Program Chair, College of Humanities and Sciences

US-UT-Salt Lake City
Company
University of Phoenix
Job Family
Academic Affairs
Virtual Eligible
No
Requisition ID
2017-8649
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

The Program Chair has oversight of faculty and faculty leadership for the Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling CACREP accredited Program for the College of Humanities & Sciences. This position is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, and maintenance of strategies around the faculty lifecycle and ensuring the quality and integrity of the instruction of the college programs and other educational offerings. Collaborates with local campus stakeholders to build productive relationships with outside organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Represents and serves as an advocate for the mission of the College of Humanities and Sciences and the University to internal and external stakeholders, including the local campuses, shared services, operations, and others. Builds a strong community with regular, open communication between students, faculty, administration, and staff
  • Engages in tasks associated with the direct supervision of academic affairs staff including, but not limited to: coaching, conducting performance evaluations, approving PTO, disciplinary action, recognition, and development 
  • Collaborates with faculty recruiting teams to identify and recruit qualified faculty while maintaining a sustainable curricular model. Assess program faculty composition in light of diversity, visibility, and program goals and teaching effectiveness. Develop a multi-year hiring plan and provide recommendations for new positions, promotions and hires. Collaborate with shared services teams to select faculty mentors, review mentorship evaluations and make recommendations regarding faculty selection
  • Develops and maintains the academic quality and integrity of the college programs and discipline via frequent collaboration and communication with academic and program deans. Uses data, including student learning outcome data, program performance data, student/faculty/alumni survey data, etc. to ensure program quality and use for program improvement. Monitor, review, and retain program-specific documents, including internship and practicum documentation when applicable. Work with academic affairs staff to manage the day-to-day running of the program
  • Advises, coaches and mentors faculty on how to deliver course content/PD more effectively, with an emphasis on improving student/educator engagement, performance, and success. Promote excellence in teaching, research, and service aligned with Boyer’s model of research
  • Recognizes success, hard work, and growth in faculty through different methods. Makes a culture of recognition, appreciation and engagement a priority
  • Evaluates and provides detailed feedback on faculty performance and development through the regular completion of Classroom Performance Reviews (CPR) and/or by overseeing the completion of CPRs by others
  • Investigates and addresses performance deficiencies and/or violations of the Faculty Handbook with appropriate remediation and coaching. Implement, communicates, monitors, and ensures adherence to University academic policies, standards and practices. Provides academic guidance and policy interpretation to faculty as needed or requested. Responds to student and faculty program concerns and ensures appropriate routing for resolution
  • Assists the Dean of Faculty and/or other college personnel with the development of strategies in the faculty lifecycle to improve faculty engagement and support. Supports, executes, and implements the college’s strategies for faculty
  • Identifies and leverages institutional best practices among faculty and identifies the best method of dissemination and distribution of teaching methods that support student success and enhance program quality. Evaluate faculty metrics and other data to identify opportunities for professional development, training, mentorship, coaching, engagement, etc.
  • Acts as a content area expert, providing the college with support and feedback in the development, review, and revision of curriculum. In addition, may provide content area expertise to other stakeholders such as business to business, technology, operations, accreditation, assessment, etc. Regularly assesses student learning in partnership with faculty and uses the results to inform strategic decisions about curricula, facilities, technology, hiring, etc.
  • Monitors and evaluates external agencies (internships and student teaching) to determine their effectiveness. Provides recommendations for continued use of agencies. This includes initiating contacts with agencies to secure and update necessary affiliation agreements and appropriate internships. Establishes and enhances academic and professional networks for the program
  • Partners with local campus leadership and other stakeholders to identify market opportunities to build relationships and partnerships that will add credibility to the degree program, build the perceived reputation and value of our offerings, and support cohorts of programs/PD/other educational offerings. Represents the College of Humanities and Sciences as appropriate in its relationship with the community by participating in targeted events, conference, meetings and workshops and partnering with other chairs to foster the effective use of resources
  • Participates in and may lead task forces and committees to represent and address academic concerns to college management team and/or administration, as well as plan, implement, and coordinate campus and/or regional activities to maximize service quality effectiveness and efficiency
  • Maintains a professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing, professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. This includes maintaining a general knowledge of emerging issues and trends related to the respective content areas and maintaining a record of research and scholarship.
  • Other duties as assigned or apparent
  • Frequent travel will be required

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision or closely related field REQUIRED
  • At least one (1) year of full time equivalent teaching in a counselor education program prior to July 2013
  • Two (2) years of documented experience practicing counseling, managing counseling agencies and/or administrating academic programs
  • Two (2) years of Clinical Supervision experience required
  • Proven experience as demonstrated through five (5) years of experience in a progressively responsible capacity in an education or business environment directing processes, procedures, and activities, as well as participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and budgets
  • Three (3) years of experience of demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles/practices, curriculum development, and academic content area
  • Three (3) years of proven experience in teaching and/or administration at a regionally accredited college or University with adult education experience
  • Must remain a University of Phoenix faculty member in good standing within the College of Humanities and Sciences; will be required to teach a minimum of two courses in a counselor education program within a twelve month period
  • A current and unencumbered state issued license, or eligible to become licensed within the first 12 months of employment
  • Must demonstrate and maintain a record of research, scholarship, or achievement as defined by the school/college in the context of Boyer’s model

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate with faculty, students, employees and external parties as it relates to the management of the respective campus and college programs
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrated a high level of conceptual and strategic thinking to establish budget, goals, and processes, utilize data and activities in conjunction with University standards and guidelines 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, building relationships/partnerships, ability to communicate professionally, persuasively and confidently over phone, email and in face-to-face appointments to accurately convey information and increase positive awareness of the University
  • Working knowledge of personal software packages to prepare correspondence, reports, as well as create and generate spreadsheets
  • Ability to convey a professional image, as well as effectively represent the organization as appropriate in its relationship with the community

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

 

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