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Department Chair of Engineering and Technology
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
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Date Posted 05/22/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details


Working Title Department Chair of Engineering and Technology
Position Status Full Time
Department School of Business and Industry
General Summary

Manage disciplines within each school under supervision of the Dean. The Department Chair would oversee the Physics, Engineering, BAAS in Automation, Instrumentation and Electronics Technology, and Computer Sciences programs.

Specific Position Duties

Faculty Duties 1. Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field; 2. Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college including CollegeNOW® Academy (Dual Credit) classes; 3. Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners; 4. Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; 5. Administers assessments which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives; 6. By various ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; 7. Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; 8. Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; 9. Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner; 10. Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means; 11. Effectively handles routine procedures necessary for the successful, day-to-day operation of the department as delegated by the department chair; 12. Submits required reports and schedules in a timely manner to the department chair; 13. Maintains effective relationships with professional counterparts throughout the college and the community; 14. Maintains individual student advisement on degree plans and degree applications in order to comply with completion requirements; 15. Assists with recruiting, marketing, and outreach for department programs; 16. Actively participates in college functions and events, and engages in community service. DRI Position Specific Duties 17. Direct the schedule build for the discipline; 18. Ensure compliance with instructional practices; 19. Manage, budget, and order supplies; 20. Schedule department meetings and maintain minutes to submit to the Dean of the School; 21. Lead class observations for returning faculty; 22. Support LED and faculty in Core Program Outcome documentation and assist in assessment; 23. Hire adjuncts and oversee adjunct support plan; 24. Initial signature for forms (leave, incompletes, student schedule changes, etc.); 25. Oversee curricular development; 26. Attend meetings as scheduled; 27. Perform annual faculty evaluations; 28. Address student complaints; 29. Attend completion ceremonies, such college graduation; 30. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Credentialed and qualified to serve as full-time faculty in the program areas they lead; 2) Teaching experience; 3) Oral and written communication skills needed to deal effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds; 4) Master degree in engineering or related field.

Preferred Qualifications  
Reporting Relationship  
Work Hours Varied according to schedule
Posting Number F00050P
Job Open Date 05/13/2020
Special Instructions Summary  
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.odessa.edu/postings/2146
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