Department Chairperson, Arts & Philosophy

Miami, Miami-Dade County / Palmetto Bay, Miami-Dade County / Village of Palmetto Bay, Miami-Dade County
Jun 26, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Position Title: Department Chairperson, Arts & Philosophy Position ID: 347604 Salary: $80,226.00 Flat Rate Location: Miami Dade College, North Campus All applicants must apply online at Job Description: The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership to the Arts and Philosophy Department and serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team. This individual facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships, and services. The Department Chairperson provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement. Duties & Responsibilities: Supervises the development and/or revision of curricula and implements instructional programs Develops course schedules and faculty assignments Hires, supervises and evaluates personnel Teaches at least one (1) course within the discipline per academic year Prepares and maintains departmental budgets Manages labs, equipment, and other departmental resources Ensures the effective implementation of the faculty advancement processes Provides program information and ensures the availability of advisement services for students Serves on Campus and College-wide committees Participates in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff, and students Provides training opportunities for employees Maintains SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation compliance Performs other duties as assigned Minimum Requirements: Masters degree in Arts, Music, Philosophy, Humanities,or related field and five (5) years of relavant experience in higher education and/or teaching All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques, and formats Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies Possess excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written) Skill in budget preparation and management Proficiency in Microsoft Office and applicable departmental computer software applications Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff