Department Head - Business

Blinn College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Requisition Number 2020052F Position Title Department Head - Business Salary Range see special notes to applicant below DBM Rating n/a Job Type Full Time Job Category Faculty Anticipated Start Date 08/17/2020 Campus Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, Sealy, RELLIS, Distance Education Application Deadline Extended Open Deadline FLSA Status Exempt Security Sensitive? Yes Work Hours

Serves as the Business Department Head within the Business & Mathematics Division.

Essential Duties

Works with the Dean and Assistant Dean in the areas of coordination, admissions, registration, database maintenance, textbook ordering, curriculum resource team meetings, and graduation activities in response to service area needs, for the defined instructional area.
Assists in the promotion of activities, strategies, and processes that prepare students for success while meeting the requirements of all internal and external accreditation entities.
Coordinates the specific academic areas assigned – in terms of planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Monitor web site for changes and updates, and communicate the changes back to the Dean and Assistant Dean.
Work with the Assistant Dean to prepare schedules that meet student needs.
Collaborate with the Dean, Assistant Dean, CRT, and faculty members to develop or improve new programs and program-improvement initiatives.
Mediate faculty-student conflict and communicate with Assistant Dean.
Ensure that new faculty have the proper documentation, orientation, and mentoring to successfully meet student needs.
Support Assistant Dean in the interview process.
Serve on College Committees as assigned.
Facilitate decision-making between campuses and disciplines.
Collect assessment documents and ensure that these are turned in to the CRTs and Assessment Coordinators on time.
Implement Student Perceptions of Instruction (SPOIs) and oversee data entry and analysis.
Inspect rooms and equipment for repairs and maintenance.
Accepts other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be a current Blinn College Full Time Faculty member.

Master’s degree with academic credentials in accounting, business, or economics from a regionally accredited college or university.
2 years post-secondary teaching experience.
The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
An understanding and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college.
Ability to make timely decisions appropriate to the situation and circumstances. Meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects.
Strong commitment to innovative teaching, active learning, and the use of technology to support the delivery of instruction in all modalities.
Capacity to mediate student-faculty conflicts in a responsive manner.
Ability to listen, understand, and respond positively to requests and concerns from students, parents, and members of the academic community.
Capability to create a team–oriented climate with a specific discipline area(s) and build/maintain relationships with compassion and sensitivity – while demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude.
Ability to interact effectively as a discipline/program specific leader of an academic team and work collaboratively with others. Foster a collegial work environment and work effectively with a diverse community.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Windows software, integrated software systems, and related instructional technology.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosures.
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the college.

Preferred Experience and Training

Diverse teaching experiences in higher education.
Supervisory experience in a community college or a higher education institution related to a specific discipline/program.
Experience in mentoring new faculty and developing and enhancing faculty skills through effective evaluation.
Knowledge of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ( THECB ) policies governing colleges and of federal and state laws affecting community colleges, including experience with institutional accreditation process and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ( SACSCOC ).

Physical Requirements Required Degree, License or Certifications

As required by THECB and SACSCOC specifications for faculty of academic transfer courses in accounting, business, or economics.

Special Notes To Applicants

The individual selected for this position will receive a 10-month contract, a $3,000 stipend for each long semester (Fall and Spring) and instructional releases of 6 ILUs per long semester.
Administrative Duty is scheduled by the instructional dean according to divisional need and the 10th month may be assigned as non-contiguous days. With the approval of the Dean the Department Head may teach additional classes if it does not interfere with the assigned 10th month.


The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL -X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently employed at Blinn College as a faculty member?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please discuss your teaching experience (if any) including Community Colleges, Universities and/or High Schools and how that prepares you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience working with students, faculty, and staff on each of the Blinn College campuses.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Good customer service from the department head is paramount to the success of our students, our faculty and staff. Tell us about your effectiveness providing good service and guidance to students and colleagues alike.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * A major requirement of the department head is to, skillfully, mediate conflicts. Tell us about your conflict resolution skills using a real life experience as an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe any prior supervisory experience you have had.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please explain your experience in developing, mentoring, and evaluating faculty.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please provide information on your involvement with schedule building.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please explain your involvement with assessment activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Describe your experience teaching distance learning courses and/or developing distance learning courses? Please include both online and blended(hybrid) modalities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Please provide examples where you have worked in a collaborative setting and describe your role and success.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * The department head is responsible for the day-to-day academic needs of the department. Tell us why you would be the ideal person to occupy this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
    • Blinn employment site
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
    • Indeed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC
    • TACC
    • Other (specify in next question below)
  15. * If in the previous question you selected 'Advertisement', 'Internet Site', or 'Other', please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * Are you an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Are you a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  19. * Are you claiming Veteran's employment preference? (See website for definition:
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  2. Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2
  6. DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)
  7. DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)