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.
- 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.
- 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.