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Chairperson, Natural Sciences

Middlesex College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 7, 2023
Classification Title: Chairperson, Natural Sciences

Salary: $111,587.00 Annually

Department: Natural Sciences

Pay Grade: CHB

Reports To: Dean, Business STEM and Health Professions

FLSA Status: Exempt

Unit: Administrative

Opening Date: 11/6/2023

Closing Date: 1/15/2024 11:59 p.m


Performs administrative work, providing instructional leadership and administrative oversight for related courses and degree programs at a comprehensive community college, including Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Fire Science, and Process Technology. Works collaboratively with faculty and staff and with the College's administrative team to provide a high-quality learning environment for students.


Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Establishes a collaborative working environment and fosters effective communications within the department, division, and campus.
  2. Provides a student-centered environment where students can express concerns and suggestions associated with the department.
  3. Hires, supervises, and evaluates full- and part-time faculty and staff.
  4. Prepares reports and maintains records related to departmental activities, develops budget plans for the department, and oversees budget spending throughout the year.
  5. Determines the courses offered and the associated faculty for each semester.
  6. Works with departmental faculty to develop and approve curricula, select textbooks, implement new instructional and support materials, and assign courses.
  7. Advises Division Dean on all matters pertaining to departmental facilities, curriculum, and staff needs for use in short- and long-range planning for the Division.
  8. Oversees departmental assessment activities, implements changes as needed, and reports progress to Division Dean.
  9. Prepares grant funding proposals to supplement the existing budget when appropriate. Fosters the implementation and oversees the budget for all departmental grants.
  10. Works with departments that provide student services to efficiently deliver those services to students.
  11. Pursues cooperative agreements with area secondary schools and baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.
  12. Develops, maintains, and oversees community contacts, including departmental advisory committees, and fosters a collaborative learning environment for students in the department, including internship and apprenticeship opportunities for students in local and/or regional industries.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in at least one of the departmental disciplines;
  • Three years’ experience teaching at the college level;
  • Three years’ administrative and supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office; and
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Doctoral degree in at least one of the departmental disciplines; and
  • Five years’ experience teaching at the college level.


The work is sedentary work, which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Visual Acuity 1: Have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Hearing 1: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Talking 1: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

SCHEDULE : Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends.

Ten (10) Month Position

RETIREMENT : Pension Eligible

NJ First Act

Any Middlesex College employee hired after September 1, 2011 will have to meet the New Jersey residency law requirement.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Middlesex College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, familial status, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the armed forces of the United States, or disability.

Affirmative Action and Compliance Statement

Middlesex College is firmly committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The College will implement this policy to assure that the educational programs, activities, services, benefits and employment opportunities offered by the College are available to all persons regardless of sex, race, creed, national origin, ancestry, nationality, color, marital status, civil union or domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap (and/or disability), service in the armed forces, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic tests, or refusal to make available results of genetic tests, in accordance with State and Federal laws. All employees and students are expected to accept these principles and to reflect their spirit in everyday relationships with fellow employees and students. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Middlesex College, Chambers Hall, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08818-3050.

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