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Department Chairperson, School of Health Sciences

Miami Dade College
Miami, Florida
Posted Date
Apr 28, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Miami Dade College, Medical Campus is now accepting applications for Department Chairperson, School of Health Sciences. The Department Chairperson provides academic leadership to various programs in the School of Health Sciences. This individual facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarships and services. The Department Chair serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team.  The Department Chairperson also provides support and advise in the collective bargaining process and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the development and/or revision of curricula, and implements instructional programs
  • Communicates with full-time and part-time faculty on curriculum and instruction matters and ensures ongoing development of staff
  • Ensures that School of Health Sciences programs are in compliance with Florida Department of Education and Program Accreditation Body
  • Secures additional resources to support the programs through grant-writing, partnerships, contributions, and sponsorships; maintains data to support systematic program evaluation
  • Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates full and part-time personnel; provides training opportunities for employees Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff, and students
  • Devises and supervises student recruitment and retention efforts; ensures efficient and effective student advisement
  • Prepares and maintains departmental budgets
  • Manages labs, equipment, and other departmental resources
  • Ensures the effective implementation of the faculty advancement processes
  • Provides program information and ensures the availability of advisement services
  • Teaches at least one course within the discipline per academic year
  • Works closely with the Dean of the School of Health Sciences
  • Serves on Campus and College-wide committees; participates in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines


  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a health science discipline and at least five (5) years of combined experience in higher education as an educator and administrator
  • All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies
  • Possess exceptional organizational skills
  • Possess skills in budget preparation and management
  • Ability to supervise and train staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
  • Possess 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
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Possess excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Possess computer application skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 
  • Ability to travel between program locations Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekends assignments
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff


Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse, and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 164,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.


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