Department Chair

Apr 06, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, WSCUC-accredited institution with over 4500 students at campuses across the US (Chicago, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and Online. As the nation's oldest professional school devoted to psychology and related behavioral health services, TCSPP offers more than 25 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities through community partnerships. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services, emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

Position Summary:

The Department Chair is a full-time administrative faculty member who reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and provides program development, leadership, and long-term planning in the new Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology. The Department Chair oversees student enrollment, supervises faculty and staff, develops and evaluates curriculum, designs and oversees student-oriented activities, and manages the program budget. The Department Chair works with the Dean to ensure the program is aligned with the mission and strategic goals of TCSPP. Strong leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem-solving skills and a strong commitment to the advancement of clinical psychopharmacology are essential requirements for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Implement the approved MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology Online, including course development, and faculty hiring

• Ensure that the program curriculum adequately prepares students and meets the standards of the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists (PEP) in Illinois (and potentially other states)

• Develop the clinical training manual and secure training agreements with local agencies for state mandated clinical training opportunities

• Supervise faculty teaching, advising, committee work, and student supervision

• Supervise program staff/department manager

• Manage and administer the departmental budget to accomplish program goals

• Lead faculty development and support faculty scholarship

• Manage the Academic Program Review Process for the degree

• Work with the department of Student Services and Registrar to manage essential academic record functions

• Supervise the program faculty admissions committee and enrollment team

• Develop and maintain community among faculty, staff, and students within the department

• Fulfill teaching, advising, and committee service duties as required by the faculty contract

• Balance program needs with institutional priorities and initiatives

• Develop an advisory board for the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology program

• Create an environment for inclusive diversity among students, staff, and faculty

• Maintain the quality and integrity of program curricula to reflect TCSPP standards and maintain the highest levels of accreditation

Position Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in Psychology with current and valid license, and expertise in clinical psychopharmacology

• Five to seven years of online graduate teaching experience

• Experience with academic accreditation and assessment

• Experience in faculty/staff development, supervision, evaluation, and academic program management

• Record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field

• Advocacy for diverse learning approaches and innovative teaching strategies

• Commitment to the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse student and faculty body

• Excellent leadership, communication, team-building, and interpersonal relationship skills

• Familiarity with state legislation, and professional licensure standards in the field

• Clinical experience as a prescribing psychologist

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an affiliate of TCS Education System. For more information about TCS Education System visit

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to ethnicity, race, age, gender, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, military status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. TCS believes that the full use of talent can be achieved by adopting practices that will ensure the enrichment of our employment climate with diverse persons/experiences. Such practices not only result in effective operations, but also foster an environment in which community building and our shared mission our perpetuated.

TCS Education System offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leading institution in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit


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