Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department Chair for Social Sciences and Business (Decatur Campus) is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty and staff under the supervision of the Social Sciences or Business Dean. The primary responsibility is to promote and maintain high standards of instruction that challenge students academically and to maintain an academic climate conducive to teaching, learning and continued growth. The Department Chair must be familiar with best teaching and administrative practices and must be familiar with the college's core curriculum, policies and procedures, and faculty evaluation system. The Department Chair will coordinate the schedule for the department and will arrange for staffing. This is a twelve-month administrative position with tenure track ranking also requiring 3-4 hours of instruction (in his/her discipline) each academic year.
Required Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of full-time college level teaching experience is required. At least three (3) years of administrative or comparable experience in higher education is preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated administrative experience comparable to the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of a department chair.
Required Education: A minimum of a Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester or 27 quarter graduate hours in a Social or Behavioral Sciences or Business discipline (anthropology, criminal justice/criminology, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, accounting, economics, information systems or business law) from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
A Doctorate in one of these areas is preferred.
GPC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) with all courses taught by SACS-qualified instructors.
- Experience with academic planning and program based assessment, curriculum development, faculty and staff evaluations, promotion and tenure processes, course scheduling, faculty and staff recruitment and hiring, academic advisement, basic computer proficiency, problem solving, critical thinking and enrollment management.
- Commitment to the mission of the two-year college is essential.
- Chairs must possess excellent human relations skills, including good listening skills and the ability to nurture a collegial environment that encourages the scholarly exchange of ideas and initiatives.
- Must work collaboratively with Department Chairs, Deans, faculty and staff on other campuses.
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary: ($61,468 - $76,834) commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.