Job: Department Chairperson, Arts & Philosophy

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Jobing Description

Position ID: 347604
Position Type: Full-Time Professional Contractual
External Position: Yes

The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership to the Arts and Philosophy Department and serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team. This individual facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships, and services. The Department Chairperson provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement.

  • Supervises the development and/or revision of curricula and implements instructional programs
  • Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
  • Hires, supervises and evaluates personnel
  • Teaches at least one (1) course within the discipline per academic year
  • Prepares and maintains departmental budgets
  • Manages labs, equipment, and other departmental resources
  • Ensures the effective implementation of the faculty advancement processes
  • Provides program information and ensures the availability of advisement services for students
  • Serves on Campus and College-wide committees
  • Participates in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff, and students
  • Provides training opportunities for employees
  • Maintains SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation compliance
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills / Requirements

  • Masters degree in Arts, Music, Philosophy, Humanities,or related field and five (5) years of relavant experience in higher education and/or teaching
  • All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques, and formats
  • Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Skill in budget preparation and management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and applicable departmental computer software applications
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

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    Contact:

    Miami Dade College
    300 N.E. 2nd Avenue
    Miami, Florida
    33132-2204
    305-237-8888

    Social:

    Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.