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Division Chair - Sciences and Math

Employer
Wagner College
Location
Staten Island, New York
Salary
90,000 - 113,000
Date posted
Oct 6, 2023

Job Details

Wagner College invites applications for an inaugural Division Chair of Sciences & Math to begin June 1, 2024 or an earlier spring start date is negotiable and preferred. The Division Chair of Sciences and Math serves as a transformational leader and mentor to faculty colleagues, as a collaborator with other college departments and leaders including professional programs, and as an advocate for the Sciences and Math Division. The division chair will partner with faculty and administration to provide leadership, vision, direction, and inspiration to help achieve the next highest levels in teaching, research, and service activities in the division.

The Division Chair of Sciences & Math reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Beyond maintaining a mission driven program, the Division Chair is ultimately responsible for guiding the department’s programs, enrollment, curricular quality, assessment, and faculty scholarship/service. This is a 12-month position with some teaching responsibilities expected. Disciplines represented in Sciences & Math include Biology, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

The Division Chair of Sciences and Math responsibilities include the abilities to:

  • Lead and manage the division including strategic planning, curriculum development, support for instruction and research, budget preparation and management, course planning and scheduling, faculty contracts, and other operational responsibilities.
  • Establish an agenda which has innovation and growth at its center with a vision for shaping the division and each department in ways that support equity and access.
  • Help facilitate the development of new strategies for increased student enrollment, retention, and success, including underrepresented populations.
  • Lead accreditation and assessment efforts and successfully collaborate with faculty to strengthen academic excellence.
  • Understand the spectrum of pedagogies and practices within the division.
  • Lead and/or support grant writing and fundraising efforts
  • Mentor and support fellow faculty and students
  • Collaborate with faculty to highlight the liberal arts pedagogy, experiential learning, and civic engagement within the division’s curriculum.
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor.
  • Develop and maintain key strategic partnerships, i.e., collaborating and communicating with disciplines outside the division including professional programs, and with partners outside of the college when appropriate.
  • Strong commitment to ensuring inclusive teaching and practices throughout the division.

Position Qualifications

MINIMUM:

  • Doctorate in a discipline represented within the STEM fields.
  • Three years of administrative experience as a college or university department chair or program director.
  • Three years of experience leading or facilitating college or university-wide committees. Experience leading diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Experience using digital tools for teaching and collaboration.
  • A demonstrated record of scholarship.

PREFERRED:

  • Three years of experience leading organizational change.
  • Experience writing successful grants.
  • Experience successfully leading an accreditation process (e.g. Professional Educator Licensing Standards Board, Regional and/or National Accreditation).
  • Experience teaching online and in graduate level programs.

Wagner College

Located in Staten Island, NY and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1,500 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. Wagner College offers 34 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in six fields. The most popular majors include business administration, nursing, theatre, physician assistant, arts administration, and psychology. All students complete internships or practica during their time at Wagner, over 90 percent of courses contain fewer than 30 students, and 37 percent of students participate in study abroad experiences. A recent faculty-led revision to the general education program deploys an impressive skill-based approach with a strong emphasis on writing, reading, oral competence, research, creativity, intercultural competence, technological competence and information literacy, and quantitative and critical thought. Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a member of the American Council on Education, The Council of Independent Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Statement and Guiding Principles

Wagner College commits to fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the institution. This requires the building of a community of students, faculty, administration, and staff who reflect the diversity of our society. The College recognizes the educational benefits for all its members that flow from such a community.  We acknowledge past and present social inequities and seek to address them. The College encourages inquiry and reasoned dialogue in a climate of mutual respect and openness that enables genuine liberal arts and professional education.

Application Materials

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s ability to meet the position qualifications and highlighting relevant aspects of (a) teaching, (b) professional service, and (c) your specific interest in Wagner College as a liberal arts institution at its foundation.
  • A statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging specifically addressing you teaching, professional service, and your impact in these areas
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Please send the application materials to:

Joy Stapleton

joy.stapleton@wagner.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.

Additional Information
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $90,000 - $113,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning centered endeavor.

Preparing all students for such leadership requires a coherent, efficient, effective and universal educational program and a focused Faculty and Administration, supported by an equally committed Board of Trustees.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

Wagner College offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development and individual excellence.

Wagner College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wagner College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company

Located in Staten Island, NY and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1,500 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. Wagner College offers 34 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in six fields. The most popular majors include business administration, nursing, theatre, physician assistant, arts administration, and psychology. All students complete internships or practica during their time at Wagner, over 90 percent of courses contain fewer than 30 students, and 37 percent of students participate in study abroad experiences. A recent faculty-led revision to the general education program deploys an impressive skill-based approach with a strong emphasis on writing, reading, oral competence, research, creativity, intercultural competence, technological competence and information literacy, and quantitative and critical thought. Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a member of the American Council on Education, The Council of Independent Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

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