Human Services Department Head and Faculty
Wor-Wic Community College is accepting applications for a full-time faculty member to lead the Human Services department which includes psychology, sociology, chemical dependency counseling, health and wellness, early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and history. Duties include providing academic and professional leadership for the department, developing the curriculum, scheduling classes and assigning faculty, preparing and monitoring the departmental budgets, and assessing academic quality.
The following list is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position.
A Credit Faculty Department Head:
- Has the principal responsibility for one or more credit programs and faculty-related functions, including the development of innovations in the curriculum, class scheduling, faculty teaching assignments, preparation and expenditure of departmental budgets, academic quality and institutional standards
- Has the responsibility of a full-time faculty member with a teaching load of 30 credit hours per academic year or the equivalent for 10-month employees or 36 credit hours per fiscal year or the equivalent for 12-month employees, reduced appropriately by the level of administrative responsibility required by his or her department
- Provides academic and professional leadership for the maintenance of high standards of instruction
- Provides direction for the evaluation and utilization of new instructional techniques and methods
- Assumes responsibility for the timely review of departmental course descriptions in the syllabus and college catalog in cooperation with appropriate faculty members
- Assumes primary responsibility for the development of new courses and for the revision of current courses, coordinating such development with other department heads or faculty members when appropriate, and makes such recommendations to the dean who forwards to the vice president for academic affairs; serves on the curriculum committee
- Assumes responsibility for the development and approval of a syllabus for each course assigned within the department
- Assumes responsibility for the review, coordination and selection of texts and instructional materials for the department
- Assumes responsibility for the orientation of new faculty members regarding departmental matters
- Prepares class and faculty schedules for submission to the dean who forwards to the vice president for academic affairs
- Conducts departmental meetings when appropriate
- Assists with the development of proposals for public and private projects or program grants
- Assures departmental articulation with the community, other institutions of higher education, area schools and businesses
- Manages the annual and five-year comprehensive assessment processes per the Wor-Wic Community College assessment plan. Also works in collaboration with the divisional dean for the final content of the assessment report prior to the report's review by the vice president for academic affairs
- Coordinates and supervises and evaluates full- and part-time faculty members and administrative staff in the department
- Administers a testing program for proficiency examinations
- Recommends books and related materials for the Blackwell Library at Salisbury University when relevant to the discipline
- Coordinates the program advisory committee in his or her department
- Reviews and approves course and program-level assessment, benchmarks and results
- Maintains departmental records
- Assists with the college's job placement process
- Consults, assists and supports the academic advising center
- Attends meetings, conferences and faculty development activities as required
- Attends graduation ceremonies
- Performs other duties as assigned by the dean
- Master’s degree in one of the fields the position supervises
- Three years of full-time college teaching experience.
- Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
- A master’s degree in social science,
- A doctoral degree,
- Supervisory experience, and/or
- Proven administrative experience.
- The right candidate will represent our commitment to excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion; collaborate and cooperate with others to accomplish the goals of the college; and support new and creative ideas to enhance institutional effectiveness.
This is a full-time faculty position with an excellent fringe benefits package. The starting salary is competitive, depending upon qualifications and experience.
The right candidate will represent our commitment to excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion; collaborate and cooperate with others to accomplish the goals of the college; and support new and creative ideas to enhance institutional effectiveness.
It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Please do not use "See Resume" or similar language in the job application, even if a resume is required. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The college reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine and/or eliminate positions at any time.
Applications received by May 28 will be given first consideration; the position will remain open until filled.