or VP Council;
  • Support the Language Arts and Education Division events by attendance;
  • Participate in annual professional development to enhance knowledge and skills to support of position and college mission;
  • Develop unit plan of operation to promote continuous improvement and acknowledge relevant regulations for local, regional and federal compliance;
  • Develop assessment plans and collect and analyze data to document needs and effectiveness;
  • May teach course load of 1-2 courses in each semester, and may request to teach additional courses in the summer; and
  • Must perform other duties and responsibilities required of a full-time employee as outlined in the Angelina College Policies and Procedures Manual.


Annual salary of $65,000 – $75,000 in addition to excellent employee benefits. Twelve month contract. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be verified for successful candidate.


A letter of interest, completed application form, a resume, and college transcripts are required for an applicant to be considered. Screening of qualified applicants will begin and continue until the position is filled. This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position. Please submit the application packet via our website at or application forms may be requested from Tifini Whiddon, Human Resources Director. All completed application materials, including letter of interest, résumé and college transcripts must be submitted to: Tifini Whiddon, Human Resources Director, Angelina College, P.O. Box 1768, Lufkin TX 75902-1768, faxed to 936-633-3230 or e-mailed to

Angelina College is a great place to work and Lufkin is a great place to live! From the arts to the outdoors, Lufkin offers a wide variety of entertainment activities. We have many parks and our residents enjoy spending time walking and biking on the beautiful Azalea Trail. Golfers have a choice of four different courses. Lake Sam Rayburn provides opportunities for fishing and boating. Families often enjoy spending a day at Ellen Trout Zoo. For those who prefer shopping and dining, Lufkin has a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering everything from antiques to clothing and home-style cooking to fine dining. Our downtown area offers quaint boutiques and is the scene of many community events. Spending a day at a museum doesn’t require a long drive to the big city. Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Naranjo Natural History Museum. The arts come alive with organizations like Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts the performing arts from around the world.

With all that it offers in recreation and entertainment, Lufkin really is a great place to live.

Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.

Angelina College reserves the right to extend search or not offer position advertised.




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