Columbus State Community College Chairperson (Social Sciences) in Columbus, Ohio
*Job Description: *
The Social Sciences Department currently includes the disciplines of Anthropology, Economics, Criminology, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.
1) Develop, plan and implement department objectives that directly support the college's mission and goals, including student success.
2) Implement academic policy in conjunction with the Divisional Dean.
3) Monitor and guide the academic department's assessment plan. Facilitate the planning of programs’ or majors’ policies as well as assessment of student success and learning in order to adjust curriculum.
4) Supervise faculty and other assigned staff in performance of job duties and responsibilities. Assign and delegate tasks, provide direction, resolve work problems, communicate job expectations, and develop professional growth development opportunities, including familiarity with tenure and promotion. Carry out, explain, and communicate college policy. Conduct annual evaluations and recommend pay increases for staff promotions and other personnel actions. Approve leaves and authorize overtime as appropriate. Participate in employee selection process. Administer disciplinary actions upon approval and in collaboration with Human Resources.
5) Manage an academic department. Guide and monitor curriculum review and development process and insure curriculum complies with quality standards and accreditation requirements.
6) Assist students with the resolution of problems and complaints involving courses, curricula, other academic issues and departmental faculty in accordance with federal guidelines and proper college procedures.
7) Assist in the recruitment, hiring and orientation of full time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff.
8) Maintain responsibility for enrollment within involved academic area. Review class schedules, provide for faculty assignments, hire and maintain adjunct faculty pool, maintain and review budgets.
9) Conduct periodic department meetings.
10) Facilitate classroom observations of faculty and adjuncts to monitor and assess compliance with academic standards.
11) Maintain confidentiality of student records, personnel strategies, issues and other confidential and sensitive information.
12) Maintain current awareness of and serves as liaison to educational (secondary schools and 4-year colleges and universities) institutions, professional organizations, and the public.
13) Maintain professional currency in at least one of the disciplines supervised and technical expertise with learning management systems.
14) Work assigned schedule, exhibit regular and predictable attendance, and work outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands.
15) Performs other related duties as required.
Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College’s Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American’s with Disabilities Act.
Employee regularly sits for extended periods of time, and stands and walks. Employee frequently talks and hears. Employee occasionally uses hands to handle and feel. Employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.
Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions with exposure to moderate noise levels typical to business office environments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: curriculum planning; distance education; intermediate level management principles and practices; budget management; curriculum planning; distance education; assessment theory and practice; International education trends and issues. Skill in: verbal and written communications; college level teaching. Ability to: apply management principles to practical situations within a single department or functional area; maintain confidential and sensitive information; develop and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, students, general public, and other job contacts; work with and effectively manage persons of varying cultures and diversity; exhibit creativity in developing course curriculum within limits of standard academic practice.
Master’s Degree in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, or Criminology with experience in curriculum development and 2-4 years teaching in an accredited college institution. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, or Criminology with experience in curriculum development and at least 2-4 years progressively responsible experience teaching in an accredited college institution.**
Additional Information: Applicants are required to provide a cover letter, vitae, and unofficial transcripts to be considered for the position.