Chair, Professional, Business, and Technical Writing
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
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
- 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.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK:
- 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
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- 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
- 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
- Experience in higher education management.
- Familiarity with Banner and other student management software.