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Job No. 144530

  • Job Title:
  • Department Chairperson, Social Sciences
  • Employer:
  • Miami Dade College
  • Location:
  • Miami , FL
  • Posting Date:
  • 19-May-2021
  • Description:

  • Job Summary

    This position provides academic leadership to the Social Sciences Department and serves as an integral member of the College and Campus administrative team. Facilitates learning, quality teaching, scholarship, and services. Provides support and advice in the collective bargaining process, and ensures adherence to relevant areas of any collective bargaining agreement. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Supervises the development and /or revision of curricula, and implements instructional programs
    Develops course schedules and faculty assignments
    Hires, supervises, evaluates personnel
    Prepares and maintains departmental budgets
    Manages labs, equipment, and other departmental resources
    Teaches at least one course within the discipline per academic year
    Ensures the effective implementation of the faculty advancement processes
    Provides program information and ensures the availability of advisement services for students
    Serves on Campus and College-wide committees
    Participates in the development and implementation of College policies, procedures, and guidelines
    Resolves issues and problems that may arise with faculty, staff, and students
    Provides training opportunities for employees
    Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements

    Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, History , or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years relevant work experience in higher education and /or teaching; or Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in Social Science, Psychology, History, or related discipline and five (5) years relevant work experience in higher education and /or teaching
    All educational degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
    Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
    Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of instructional systems development, training methods, techniques and formats
    Knowledge of the requirements of accreditation agencies
    Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
    Skill in budget preparation and management
    Skill in computer applications
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, 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 customers, 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 supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
    Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
    Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment

    Essential Position

    This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.

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