Department Chair, Teaching and Leading

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7174377 (Ref.No. ej-4539910)
Posted: August 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Chair, Teaching and Leading

Job ID: 262850
Location: Summerville Campus
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Job Summary

Oversees all departmental activities, consults with faculty in outlining and promoting internal departmental policies; ensures compliance with departmental, college, university, and Board of Regents (BOR) policies. Oversees the assignment of teaching, schedules, and other duties within the department and maintains an equitable and mutually agreeable distribution of assignments. Leadership ability developed through prior experiences. This position is an administrative faculty with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This is a tenured/tenure track position.


Program Responsibility - 20
Assumes responsibility for the quality of the instruction, research, and service programs conducted in the department and presents an annual report to the Dean of the College outlining both targeted and accomplished teaching, research, and service activities of the department. Recruits, onboards, and supervises part time faculty to support instruction. Collaborates with faculty to advance departmental mission and goals.

Mentoring - 20
Provides mentoring and support to promote career advancement of department faculty, conducts annual assessments of progress toward identified goals, and assists in identifying resources to foster continued growth and development. Serves as a liaison to other departments and offices of the university, as well as represents the department in all official
communications with senior leaders, students, and alumni.

Faculty Promotion & Tenure and Department Budget - 20
In accordance with University and Board of Regents policies, participates in the recommendation of appointment and reappointment, promotion and tenure, and dismissal or non-renewal of members of the faculty. Administers the annual budget in consultation with the administrative team
and business office staff. Upon approval, reviews the budget with
departmental faculty.

Maintains Operations - 10
Initiates and maintains standards which ensure the appropriate expenditure of departmental funds and appropriate care and use of departmental property. Collaborates with other members of the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) administrative team in leadership and management of college operations, strategic assessment, planning and resource allocation, design and execution of faculty support systems, and implementation of continuous improvement.

Equity & Inclusion - 10
Promotes the development of interdisciplinary programs and actively recruits new faculty in nascent or under-represented areas of research demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.

Departmental Activities - 20
Oversees all departmental activities, consults with faculty in outlining and promoting internal departmental policies; ensures compliance with
departmental, college, university, and Board of Regents (BOR) policies. Oversees the assignment of teaching, schedules, and other duties within the department and maintains an equitable and mutually agreeable distribution of assignments. Leadership ability developed through prior experiences. Collaborates with faculty to promote recruitment and retention of highly qualified students.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in an education-related field aligned with Teaching and Leading.

Completion of successful credit check for P-card approver purposes.

Demonstrates an ongoing record of scholarly work commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in program and curricular development, budget and personnel management, student recruitment and retention, grant writing, and assessment. A proven leader in team building who can recruit, develop, and mentor top-notch individuals capable of supporting future growth. Proven track record as a problem solver and the ability to implement innovative solutions to contemporary challenges. Outstanding communication skills which include written, oral, listening, and public speaking. Ability to forge and reinforce effective relationships with internal/external constituencies. Experience in working with an executive leadership team, supervision of staff in a complex organization, and management of multifaceted programs. Strong teaching record. Comprehensive and broad understanding of current trends in higher education.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Professor- SSenior faculty member has earned tenure with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience. Per Board of Regents (BOR) policy, Professors must have a terminal degree.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Augusta University College of Education is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education. Through bachelor's degree, master's degree, doctoral degree, and professional development programs, we cultivate innovative educational leaders, advance health practices through research in kinesiology, explore the most important questions in public education, and share exciting ideas and best practices across the world.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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