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Department Chair, Liberal Arts

San Jacinto College
Houston, TX 77049
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San Jacinto College

Equal Opportunity Statement: The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Department Chair, Liberal Arts - Generation Park


Decision-Making and Leadership:
  • Creates and approves goals for department by interpreting and supporting the goals of the institution as they relate to the department
  • Implements and/or reinforces changes based on policy decision; interprets department policies to faculty, staff, students, and/or public
  • Initiates and maintains communication with administrative staff, faculty, students, industry,external community, state, and national agencies
  • Informs the director, instructional services of decisions involving changes in the department and issues related to other campuses
  • Conducts meetings with faculty to evaluate and approve departmental plans and delivery of instruction
  • Provides for the necessary research and department support to obtain/maintain external grant funds or donations if appropriate
  • Resolves issues between faculty and student
  • Keeps current on trends, issues and initiatives that may impact teaching and learning within the departmental programs
  • Assigns teaching loads and other departmental duties
  • Identifies 'best practices' for department or processes
  • Monitors compliance with policies and procedures of the College
  • Attends meetings (e.g. department meetings, task forces, committees, councils)

Department Operations - Faculty Activities:
  • Recommends renewal of faculty contracts. Reviews and approves personnel changes within the department and forwards forms to the director, instructional services
  • Determines personnel needs in the department and makes appropriate requests in writing and participates in hiring interviews in conjunction with the appropriate search committee
  • Performs tracking and analyzing of program data, specifically student performance and enrollment data
  • Develops and implements strategies that support program completion, job placement, and/or transfer opportunities for students when appropriate
  • Ensures department participation in student recruitment efforts including new student orientations, job fairs, open house and college night events

Department Operations - Non-Faculty Activities:
  • Prepares the annual department budget
  • Reviews/approves the purchases of goods and services
  • Develops Unit Plans/Program Assessment Plans
  • Develops and/or reviews class schedules

Professional Development and Performance Management:
  • Evaluates individual teaching effectiveness at least annually using consistent evaluation procedures, and informs the director, instructional services of any concerns about the performance of department members
  • Recognizes faculty who demonstrate a high level of teaching effectiveness, giving recognition for positive actions of faculty as well as offering constructive suggestions for professional growth
  • Supervises and evaluates new faculty and staff
  • Provides and/or promotes professional development opportunities to members of the department as appropriate
  • Meets with faculty and/or staff members to create the KPIs that reflect the particular needs of the department, as well as consideration for the annual priorities of the College that impact teaching and learning
  • Provides evaluation and ongoing feedback about faculty and/or staff performance
  • Participates in validation meetings to review and discuss performance ratings of department members with campus leadership

Curriculum and Assessment:
  • Facilitates assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Facilitates the development of curriculum programs, projects, and initiatives in support of the college's mission and strategic plan and the college's facilities master plan
  • Works with the Office of Institutional Research in gathering data (surveys)
  • Participates in activities associated with SACS accreditation, program accreditation and/or program review
  • Monitors program compliance with national, state, and/or regional agencies

Additional Job Functions:
  • Administrative duties as needed to oversee departmental budgets
    • Reviews departmental budgets
    • Follows and reviews procurement activities
    • Reviews compliance to Blackboard standards for faculty
    • Approves departmental payroll
    • EPAF processing
  • Collaborates with the administration and faculty to develop and implement innovative partnerships with governmental agencies, high schools, and universities.
  • Participated in reviews of division programs selected for the annual program review process.
  • Teach a minimum and maximum of one class per semester (fall, spring, & summer) during the first two years of the position; thereafter, teach a minimum and maximum of one class per year during the summer only.
  • Participates in professional development for continuous improvement and department initiatives


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Applicant must be willing to work a five-day workweek, Monday - Friday; must be willing to work additional hours as needed
  • Applicant must have excellent communication skills, demonstrated tactical leadership abilities and proven results
  • Proven teaching success in higher education
  • Demonstrate knowledge and achievement in curriculum management
  • Possess effective and consistent organizational, conflict resolution, management, and organizational skills
  • Possess strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate sound working knowledge of personal computer hardware/software, business management software (i.e. Banner), and the Internet
  • Administrative experience, including ability to establish priorities and make difficult choices among competing demands and to make decisions in a consultative and informed manner
  • Previous experience and ability to effectively and consistently lead and motivate staff.

Required Education:
  • Master's degree from regionally accredited institution

Required Experience:
  • Five years of experience in a community college setting to include teaching and/or administration

Preferred Experience:
  • Five years of successful teaching experience and three years of progressive leadership or equivalent experience

Work Hours:
  • Twelve (12) month position / Forty (40) hours per week Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m.
  • Must be available for evening and weekend hours as needed

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position you MUST attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcript(s)
  • Student Success statement - We are passionate about students, learning, and outcomes. As such,we are looking for individuals who share our enthusiasm and commitment. Please provide a 1-2 page overview and share your perspective on student success.

Salary Grade: CHAIR

Salary is based on the Board-approved salary schedule for the current fiscal year. See Salary Schedule

Requisition Number: req2823

Posting Close Date: 6/2/2021



Posted: 2021-05-13 Expires: 2021-06-13
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