Department Chair of Allied Health

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Title

Department Chair of Allied Health

Position Type



Allied Health



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Tenure Track

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

The Department Chair of Allied Health plays a critical role in the academic life of the College and is responsible for carrying out the College’s vision and mission as they relate specifically to teaching, learning, and student success. Reporting to the Dean of the Health, Wellness, and Hospitality Division, the department chair is responsible for creating an environment conducive to collegiality, learning, and developing and implementing instructional strategies that support institutional goals and student aspirations. The Chair engages faculty, staff, and other internal and external stakeholders to: (1) develop, expand, and continuously improve high quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs; (2) encourage innovation and creativity in teaching and learning; (3) promote and encourage application of new and relevant knowledge within the departmental disciplines; (4) work collegially with the Health, Wellness, and Hospitality Dean and Associate Dean to ensure student progression, retention and completion within the academic programs within the department; (5) actively promote and advocate for College’s implementation of guided pathways; and (6) support the development of stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary partners, postsecondary partners, and the College’s continuing education programs and offerings.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Minimum of a master’s degree in related discipline or related field.
  2. A minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience in a discipline within the Allied Health Department (i.e., Health Information Management, Health Navigator, Medical Assisting, Nuclear Medicine, Paramedic, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical Technology) in an accredited institution of higher education at the rank of associate professor (or comparable) or higher; or five years’ experience in workforce training and development; or a combination of workforce development and teaching experience for a total of five years.
  3. Previous administrative, supervisory, and/or leadership experience preferred.
  4. Current license or eligibility for license to practice in Maryland, if required for discipline.


The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed for this position.

  1. Previous experience and ability to effectively and consistently lead and motivate others.
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community.
  3. Effective and consistent organizational, conflict resolution, and management skills.
  4. Proven teaching success in higher education.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and achievement in curriculum and program development and management.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objective, policies, and procedures.
  7. Knowledge of the requirements of the accreditation agencies.
  8. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, faculty, staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.
  9. Ability to establish priorities and make difficult choices among competing demands.
  10. Ability to make decisions in a consultative and informed manner.
  11. Skill in budget preparation and management.
  12. Ability to write and implement grants.

Job Requirements

  1. Degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Unofficial transcripts must accompany applications for teaching positions. Lack of transcripts may cause your application to be rejected from further consideration. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment.
  3. Letters of reference (job related and dated within the past three years).
  4. Position location – Largo Campus
  5. Documentation of experience and performance required.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  7. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

  1. Applications received by February 24, 2021 will receive first consideration. This position is open until filled.
  2. Letters of Recommendations: Can be uploaded during the application process or submitted prior to scheduled interview.
  3. Application Status: You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have five years of professional related experience? See Minimum Qualifications
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a current license or eligibility for license to practice in Maryland, if required for discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please provide evidence of your ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, Learning Management System, videoconferencing, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  6. Transcripts

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