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Division Chair - Computer and Electronics Engineering Technologies

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Position Information

Position Title Division Chair - Computer and Electronics Engineering Technologies
Position Number FF2-CURR-CIS08
Leave Format Staff
Shift Day/Evening
Supervisor Title Dean Business, Technolgies & Health Sciences
Location Main Campus (Dobson)
Job Description - Summary

The division chairperson is expected to provide leadership within the division and the College. It is expected that the division chairperson performs his or her duties in the spirit of cooperation with the division faculty. The duties of the position should be performed in a timely manner in consultation with the Dean. The chairperson will also be responsible for teaching a reduced load during the academic semester.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Planning and Evaluating the Instructional Program of the Division.
a. Planning, with the Dean, the instructional program of the division, including online, day, and evening classes.
b. Coordinating with the Distance Education Office to provide Information Highway course offerings.
c. Evaluating online courses using the Distance Education Course Checklist.
d. Coordinating the division’s instructional program through regularly scheduled division meetings with a minimum of four meetings per semester. Minutes of each meeting should be distributed to the Dean, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and all Division Chairpersons.
e. Directing the development of course outlines and course syllabi and assuring that the syllabi are furnished to students in all classes within the division.
f. Coordinating with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs and other appropriate administrative personnel in the approval of curriculum course substitutions and transcript evaluations within the division.
g. Participating actively in the planning process, meeting regularly with members of the division to discuss plans for student outcome measures and use of student outcome measure results as related to instructional improvement, operational planning, and assisting with the annual program audit.
h. Planning and coordinating Advisory Committee meetings for programs within the division.
i. Assisting in the process of developing new program offerings.
j. Assisting in the process of new course development.

• Supervision of Faculty Members within the Division
a. Supervising the process of ordering the proper number and type of textbooks each semester.
b. Orienting new faculty to responsibilities within the division.
c. Conducting annual full-time faculty evaluations and submitting the reports to the Dean who signs and passes to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs for signing and filing in personnel folders.
d. Conducting part-time faculty evaluations according to the evaluation schedule in the part-time faculty handbook.
e. Securing and orienting part-time faculty.
f. Approving requests by faculty members for Directed Study and Proficiency Examinations with recommendations to the Dean.
g. Supervising the reporting of faculty sick leaves and personal leaves, signed by the instructor, division chairperson, and filed with the Dean.

• Direct Reporting Responsibilities
a. Developing the program review report in coordination with lead instructors and Dean and presenting the program review to the Program Review Committee.
b. Recommending changes in textbook adoption to the Dean.
c. Preparing and submitting to the Dean tentative budgets for equipment and supplies, travel, and equipment and supply requisitions.
d. Preparing by July 1st of each year an annual report, using the recommended format, of the work in the division.

• Coordination of divisional work with the Dean, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and the Academic Council.
a. Responding to student concerns and advising and directing students appropriately.
b. Working jointly with the Dean in preparing and presenting recommendations to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs for catalog revisions.
c. Advising and assisting the Dean in faculty appointments, promotions, continued employment, and terminations.
d. Representing the division on the Academic Council.

General Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and must meet the requirements listed that represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to be successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and write as applicable to subject area.
• Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from students, internal staff, or members of the college community.
• Ability to effectively present information to students, internal staff, or members of the college community.

• Ability to apply mathematical operations required to tabulate student scores.

• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of information.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS (or equivalent demonstrated experience/ability):
• Established for each curriculum program. Contact Dean for specifics.

• Understanding of and commitment to the unique nature and role of the College and to the philosophy of the community college system.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in subject area. The requirement of each program is established separately.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
• The employee frequently is required to sit.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10± pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Position Budget Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number SFP180
Proposed Start Date 11/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 08/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Other
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  2. If 'other', please list where you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Unofficial Transcript 3
  5. Unofficial Transcript 4
  6. Other Document
  7. Writing Sample