Summary: The Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice is responsible for coordinating the administrative functions of all academic programs in the department according to Stevenson University and School of Humanities and Social Sciences policies and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting, assessing program quality and effectiveness, hiring and training faculty, scheduling of classes, preparing and managing the budget, and mentoring, monitoring and evaluating performance of personnel. The Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice also fulfills all responsibilities of a full-time faculty member, as defined in the Stevenson University Policy Manual and in the Full-Time Faculty Job Description approved by the faculty of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The teaching load requirement is one-half of the full-time faculty teaching load (12 contact hours per calendar year).
Department: School of Humanities & Social Sciences: Criminal Justice
Education/Experience: Earned Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related field, plus five years full-time college teaching experience in criminal justice or sociology (or a related field), with an emphasis on criminal justice, and research or work background in criminal justice, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to be hired at the rank of Associate Professor or higher. Administrative experience desired.
Knowledge/Skills/Ability: Demonstrated ability to create and implement a vision for the Department of Criminal Justice that aligns with the mission and vision of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and of the University.Demonstrated ability to bring together a diverse group of faculty and staff and to lead them in a manner consistent with the principles of shared governance.Professional commitment to leadership, with a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated team-building ability.Strong analytical and quantitative reasoning skills.Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing curricula at the course and/or program level.Strong commitment to integrity, excellence, learning, and community.Strong commitment to professional development.Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel is required. Database management and other computer skills are valued.Experience implementing effective educational assessment practices.Experience with and strong commitment to undergraduate research programs.Ability to travel.Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Physical Requirements: Medium work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. Position requires additional hours for meetings and events, including days, evenings, and weekends.
Essential Functions: ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITYWork under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and in cooperation with faculty and other campus leaders to meet the goals of the Program, School, and University.Serve as the first point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and others regarding questions and issues pertaining to the Department.Represent the Department to students, parents, professional organizations, external partners, and other relevant constituencies.Coordinate assessment of student learning including developing and implementing assessment plans, writing reports, leading periodic program reviews, and making recommendations for changes or additional support needed to ensure continual improvement.Assess program quality and effectiveness on an annual basis, according to School of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Stevenson University guidelines and timelines.Make recommendations regarding curriculum revision or development to School and University administration, as appropriate.Facilitate the development, implementation, and revision of curriculum in collaboration with Department faculty and staff and other relevant campus offices as needed.Perform supervisory responsibilities including recruiting, hiring, coaching, managing, monitoring, and evaluating full and part-time faculty, staff, and student workers, and manage payroll where relevant.Serve as the first point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and others regarding questions, complaints, and issues concerning university policies and procedures.Schedule classes offered by the Department in consultation with the Registrars Office and other relevant Department Chairs, and assign teaching responsibilities.Collaborate with Career Services and the Industry Specialist for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to support students in preparing for life after Stevenson.Oversee and evaluate student internship and experiential learning opportunities.Coordinate and/or participate in outreach and recruitment activities including, but not limited to, scheduled information sessions, open houses, and freshmen and transfer registration sessions.Serve as the first level of review for academic integrity violations.Develop strategic initiatives and manage the Department operating budget in consultation with Department faculty and staff and the Dean, as appropriate.Attend all University Faculty/Staff meetings and relevant academic Department/School meetings.Attend professional development workshops, meetings, and conferences related to responsibilities as Department Chair, including those of professional societies.Actively engage in collaborative pursuits and in forging relationships and partnerships with external and internal constituencies, including alumni.Provide leadership on retention initiatives and foster a sense of community through departmental events, public relations, and alumni outreach.Foster an inclusive and collaborative work environment and maintain high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom.INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY Engage in instructional activity totaling 12 contact hours per calendar year.Maintain and improve competence in subjects being taughtPrepare courses and syllabi in accordance with published faculty workload guidelinesProvide feedback to students via assignments and examsHold office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week).Meet with students as related to instructional activity.Evaluate, update, and revise courses regularly.Participate in the assessment activities of the Department, School, and University.Advise students, which includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular, and career matters.Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members, as in the policy manuals.SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY Develop and maintain independent intellectual pursuitsincluding scholarly, applied, or creative projectsthat enhance teaching effectiveness.Attend conferences, meetings, and talks related to professional interests, including those of professional societies.Pursue internal and external funding sources to support scholarly activity, as relevant.SERVICE ACTIVITY Attend all convocations, including commencement exercises.Serve as an academic advisor to students.Serve on Department, School, and/or University committees.Participate in Department, School, and/or University events.Participate in professional service, including the use of academic and professional expertise to serve your profession, the community, and the university.
Reports To: Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Work Location: Greenspring (00)
Position Category: Faculty
Position Type: Full-Time (2080 hours, 500500)
Close Date: 1/27/2017
Open Until Filled: No
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