Department Chair - IO Business Psychology

Washington, D.C.
Aug 04, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Washington, DC
Full time

Job Description:

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.


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology