The department is administered by the department head. The department head is responsible for implementing university policies and procedures at the department level. The department head, who reports to the dean of the college, works in cooperation with the faculty to ensure quality in educational delivery and compliance with state and national accreditation standards. This is a full-time, twelve-month position, with a desired start date of January or July 2020.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of the department head include providing key leadership in the hiring process, promotion and tenure decisions, course scheduling, assessment, teaching, student recruitment, budgeting, advising, supervision of department staff, and curriculum development. The department head also represents the department within the university and the community and works collegially with faculty, academic program directors, and other administrators. The department head must demonstrate precision and organization to perform all necessary position responsibilities and duties, and must have the ability to manage and work with a diverse group of staff, faculty, and administrators.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge: understanding of academic department personnel and culture
  • Skills: organization, diplomacy, leadership, team-building, writing, oral communication
  • Abilities: collegial, calm, creative, decisive

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate and professional accomplishments appropriate for faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor in one of the academic disciplines in the department.
  • Proven record of effective teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Teaching emphasis should be compatible with current department curriculum and scheduling needs.
  • Collaborative management style that fosters trust, respect, and successful working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, both written and oral.
  • A minimum of 3 years of U.S. K-12 public school teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in building collaborative relationships.
  • Evidence of cooperative management style and good communication skills.
  • Commitment to the development of innovative teaching and instructional technologies.
  • Ability to envision new opportunities for the department.
  • Excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional activity and community service.
  • Evidence of curriculum development, student recruitment, assessment, grant writing, fund-raising, and/or budgeting.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse groups and populations.
  • Commitment to solve problems, address conflicts in a constructive manner, and resolve complex personnel issues.

What to Submit:
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and 4-5 references.

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