Associate Department Chair

New Orleans, LA
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

New Orleans, LA
Full time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Associate Department Chair of the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program is appointed by and is directly responsible to the Department Chair of the Psy.D. in Clinical 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.

Principal Duties:
  • 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
  • Oversee, coordinate, and manage the dissertation sequence for all dissertation students
  • Teach 12 credits per academic year and Chair dissertations
  • Participate in other departmental committees and duties as assigned by Department Chair
  • Engage in faculty committee and production assignments
  • Participate 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
  • Supervise the teaching, advisement, and dissertation activities, and other duties performed by Faculty members to meet program academic goals

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 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.

Position Qualifications:
  • A licensed clinical psychologist with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.
  • Academic administration experience, teaching at the doctoral level, and professional experience are strongly desired.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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