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Los Angeles Community College District
  • Position Number: 4852874
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Education

Dean of Academic Affairs - English, Foreign Language and the LIbrary




Los Angeles Southwest College

Dean OF Academic Affairs

English, Foreign Language and the Library

SALARY RANGE: $166,752 - $195,792

DEADLINE DATE TO FILE: January 17, 2024 Issue Date: December 5, 2023

Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) announces an opening for a full time Dean of Academic Affairs. The Dean will be responsible for providing leadership and administrative supervision of the following academic departments: English and Foreign Languages and the Library; and work closely with the Distance Education Coordinator. The Dean will work under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and will work closely with the disciplines.


The Dean, working with the department chairs, will provide leadership and oversight for the development of the schedule of classes and facilitate long-range planning, curriculum development and academic program review. The Dean manages budget and working with department chairs, assigns staff. The Dean will interpret, articulate, implement and monitor compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, labor contracts and policies and represents the Division of Academic Affairs on various campus, District-wide and regional committees.


The basic salary range is from $166,752 to $195,792 annually. The selected candidate will be allocated within the salary range according to previous salary. The doctoral differential is $5.952 per year. Employee benefits include 15.5 paid holidays annually, 15-24 days paid vacation annually depending on length of District service, medical/hospital, dental and vision care plans and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.


  • Responsible for overseeing scheduling, budgeting and staffing of college programs for the academic departments of English and Foreign Language, and the Library.

  • Provide guidance to faculty for preparation of the college class schedule.

  • Provide leadership and administrative direction for compilation and analysis of data to support campus efforts in development and maintenance of programs, including information on grants and other student success opportunities.

  • Assist department chairs with long-range planning, enrollment management, faculty selection, load determination, evaluation, personnel management, staff and student worker supervision, faculty innovation and design & implementation of new technologies for instructional purposes.

  • Ensure compliance with all collective bargaining agreements.

  • Assist with the development and management of the Division's operational budget, including various general and restricted funds. Ensure educational quality while working with the available budget by monitoring expenditures, account transfers and balances.

  • Interpret, articulate, implement and monitor compliance with the California Education Code, LACCD Board Policies, Administrative Policies, Labor Contracts, HR Guides and Personnel guides.

  • Represent Academic Affairs on a variety of committees and subcommittees under the college's shared governance structure. Serves as a resource to the Vice President on issues pertaining to the stated division's departments.

  • Work closely with the Distance Education Coordinator.

  • Serve as evening and weekend administrator on a rotational basis as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.


  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Completion of one year of full-time formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Experience in providing leadership to the disciplines associated with the division.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs.

  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting, articulating and implementing a variety of laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Understanding of and commitment to participatory governance.

  • Knowledge of curriculum, new program orientation and program development.

  • Knowledge of online programs and experience in teaching online.

  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum development, scheduling, enrollment management and compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements.

  • Sensitivity to changing student population, ethnic and cultural diversity within those populations and the academic programs necessary to serve these students.

  • Knowledge of the management information needs of effective instructional programs and uses of various computer resources to meet these needs.

  • Experience and demonstrated knowledge of budget development and implementation and accounting procedures for regular and Specially Funded Programs including development of audit trails.

  • Possess personal characteristics necessary for working with students, employees and the public in an administrative capacity including stability, good judgment, tact and the ability to cooperate with coworkers.

  • Experience working with academic departments.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to produce reports and other necessary documents.

  • Strong commitment to student equity and student success.

  • Strong commitment to institutional excellence.

  • Community college/university teaching experience in one of the disciplines of responsibility.

  • An understanding of the teaching/learning process, with young and adult learners.


    Health: A medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is required for new employees at the applicant's expense after selection and prior to employment.

    Eligibility Requirement: COVID 19 VACCINATION

    Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.


    All applications will be reviewed for entrance qualifications. A college selection committee will review all completed and approved application materials, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening which will involve an evaluation of the candidate's qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness.

    Based upon the selection committee report, the college President will interview the recommended finalists and will make the final decision. The Chancellor will recommend one candidate to the Board of Trustees for appointment.


    Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please go to to file the applicant packet. All materials submitted will become property of Los Angeles Southwest College. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews. For consideration in the selection process, all interested persons must submit the following:
    1. Letter of Interest, preferably three pages or less, which addresses the responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in this announcement;
    2. A current resume;
    3. Three professional references (your current supervisor, a faculty member, and a support staff member, submitted on a separate document, with the names, positions,
    4. Copies of all transcript(s) with posted degrees (official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview). Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please got to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing: If applicant is selected for an interview, official sealed transcripts will be required at the time of interview.

    Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LASC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant only if selected for an interview.

    The completed application and required documentation must be submitted by 4:30PM, January 17, 2024. Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or Email.

    For more information, please contact:

    Dr. Lawrence L. Bradford

    Vice President of Academic Affairs

    (323) 241-5280

    Individuals protected by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

    Equal Employment Policy: The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection fort raining, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

    Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.

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