Associate Department Chair

Los Angeles, CA
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Los Angeles, CA
Full time

Job Description:

The Program:

The B.A. Psychology Program (BA) program consists of 120 credit hours consisting of a 44 credit hour General Education foundation, with optional minors in business and health science, along with a variety of electives that are pre-requisites for TCSPP graduate programs, and a 42 credit hour psychology major. Taught by practitioner faculty, the goal of this program is to provide strong preparation in the development of skills related to an understanding of human behavior in order to work within a variety of professional roles and professional settings, as well as to prepare students for graduate study in psychology, counseling, or health sciences.

Position Summary:

The Associate Department Chair of the BA Psychology Program is appointed by and is directly responsible to the Department Chair of the BA Psychology program. The Associate Department Chair is a member of the faculty as an Administrative Faculty member and is responsible for scheduling and curriculum planning, student affairs within the department, student review process, and outreach and recruitment of faculty as well as support for student recruitment. In addition to reporting to the Department Chair, the Associate Chair works closely with the Campus Dean, the Academic Leadership Team as well as the Academic Affairs Manager.

In addition to department meetings, the Associate Chair participates in institutional committees, provides academic leadership, and performs duties as assigned by the Department Chair. As administrative faculty member, the Associate Department Chair is a member of the Faculty Council.

Please note that while this position will be based at our Los Angeles campus, it will support both the Online and Ground BA programs.

Principle Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the department
  • Assist with scheduling and curriculum planning
  • Coordinate student development efforts (monitoring satisfactory academic progress, supervising Department efforts to support student development through Academic Development Plans and Professional Performance Evaluations, and representing the Department at institutional Student Affairs Committees
  • Teach up to 12 credits per academic year
  • Manage a course lead system and co-teaching model for high-risk courses.
  • Participate in other departmental committees and duties as assigned by Department Chair
  • Assist the department with any accreditation, program review, or assessment(s) required of the Department including participation in research and writing for any necessary self-study or program-related reports
  • Contribute to the development of strategic academic and budget plans for the Department, including recommendations from the assessment and program review process
  • Outreach and recruit faculty and support student recruitment
  • Mentor, supervise and evaluate the teaching, advisement, and other duties performed by Faculty members to meet program academic goals
  • Represent the Department at meetings, student events, and other related events.


Position Qualifications:



  • A doctoral degree in Psychology.
  • Academic administration experience, including teaching at the undergraduate level, and professional experience are strongly desired.
  • A strategic thinker who is able to offer innovative solutions to aid the department in its continued growth and expansion.
  • The Associate Department Chair must be an optimistic, action oriented leader who can motivate faculty to embrace these values in the classroom and within the institution
  • The Associate Department Chair must be able to balance institutional priorities with program needs and initiatives.



Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest.

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





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