Department Chair - IO Business Psychology

Washington, D.C.
Jun 21, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Washington, D.C.

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The Chicago School is seeking a Department Chair to lead its Business Psychology, Organizational Leadership, and Industrial/Organizational programs at our Washington, D.C., campus.

Principal Duties:
  • Distinguishing the program by providing a vision that directs and motivates faculty to be innovative
  • Managing the operations of the program in a complex, fast-paced higher education environment;
  • Ensuring the quality of the faculty, curriculum, assessment of student learning, and scholarly activity of faculty and students
  • Maintenance of collegial and supportive relationships with relevant accrediting and professional bodies and completion of required reporting or documentation.
  • Faculty committee and production assignments
  • Facilitation of Program Faculty Governance and All Faculty meetings.
  • Supervision and development of Program, Affiliate, and Adjunct Faculty to meet quality standards and goals as well as institutional priorities
  • Oversight and coordination of the academic program to meet quality, relevance, and currency standards and goals
  • Development of viable new curricular offerings in the field.
  • Participation in research, writing and ultimate responsibility for any necessary self-study or program-related reports.
  • Management of the student learning assessment plan and the program review process for the department to identify needed improvements to student learning
  • Development of strategic academic and budget plans for Department, including recommendations from the assessment and program review process.
  • Outreach and recruitment of faculty and support of student recruitment.
  • Supervision of the teaching, advisement, dissertation activities, and other duties performed by Faculty members to meet department academic goals

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • They should have at least 3-4 years of previous administrative experience as an academic department chair or program director, and a record of scholarship or professional experience commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
  • The ideal candidate will be an experienced practitioner-scholar with strong visionary and leadership skills who will thrive in a diverse, rich, and innovative environment. Time is allotted for professional practice, which is encouraged for all faculty and academic administrators.

Position Qualifications:
  • Successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in organizational psychology, or I/O psych or OD or Org Leadership.


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