In addition to performing the duties assigned to full-time faculty members at Langston University, a Department Chair is expected to carry out the traditional duties expected from the administrator of an academic unit. The Department Chair will be responsible for the daily operation of the departments its’ programs. Chair responsibilities are classified as administrative duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction.
Assist with the preparation of each semester’s schedule.
Prepare and assist with assessment of the department.
Assist in the evaluation, improvement, and update of all departmental curricula.
Conduct annual performance reviews of department faculty and adjuncts.
Review and determine faculty members to be forwarded to the College Dean for teaching and research recognition.
Identify, recommend and mentor qualified adjunct professors.
Advise students and ensure department level availability through the year.
Respond to student concerns and attempt to resolve the concerns before submission to the School Dean.
Represent administration to faculty and faculty to administration.
Consider faculty input for deparmental decisions to ensure all deparmental unsit sare represented.
Engage in, encourage, and assist department faculty with scholarly activities and the development of quality curriculum and instruction.
Review leave forms for approval.
Assist as needed with budgeting.
Provide reccomendations for tenure, promotion and temrination.
Perform other duties as required by the School Dean, VPAA and/or President.
A Department Chair reports to and is responsible to their School Dean, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the University President in ascending order.
Terminal degree is required in education or a closely related field; a master’s degree with at least 18 hours in their assigned discipline is required.
Administrative experience or evidence of leadership qualities.
Prior teaching experience face-to-face and online.
Excellent communication and human relation skills.
Experience in reading and or literacy instruction.
Experience leading and/or working with the review and accreditation process for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.