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Department Head

The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science Management
Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
Commensurate with education, training, and experience
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022

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Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities
The Department Head's responsibilities are to be a leader among the faculty in the developing strong student advising, teaching, research,  public service  and academic programs  within the department.  In addition  to teaching,  research  and service,  the Head will decide  in academic matters of selection,  retention,  tenure,  promotion, and work assignments of faculty and department personnel,  apply academic policy, respond to student  needs, pursue  the accreditation process  of the academic programs  within  the department, oversee  use and maintenance of department facilities and equipment, prepare and administer departmental budgets, and develop  and maintain  both internal and external  relationships to the department. The Head will also be responsible for performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the college dean .

Additional responsibilities for this position include teaching courses within the Construction Management Program.   The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing leadership toward achievement of the highest possible  level of excellence in the teaching, research,  and service  activities  of the department. The academic department head will:

•     Maintain the academic quality and vitality of the department's programs, including oversight of curriculum expansion, faculty development, and the expansion of scholarship and research  activities;
•      Recruit and retains faculty consonant with the department's mission an goals; involves  faculty  and other  relevant constituents in broad decision  making and planning  through  ongoing  consultations;
•      Engage in fundraising activities internally and externally;
•      Oversee program  assessment and ACCE accreditation compliance and reports
•      Coordinate the scheduling of departmental course offerings;
•     Manage  the department budget efficiently;
•     Maintain  updated  records and create  update on program development for undergraduate and the CSM  minor's program  which  may lead to a new graduate degree  program ;
•      Ensure smooth daily operation  of the department and oversee  CSM faculty;
•     Communicate effectively information regarding policies, procedures,  decisions, and relevant  activities  and events to all departmental constituencies;
•     Teach a minimum  of 6 credit  hours; and
•     Other duties as assigned  by the dean

Minimum Qualifications
•     Ph .D. in construction, engineering, or related discipline

Preferred Qualifications
•     Construction management experience working within the industry
•     One ( l) or more years of professional practice and college  teaching  experience in a ACCE-accredited  program
•     Experience with integrated practice, community outreach, and/or collaborative learning
•       Demonstrated organizational and team building skills, with the ability to foster productive relationships among students, faculty, alumni, local, and national professionals
•     An ability to demonstrate knowledge of externally funded academic research and scholarly publications
•      Have record and proof of professional development and profession academic experience
•     Full knowledge of pedagogical issues in construction science in the United States
•     Experience with an engineering/construction academic accreditation process (i.e. -ABET, ACCE, etc.)
•     Professional credentials (i.e. - P.E., LEED, CPC, DBIA, CMAA, etc.)



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