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Chair, Allied & Public Health, Online Programs

South University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
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Thursday, June 30, 2022 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage

The Chair is a member of the faculty at their home campus and serves as academic leader for the programs within their assigned discipline for the South University system. The Department Chair reports to the Assistant/Associate Dean, Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and interfaces with campus academic personnel, and the campus president for the efficient and effective delivery of their assigned programs. The Chair is responsible for fulfilling all duties in conformity with the policies and procedures of the University as well as those processes and mechanisms developed on the campus at which the program is offered. The Department Chair may also serve as a Program Director at the assigned campus. If so, the Chair will also be responsible for the duties listed in the Program Director's job description.


  • Interview and recommend candidates for faculty positions within the department across all campuses.
  • Ensure faculty credentials meet the university requirements and accreditation standards and are properly documented.
  • Conduct on-site evaluations and monitor annual reviews of all faculty members within the department.
  • Act as a liaison between faculty/Program Directors and the Assistant/Associate Dean.
  • Supervise and write curriculum changes for the department as deemed necessary in collaboration with other campuses of South University.
  • Serve as an academic advisor.
  • Ensure implementation of appropriate and correct departmental course syllabi using current published Academic Course Outlines.
  • Assist with the development of curricular and policy revisions as requested by the Assistant/Associate Dean, College Dean, or Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
  • Assist in the textbook selection process for courses within the department and maintain the master booklist for the academic degree program.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget for the department and monitor expenditures.
  • Ensure that program advisory committees are formed and meet at least twice a year.
  • Perform instructional, service, and scholarship duties as outlined in the Full-time Faculty job description.
  • Advise campus program directors in academic matters and accreditation issues.
  • Complete at least one professional development activity per year.
  • Play an integral role in the student recruitment process and growth of assigned programs.
  • Participate in departmental leadership meetings held by the Assistant/Associate Dean or College Dean and contribute to the work of this group.
  • Serve the College and University on committees as requested by the Assistant/Associate Dean .
  • Adhere to university policies as described in the Employee Handbook, the Faculty Supplement to the Employee Handbook, job description, or other separate guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant/Associate Dean

  • Terminal degree in the discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years of higher education experience
  • Practical experience in the discipline of the program
  • Evidence of management experience or potential
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret accreditation criteria, state agency regulations, and academic journals
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, video conference, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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