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Department Chair II, Biology

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The required one transcript to be attached should reflect the highest level of education you have attained.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title: Department Chair II, Biology
Position Number:
Functional Area: Biology
Position Type: Faculty
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Hours: Variable
Targeted Hiring Salary: $73,189 - $98,805
Position Summary:

Full-time, 230-day contract position. Prepare and deliver high-quality day, evening, weekend, satellite, and/or online courses in the Biology areas. Manage the successful operation of the department including managing student enrollment and growth. Responsible for scheduling classes, setting goals and objectives, budget preparation and administration, curriculum and program development, program review, student learning outcome assessment, academic advising, faculty staffing, supervision, and evaluation. Provide leadership, motivation, orientation, mentoring, and direction to faculty and staff. Facilitate department meetings and support quality improvement in the department, division, and College. Develop and facilitate traditional and online course development, research and develop potential certificate and program offerings, participate on division and college committees, pursue and support professional development opportunities, market programs, develop articulations with other colleges, and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Education Requirements:

Requires a Master’s degree in Biology or related life science discipline which would allow for teaching courses within the Biology department.

Experience/Qualifications Requirements:

Requires a minimum of three years experience as a full-time faculty member in a college science department. Must have required credentials to be able to teach courses in a discipline within the Biology department.

Requires an understanding of current trends and research regarding student success.

Requires excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team-focused and student-centered environment; ability to utilize technology to enhance learning and communication; and supervisory/managerial experience including budget preparation/administration.

Commitment to the Stark State College mission and vision with a strong emphasis on student access and success.

Licensure or Certification Requirements:
Preferred Qualification:
Department: Biology
Open Date: 08/02/2017
Close Date: 09/24/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The required one transcript to be attached should reflect the highest level of education you have attained.

Stark State College Statement:

Stark State College seeks a candidate with high energy, a collaborative spirit, experience, and the capability of managing growth, ensuring quality, supporting shared governance, exhibiting a positive demeanor, modeling professionalism, and with a manifest commitment to the Stark State College mission, vision and values including diversity, social equity, and student access and success.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree or higher in Biology or related life science discipline?
    • YES
    • NO
  2. * Do you have a minimum of three years as a full-time faculty member in a college science department?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. College Transcripts 1
  3. Cover Letter
  4. List of References
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. College Transcripts 2
  2. College Transcripts 3
  3. Letter of Reference #1
  4. Letter of Reference #2
  5. Letter of Reference #3
  6. Curriculum Vitae