Natural Sciences Academic Department Chair - St. Petersburg College in Seminole Florida

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St. Petersburg College

Seminole, Florida 33765

United States


Detailed Job Description

St. Petersburg College is committed to student success and seeks to hire faculty who are highly motivated and dedicated to the achievement of SPC’s goals to provide top-quality education.

SPC promotes academic excellence through interactive, innovative, and inquiry-centered teaching and learning. All SPC resources, decisions, and efforts are aligned to transform students’ lives to empower them to finish what they start. We believe students are the heart of SPC!

Natural Sciences Academic Chairs are faculty who will teach a reduced class load and will be responsible for the staffing and management of the laboratory facilities on their home campus.  In this role they will hire laboratory student workers and be the supervisor of the laboratory specialist for their home campus. The Chair serves as the “face of the Natural Sciences Department” on their campus and hires, develops, and manages the part-time sciences faculty on their campus.  They also are the contact person for academic issues that arise on their campus.

The Dean for Natural Sciences is responsible for the hiring, development, and management of full time faculty on all college campuses.  The operation of the department is a collaborative effort between the Dean and Campus Academic Chair.

Academic Chairs on all campuses work with the Dean as the Natural Sciences Leadership Team to coordinate activities, curriculum, and course offerings on all of the St. Petersburg College campuses.

Downtown/Midtown campus

The successful  candidate for the Academic Chair position at the DT/MT campus will meet SACS qualifications to teach in the Biological Sciences area.

Clearwater campus

The successful candidate will meet SACS qualifications to teach in either the Biological Sciences area or the Chemistry area.

Academic Requirements: Master's degree in Natural Sciences discipline

See credentialing manual for more details:

General Responsibilities
  • Under direction of Dean, develops, prepares, and updates program course material.
  • Advises students in program planning, course selection, and career guidance.
  • Maintains campus departmental office.
  • Interviews, recommends mentors and evaluates adjunct instructors within the specific department, discipline, and/or program(s). in accordance with college rules, policies and procedures
  • Assists the Dean regarding budget matters for the specific campus.
  • Responsible for accessing and utilizing substitute instructors in accordance with college rules and policies.
  • Assists the Dean in administering the attendance management system which includes analysis of the PeopleSoft attendance reports for compliance with the college attendance and withdrawal policy for students.
  • Performs related duties required for the administration and management of the academic program(s) as required or assigned by Dean, Sr. VP and/or President (includes functions which may vary from one program to another such as internal and/or external committees, labs, accreditation etc. other functions determined necessary for successful management of the program).
  • Teaches 9ECH in each of the Fall and Spring terms and 6ECH in the summer. 6ECH/semester will be assigned as part of base for administrative duties.
  • Assists Dean and campus Provost with management of campus equipment/materials and resources.

Keyword Phrases

  • Natural Science
  • Academic Department Chair
  • Chair
  • Biological Sciences
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 1/16/2015