The Chair is responsible for working with the Curriculum, Instruction, and Culture faculty to develop and grow the department; provide effective leadership, develop and mentor faculty and staff; create and support a high-quality academic culture that emphasizes collegiality, engagement and innovation; manage all academic, operational, and fiscal aspects of the program, and engage with the educational community and alumni.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to
innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from a nationally accredited university program.
  • Either a M.Ed. or Ph.D./Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, TESOL, Child & Youth Studies, or related field of study.
  • Teaching, research, and service history sufficient to warrant appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor at FGCU.
  • Administrative experience supervising and supporting faculty in a university setting.
  • Experience with national accreditation and/or knowledge of accreditation standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a faculty union environment.
  • Experience with CAEP accreditation and/or knowledge of CAEP accreditation standards.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to form relationships with school districts and community-based educational organizations to foster mutually-beneficial partnerships.
  • Ability to mentor junior faculty and students in scholarly endeavors and in developing curriculum and courses.
  • Ability to manage administrative and leadership responsibilities.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching.
  • Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning.
  • Must value continued scholarship and service to the college and university.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Guides the departmental level strategic planning process that supports the particular goals of the academic unit and the broader goals of the College and the University.
  • Presents independent analysis regarding recommendations for all faculty and staff appointments, re-appointments, and promotions; leaves of absence; travel authorizations, and other relevant department personnel functions.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews of faculty and staff. Evaluates faculty members for promotion in accordance with university policy.
  • Guides development of junior faculty.
  • Represents the department to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, and the general community.
  • Coordinates an effective curriculum, including the scheduling of courses.
  • Recruits, trains, develops, and evaluates faculty, adjunct faculty, professional staff, and support staff to meet the needs of the department.
  • Manages student grievances, complaints, cases of plagiarism and other cheating, etc. according to university guidelines.
  • Manages departmental budget, oversee expenditures, maintain accurate records and ensure sound fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Generates reports, including the annual report and data requests.
  • Submits annual staffing proposals.
  • Teaches 2 courses per academic year depending on departmental need.