Interim Dean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Normandale Community College   Bloomington, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on October 31, 2022
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Classification: Administrator 6

Anticipated Dates: December 28, 2022 – June 27, 2023

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.


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 Interim Dean will participate in short- and long-range planning, identify and address problems, and work to establish and maintain productive, collegial, and professional working relationships with the college community and college partners in the service area. The position requires 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.




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 in a related discipline within the division from an accredited institution

Type and Length of Experience: Five years of higher education teaching experience. Evidence of academic leadership roles and responsibilities.


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

Type and Length of Experience: Several years of experience in an academic leadership position with a successful track record in previous positions. Progressive job growth experience which confirms demonstrated knowledge and skills evident to fulfill job responsibilities.



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.

Position is open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to Kristina Keller, EdD, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost (

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.