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Department Chair for English & Foreign Languages
York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina
 
 
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Date Posted 02/13/2020
Category
Executive-Dean-Liberal Arts
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 03/02/2020
 
 
 
 
 

POSITION: Department Chair for English & Foreign Languages - BCAS/English Department
Position# 137756 (UG14/Slot0027/Band00)
STARTING SALARY: Actual starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in English or a related field; 18 graduate
hours in English or a related program; minimum of three (3) years teaching experience in related field.
Previous academic supervisory experience is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of diverse learning styles and ability to implement
methodologies to promote effective teaching and learning; knowledge of instruction technology, and
ability to use alternative delivery methods to promote student success. Knowledge and implementation of
effective supervisory and administrative management principles and practices. Strong leadership,
interpersonal, and mentoring skills. Communication skills (writing, speaking, and listening) to interact
with students, peers, administration, and the general public. Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other professional organizations; ability to work
independently and in groups. Ability to present professional appearance and implement measures to
maintain health and wellness. Ability to think critically to carry out essential functions of the position.
Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive issues with tact and resourcefulness. Ability to work a
flexible as needed. Ability to teach day, night, and/or weekend classes; ability to travel to three-county
service delivery area.
SPECIFIC DUTIES
1. The Department Chair provides leadership to: plan and pursue the strategic and operational goals of
the department and ensure quality programs and services to promote student success; implement
the instructional, administrative and fiscal functions of the department; implement curriculum
development and new program planning; recruit, develop, mentor, and evaluate faculty and staff to
meet the needs of the department and support student success initiatives; plan and monitor
departmental budgets, special projects, and capital equipment needs; develop and submit
department needs/requests/proposals using input from Program Coordinators, faculty, staff,
students, advisory committees, curriculum review meetings, accreditation agencies, etc.; ensures
compliance with College, State and regional/professional association accreditation guidelines;
prepare and submit necessary reports and documentation to maintain effective operation of the
program; set goals and monitor program enrollment, retention, placement, student learning
outcomes, and institutional effectiveness outcomes; document and use results for continuous
improvement of the department’s programs and services; plan effective advising, orientation, and
course scheduling for students in the department; actively participate and positively represent
the department and the College on internal and external committees; in partnerships with
business/industry, government, public education, and other higher education institutions; and in
the general community.
2. Assumes teaching responsibilities for assigned courses. Prepares lectures. Updates syllabi, course
competencies, and lesson objectives. Prepares, administers and evaluates tests. Selects textbooks
and resource materials. Providing students with appropriate course materials (syllabus, calendar,
policy statements or guidelines). Adhering to course competencies in the preparation and delivery of
instruction. Being organized and prepared for classes. Teaching and testing relevant content. Paces
instruction and varies delivery to meet different learning styles. Provides appropriate and timely
feedback. Maintains a positive environment for optimum student performance. Provides for and
value appropriate student input. Maintains accepted standards of achievement. Paces instruction
and varies delivery to meet different learning styles. Provides appropriate and timely feedback.
Maintains a positive environment for optimum student performance. Provides for and value
appropriate student input. Maintains accepted standards of achievement.
3. College and/or other Community Service through: Promoting the College as possible. Assisting in
recruitment and placement. Cooperating with and participating in projects and activities of the
College and, as appropriate, in the community. Serving on advisory committees as requested.
Promoting and supporting the continuing education program of the College. Maintaining a
cooperative working relationship with college personnel.
4. Instructional Development through: Coordinating with the department manager and other faculty,
preparing and maintaining competency-based course syllabi and support materials for all courses.
Assisting with selection of textbooks and other instructional resources.
5. Student Advisement through: Providing appropriate academic guidance. Maintaining office hours
and being available during assigned and optimum times for advising. Cooperating as part of the
advising team for the program. Assisting students as possible in setting and meeting short- and
long-range educational goals. Taking advantage of advising training. Learning and using computer
resources to access data and properly advise students. Being knowledgeable of institutional policies,
procedures and programs. Making referrals and conducting follow-up as appropriate. Using
discretion in dealing with confidential information.
6. Instructional Management through: Maintaining required and appropriate records and files.
Submitting all reports in an accurate and timely manner. Practicing effective classroom
management. Prioritizing duties and using time wisely. Maintaining current files for courses.
Handling student work and records in a professional manner.
7. Professional Development through: Seeking ways to keep current in the teaching field. Developing
an annual professional development plan (with short- and long-range goals) in keeping with the
College’s mission and institutional goals. Participating in appropriate courses, seminars and
workshops, especially those that introduce new ideas or practices. Performing other duties as
required.
To apply, please complete an on-line employment application at www.yorktech.edu/hr or come to the Human
Resources Department, 452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC, 29730, to complete an on-line employment
application. Applications accepted until
March 2, 2020.
YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. 
SOUTH CAROLINA LAW PROHIBITS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON: RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL 
ORIGIN, SEX, INCLUDING PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH (FOR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS), AGE, OR DISABILITY. 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 41‐1‐110 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SC, AS AMENDED, THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS 
DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE EMPLOYER. 

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