During the application process you have one opportunity to upload documents as a combined PDF. The page âœMy Experienceâ has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload the file.
This one combined PDF must include:
Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
Transcripts â“ If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration.
Position will serve as an as a full-time, 9-month, tenured position, at the Associate Professor rank, as well as, serve as Department Head for School of Social Work with half-time teaching responsibilities. Additionally, the Department Head will have duties during the summer months. Position is responsible for developing a productive and collaborative atmosphere, mentoring faculty, developing an effective shared governance system, working effectively with the college dean and senior administration, building excellence in curriculum and coursework scheduling in collaboration with the department faculty, and initiating and sustaining an externally funded research program. In addition, the position is responsible for providing direction to and supervising the staff of the department.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works collaboratively with faculty to build a positive culture and effective structures, policies and communications channels.
Serves as the chief advocate for advancing the mission of the college and the institution.
Assesses departmental performance and determines critical requirements for program practices and documentation.
Leads best practice expectations for recruitment and retention of students, faculty success, alumni relations, securing and managing extramural funding, and other scholarly and fundraising initiatives.
Promote and mentor the professional development of faculty within the academic department. Encourages and supports attendance at professional conferences, grant writing, academic and research publications, professional consulting, mentoring, and community engagement. Mentorâ™s faculty to success in achieving tenure and advancing through ranks. Maintains professional development and ongoing success of season faculty.
Performs annual evaluations of faculty and staff. Develop annual performance plans outlining what each faculty or staff member will accomplish in the coming year. Combine results of individual plans to produce an annual performance plan for the academic unit as a whole.
Ensures that departmental course offerings optimize resources and are offered in a timely manner with adequate student input to ensure the smooth flow of student progress toward graduation.
Exercises fiduciary responsibility on all departmental operating, special, and endowment accounts as well as fixed and consumable assets assigned to departmental programs. Monitors dedicated scholarships closely and ensures that awards are made in a timely fashion.
Develops and improves departmental plan for curriculum development, review and revision. Utilizes course student assessments and input from faculty, program graduates, and external stakeholders / employers. Utilizes results from these assessments to identify and respond to areas of greater demand and to seek out new areas of strength.
Oversee, in conjunction with program faculty and departmental staff, an effective and continuous student academic advising program for each academic program of study in the department. Monitors graduation rates, and ensures compliance with any relevant Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements, particularly, where appropriate, state-mandated core curriculum learning goals. Collaborates with departmental faculty to mentor new graduate students and ensure that any graduate assistants employed by the department, including those supported by extramural funds, receive appropriate training and mentoring to enable them to perform their job assignments professionally.
Serves as the primary liaison with the dean, graduate school, the registrar, and institutional effectiveness.
Oversees the assessment processes used for regional accreditation.
Keeps faculty informed of institutional issues in a timely and transparent fashion and manages departmental student issues; the graduation process; employment of adjunct faculty and GAs; departmental and program marketing, including the departmental website; student internships; alumni records; departmental fund-raising initiatives; ordering of equipment and/or supplies; facility renovations; and the completion of various required reports.
Provides direction and supervision for the Planetarium staff.
Serves on selected departmental, college and university committees.
Education: Ph.D. in Social Work or related field with a minimum of two years experience.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Academic background commensurate with the rank of associate professor or higher. Proven records of College/University leadership experience, higher edcuation teaching experience, and a commitment to shared governance and quality programs.
Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students, as well as people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends as needed. Ability to travel.
Leadership experience at the department head level. Knowledge and experience working with Council on Social Work Education accreditation standards and processes. Higher education teaching and advising experience. Demonstrated experience with budgeting; curriculum / course design and implementation; procuring external funding; and distance education. Evidence of effective interaction with students, faculty, administration, and community and active participation in professional organizations.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Departmental faculty and staff.
Internal Number: R-014749
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