Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies - Divine Word College in Epworth Iowa

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Divine Word College

Epworth, Iowa 52045

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies: Divine Word College, a Roman Catholic Seminary College located in Epworth, IA, invites applications for a Department Chair position in Interdisciplinary Studies. We seek a broadly trained sociologist or anthropologist with a proven record of teaching, serious commitment to scholarship, and some administrative experience. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offers a bachelor’s degree in intercultural studies, a minor in intercultural studies, an associate of arts degree in Interdisciplinary studies, and an associate of arts degree in intercultural studies. Faculty in the Department also contribute courses to the College’s core curriculum.

Divine Word College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty in our multicultural environment. Many of our students are international, representing over twenty countries. We, therefore, encourage applications and inquiries from candidates of minority backgrounds who will enrich and contribute to the cultural diversity of the college.

A Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology from an accredited institution of higher education is required. The Chair will model scholarship, best practices in teaching that include effective use of teaching technology.  The Chair will teach two courses per semester, in addition to performing administrative responsibilities that include: determining faculty teaching schedules; cultivating a quality faculty through mentoring and effective annual evaluation; assuring continuous improvement of the programs in the Department through program review and assessment of student learning; providing leadership in developing new courses;  encouraging and facilitate faculty professional engagement; recruiting and supervise adjuncts; organizing student advisement; planning and managing the department budget; working collaboratively with the other chairs and the administration; understanding and promoting the mission and core values of the College; and supporting the College’s Strategic Plan.

Applicants should send a copy of their current curriculum vitae; a letter describing teaching and research interests, administrative and other professional experiences, and contact information (name, phone, email) of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send all application materials to:  Additional information about the College is available at: www.


Keyword Phrases

  • Chair of Department
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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