Department Chairperson, Social Sciences

Miami Dade College

Miami , FL

ID: 7078680
Posted: May 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

This position provides academic leadership to the Social Sciences Department and serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team. Facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarship, and services. Provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities

Supervises the development and /or revision of curricula, and implements instructional programs
Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
Hires, supervises, evaluates personnel
Prepares and maintains departmental budgets
Manages labs, equipment, and other departmental resources
Teaches at least one course within the discipline per academic year
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
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, History , or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years relevant work experience in higher education and /or teaching; or Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in Social Science, Psychology, History, or related discipline and five (5) years relevant work experience in higher education and /or teaching
All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques and formats
Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies
Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Skill in budget preparation and management
Skill in computer applications
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment

Essential Position

This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.


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