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Academic Chairperson -- Public Health

Chicago State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time
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The Department of Public Health in the College of Health Sciences is seeking a skilled and knowledgeable public health professional to serve as its chair. The Department of Public Health has as its mission to prepare public health practitioners and scholars at both the undergraduate and graduate level who are able to identify and assess the needs of communities and populations; plan, implement and evaluate programs to enhance health and achieve equity in health status through organized community efforts, especially among urban minority populations.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Develop, in consultation with faculty members, goals and objectives for the Department in the areas of education, research and scholarly activities, and service, which articulate with the College’s mission and programmatic goals and objectives; Assure that the Department meets union contractual guidelines and regulations; Prepare, in consultation with faculty members in the department, course goals and objectives, descriptions and revisions of educational and training programs and curricula, and course descriptions for the College of Health Sciences catalog and for the Curriculum Committee; Work with the Curriculum and Assessment Committees to assure the academic rigor and integrity of the aforementioned courses; Work with the faculty and the Dean to prepare the appropriate documents to obtain CEPH accreditation for both the bachelor’s  program and the MPH program; Prepare, in consultation with the Dean, the annual budget and supervise the implementation of the budget; Critically review department records on a regular basis to evaluate the quality of the education, research, and service provided; Facilitate the development of research programs and stimulate the faculty to participate actively in research programs; Supervise and plan for department facilities; Select department staff, supervise their duties, and evaluate their performance, when applicable in accordance with the non-academic personnel policies in force; Assign to other members of the Department such specific duties as will make possible effective operations of the Department; Schedule, prepare the agenda for, and preside over all departmental faculty meetings and forward minutes of these meetings on a regular basis to the members of the Department and the Office of the Dean; Maintain up-to-date departmental records; Prepare an annual report on the Department’s progress; Recruit faculty, as needed, to meet the mission of the Department and acquaint new faculty members with department and college policies and procedures; Perform annual faculty performance reviews, prepare written evaluations and professional development plans, make candid and documented recommendations regarding promotion in academic rank/advancement to tenure/renewal of contracts of members of the Department; Organize the instructional schedule of the Department giving due consideration to individual faculty workload and delegate teaching responsibilities of each discipline to assure that the educational obligations for courses administered by the Department are satisfied; Evaluate student complaints regarding the Department or its members and handle them in accordance with standard institutional procedures; Encourage and facilitate the professional development of members of the Department, including active participation by faculty members in professional societies and in research/scholarly activities; Establish and coordinate corporate and professional liaisons; Present lectures, workshops, and laboratory exercises, as required, within the professional curriculum; Assist the Dean with the procurement and allocation of public and private funding; and Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean. 

The Minimum Qualifications for this position are:

Earned Ph.D. or DRPH in Public Health or equivalent degree in a related discipline(s), and an MPH

Demonstrated leadership and management skills

Demonstrated research abilities

Excellent communication skills are required. 

If interested apply to Chicago State University via our People Admin System at the following location: 


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