Department Chair - Economics (Internal Search) - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
January 5, 2018
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Administrative Posted On: Thu Jan 4 2018 Job Description:
Internal Search: only WKU employees currently working in a non-temporary status are eligible to apply.
Academic departments will be administered and represented by a Department Chair. It is expected that many of the decisions affecting the department and/or discipline will be made by the faculty-team, with the chair serving as the administrative executive. The following are specific terms and conditions for the chairs, realizing not every detail or issue can be explicated in a position description:
General Departmental Responsibilities
Facilitate academic programs and activities;
Provide advocacy and administrative coordination for the academic discipline;
Serve to assist and focus departmentally generated innovation and change;
Coordinate fiscal planning and management;
Coordinate and conduct faculty appraisal, personnel development, and peer evaluation, as appropriate;
Provide leadership for faculty recruitment and retention;
Develop/maintain alumni relations, fund raising, and corporate/external relations;
Perform classroom instruction;
Participate in College and University affairs as requested;
Provide advice and counsel to the Dean as appropriate;
Prepare departmental reports with input from relevant faculty;
Review, evaluate and conduct assessment of duties by the office associate(s), student workers, and research or graduate assistants.
Discipline Specific Responsibilities
Represent academic discipline at Dean's Administrative Council and University level meetings;
Represent the academic discipline for personnel matters;
Approve degree programs for majors/minors in the academic discipline;
Coordinate and work with Student Services to ensure quality student advising;
Convey discipline concerns to the Dean and other Administrative personnel;
Coordinate, facilitate and provide leadership for curriculum development;
Assign faculty teaching/workloads according to college and University policies
Prepare reports as needed per discipline;
Represent the discipline for College and University functions.
Terms of Employment
Chairs will be appointed for a four-year term that is renewable upon a favorable review.
Chairs will be annually reviewed and evaluated by the Faculty and Dean.
Consistent with the expectation that Chairs will continue their AQ status, Chairs are only expected to hold a 6-hour teaching load per academic year.
Chairs may teach in the summer (depending on program needs). Procedures for summer assignments will be followed to assign equitable and fair allocation of available course or other assignment opportunities.
Each Chair will receive a salary stipend eleven-ninths (11/9) of the faculty member's base monthly salary while serving as chair.
Chairs are eligible to apply and receive summer research grants/fellowships in accordance with University and College policy on summer grants and teaching assignments.
Sick leave and vacation time are observed in accordance with University policy for administrative personnel.
All candidates must be both tenured and have at least an Associate Professor rank within the Department of Economics.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
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