Chair, Life Sciences

The Program Chair of Life Sciences is a full-time faculty member responsible for the administrative management of the Life Sciences discipline, including the biotechnology program. The program chair will supervise full and part time faculty, manage resources, and coordinate facility use under the supervision of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Providing coordination and oversight for day-to-day operations of Life Sciences
• Assisting in recruitment of credentialed and qualified full-time and part-time faculty;
• Teaching;
• Preparing class schedules, based on current levels of demand;
• Preparing class schedules, based on current levels of demand;
• Preparing routine reports pertaining to program activities;
• Actively participating in program advising procedures, including recruitment and retention of students;
• Preparing capital and operating budget requests;
• Evaluating faculty;
• Fostering good relationships within the college and external groups to strengthen interdisciplinary and industry ties, public agencies, discipline societies, and other organizations.
• Performing other duties as assigned by the Dean

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

Master’s degree in Biology or closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in biology. Proven ability to relate to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and clientele/general public is essential along with demonstrated strong leadership and administrative capabilities and communication skills. Must be committed to the community college “open door” philosophy.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:

Minimum of two years teaching experience at post-secondary level. Blackboard or other LMS. Graduate course work and skills related to biotechnology, genetics and molecular biology, and/or anatomy and physiology. Program management experience in community college setting. Proven record of leadership in an academic and/or industry setting.


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