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Program Director

Company: University of Charleston
Location: Charleston
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

The principal objective for the Program Director is to provide leadership and administrative oversight to the Health Science Core Curriculum. Enhance the quality of the outcomes-based learning experiences for students at the University of Charleston. Support departmental faculty in the use of best practices in teaching, learning, online teaching, assessment, and scholarship. Foster professional development activities that assist departmental faculty in career development and student learning pedagogies. This position is a 12-month contract/Teaching Track and reports to the Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Qualifications:

Has demonstrated leadership ability as an academician and scholar as evidenced by current or previous experience as lead faculty, program director, or program chair

Has implemented outcomes-based curriculum within own professional practice

Has demonstrated the capacity to provide support and assistance around outcomes-based learning to faculty colleagues

Has demonstrated the capacity to manage fiscal resources expeditiously

Has demonstrated the capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues toward institutional, program, school, and departmental goals

Prior teaching experience at the rank of Instructor or above

Has demonstrated the ability to effectively teach online courses

Has proven leadership experience working with a variety of students, traditional and non-traditional

Has demonstrated the ability to manage multiple projects

Has demonstrated the capacity to work with various communities of interest, both internally and externally

Responsibilities:

Advises pre health sciences students, especially pre-nursing students

Provides administrative oversight for the program

Teaches within the health sciences discipline

Endorses and actively advances the mission of the University and outcomes-based learning

Participates in program and course development, implementation, evaluation, revision, and planning

Schedules and presides over regular program meetings

Maintains file of departmental records including budgets, goal statements, alumni career information surveys

Reviews and revises all catalog information for the program

Develops program teaching schedules and assigns faculty appropriately

Coordinates the procurement of library materials, textbooks for instruction, audio-visual materials, and other learning resources

Oversees and coordinates acquisition of equipment and space needed for delivery of instruction

Prepares appropriate studies, and documents for University administration and outside agencies

Communicates to the program faculty in an accurate and timely manner the University policies and reasons for policies as well as other information helpful to the “good of the order”

Assigns mentors to work with new faculty for career development

Assumes responsibility for determining coverage for classes in the event of absence of faculty members due to continuing education or illness

Provides input into budget process and manages the program budget

Recruits program faculty and makes recommendations for hiring, retention, and promotion

Enhances the quality of the scholarship of teaching and the scholarship of service within the program

Models a variety of means of creating resource enhancements for the program

Participates in the review of the design and the delivery of outcomes-based and online learning experiences for students

Hires and evaluates part-time faculty (adjunct) in consultation with the Associate Dean

Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of active learning pedagogies

Shares responsibility for reviewing course syllabi and pedagogical practices

Ensures all syllabi are uploaded to eLearn prior to the start of each semester

Shares responsibility for developing a public culture of assessment; completes annual assessment report

Serves as the program spokesperson for student recruitment, program promotion, and program revision

Evaluates program faculty performance in the classroom and online

Provides leadership for advancing program curricular reform, program planning and program review, and maintains program integrity

Works directly with HSCI adjunct faculty to ensure their courses are up to date, engaging and meeting student learning needs

Guidance for students

Serves as the discipline consultant for assigned students

Maintains scheduled office hours to be available to students

Supervises the gathering and dissemination of information for students about graduate and professional schools and careers and assists students in pursuing these goals

Supports program-related student clubs and organizations

Service

Participates in the recruitment and retention of students for the program

Serves as a mentor to inexperienced faculty

Serves on department, school, and university committees

Participates in University functions such as chair meetings, registration, convocations, commencement, faculty meetings, etc.

Assists program colleagues in using the faculty evaluation process to stimulate professional growth

Continues professional development in technology, pedagogy, online learning, and scholarship

Employs professional development activities to advance practice, teaching and learning, and the scholarship of discovery

Assumes responsibility for keeping programs credential files current and reflective of continued professional growth and activities

Additional responsibilities

Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Dean

CREDENTIALS

Shall possess proficiency in, but not limited to, the areas of curriculum design, program

administration/evaluation, instruction and counseling.

Shall document a master’s degree from an accredited institution in an accepted area.

Shall document a minimum of five years’ experience as a full-time faculty member

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names of three professional references with contact information (including email address if available) to:

University of Charleston

Mindy Smith-Amburgey, Associate Dean Health Science

2300 MacCorkle Ave, SE

Charleston, West Virginia 25304

mindysmith@ucwv.edu

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity employer

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