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Department Chair, Business Psychology - Chicago Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL

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Job location: Chicago, IL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-19
Req: R0007246
Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Business Psychology Department, Chicago campus, is currently accepting applications for a Department Chair who will oversee the academic operations of the department on the Chicago campus. The Chair works within a matrixed structure and reports directly to the Campus Dean.

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations. The Business Psychology Department offers three graduate degrees: a MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a PhD in Organizational Leadership, and a PhD in Business Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Track or Consulting Track).

The Department is seeking candidates with a strong record of administration, scholarship, faculty training and mentoring, and community and business engagement. Although the primary duties of the Chair are administrative, teaching and dissertation supervision are also expected.

Principal Duties:

  • Provide the day-to-day administrative functions of the department

  • Responsible for assessment including institutional, program, and learning outcomes

  • Ensure student advisement results in timely completion rates

  • Abide by FERPA in managing all student documents and records

  • Take a lead role in envisioning, evaluating, and executing grass roots efforts to grow program enrollment

  • Manage the financial health of the program, maintains active oversight with forecasting future expenses and managing costs in accordance with budget plan

  • Innovate new opportunities for students to participate in scholarship and community engagement

  • Stay abreast of emergent technologies in the field and incorporate them into the learning experience

  • Partner with student serving departments and inter-campus personnel to augment the student life experience

  • Maintain knowledge of current catalog guidelines and academic policies

  • Ensure that course scheduling is efficient and in accordance with academic budget guidelines

  • Hire, onboard, and train core and adjunct faculty

  • Plan and execute action-oriented faculty meetings

  • Oversee curricular and student assessment data

  • Serve as a role model for addressing student concerns in a timely and responsive manner

  • Review and assess accreditation standards and department goals

  • Coordinate various administrative functions with the Campus Dean and other departments as appropriate

  • Teach graduate level psychology courses using contemporary pedagogical methods

  • Maintain active scholarship as evidenced by membership in professional organizations, publications, presentations, and colloquia

  • Ensure that Department Faculty integrate technology into classroom instruction

  • Supervise student research as Thesis or Dissertation Chair

Position Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Industrial/Organizational or Business Psychology, or similar field, from a regionally accredited institution preferred

  • Evidence of effective leadership in a similar role within a college or university setting

  • Evidence of success with preparing the next generation of I/O, Business Psychology, and Organizational Leadership professionals and scholar-practitioners

  • Ability to demonstrate the relevance of their work, scholarship, and interests to the larger community

To apply, please complete this application and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations (if available). For more information about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology visit


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.

Please note: For the protection of faculty, staff, students and all who enter our facilities, The Chicago School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exemptions, as a condition of employment.


The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement.

Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology.

The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

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