Chair, Professional, Business, and Technical Writing

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Title:Chair, Professional, Business, and Technical Writing Department:School of Arts and Professional Studies Job Category:Faculty Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:03/20/2019 Description:


  • Build, implement, and manage newly created Professional, Business, and Technical Writing Program and degree.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships related to the Professional Business and Technical Writing program.
  • Lead recruitment efforts for the program.
  • Manage Professional, Business, and Technical Writing faculty and schedule.
  • Develop new courses and course materials as appropriate.
  • Serve as lead advisor for students in the program.
  • Assist advisees with academic planning, scheduling, graduation, registration, and other appropriate academic issues.
  • Ability to teach at all SGSC campuses.
  • Meet each class as scheduled at the designated time and place and for the designated length of time.
  • At the beginning of each course, provide each student with a syllabus per the guidelines in the faculty handbook.
  • Serve on committees, task forces, and other college-improvement activities
  • Attend and participate in all college-wide and appropriate School meetings.
  • Support student activities and clubs.
  • Participate in professional development activities on an on-going basis.
  • Stay current in the teaching discipline(s) and the pedagogy of that discipline.
  • Submit correct proof rosters and grades in Banner by the assigned deadlines. Record daily attendance according to institutional policy.
  • Submit assessment data to discipline committee chair in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Understanding of program development and oversight.
  • Ability to be familiar with School and USG policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work with peers and subordinates.
  • Mastery of the teaching discipline.
  • Ability to engage students in higher order learning
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms
  • Ability to align instruction with student learning outcomes
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures


  • Reports to the appropriate Department Chair and School Dean.


  • Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied administrative duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
  • Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations


  • Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting
Required Qualifications:


  • Doctorate in the field
  • Three years of teaching experience in higher education.
  • Graduate coursework and experience in or related to professional, business, and technical writing required
Desired Qualifications:


  • Experience in higher education management.
  • Familiarity with Banner and other student management software.




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Posted: 3/20/2019
Application Due: 5/19/2019
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