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Chair of Computer Science, Mathematics & Technology

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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The Chair of Computer Science, Mathematics & Technology shall have the primary responsibility for supporting the Department of Computer Science, Math, and Technology in maximizing the University’s operating performance while achieving institutional goals and objectives. As the chief administrative and academic officer of the department, the Chair has authority and responsibility for the delivery of academic programs in accordance with departmental, school and university strategic plans; hiring and evaluation of department personnel, to include faculty and staff; and budgeting and resource management.

Essential Functions
  • Work with faculty, students, and staff to establish and maintain a long-term vision for the department that is consistent with the departmental, college, and university missions
  • Serve as a liaison between the department and other units of the institution
  • Insure departmental compliance with School, University, System, and State rules and regulations
  • Oversee curriculum development and revisions for the department
  • Review and assess academic programs offered by the department
  • Assess general education outcomes in core courses taught within the department
  • Initiate new academic programs and projects when appropriate
  • Secure the accreditation status of programs in the department
  • Manage course schedules that serve program and student needs
  • Manage course registrations and instructor assignments
  • Oversee the department's fiscal operations; develop and regularly monitor the department budget
  • Review and revise department information published in the university catalog
  • Manage the maintenance of departmental print and electronic records, including websites
  • Work with faculty to develop a robust research capabilities and infrastructure
  • Work with faculty and students to engage in cutting edge research and collaborations
  • Recruit, appoint, and supervise faculty
  • Evaluate faculty and staff performance
  • Support and oversee the overall development of the department faculty and staff
  • Recruit, appoint, and supervise department staff and student assistants
  • Review faculty and staff grievances within the department
  • Recruit and retain students in the department's programs
  • Coordinate student advising and reviews of degree progress
  • Evaluate student transfer credit
  • Review student academic appeals and grievances
  • Teach at least two classes per semester and one course each summer, as appropriate for the size and scope of the department
  • Participate in research and scholarly activities in the discipline
  • Participate and assist department faculty in university and community service activities as appropriate
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must have knowledge of programs within department in terms of requirements, policy, procedure, operation, and management; accreditation requirements generally and specifically those that apply to the Southern Association for the Accreditation of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Should have documented performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in using data in assessment and decision making.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative academic environment and cross-disciplinary initiative.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship, service, and professional development.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • The minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience; evidence of research in field; tenure; the rank of associate professor or higher; a record of leadership experience within the profession or the university; evidence of successful teaching in higher education; and excellent communication and human relation skills. Preferred experience will include success in administration of programs in higher education to include strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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