• Division Chair of Social Sciences and Education

    Georgia Highlands College
    Job Description
    About Us

    Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Dallas, and Douglasville. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor’s degree options both in the classroom and online.

    We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees.

    Job Summary

    The Division Chair, under the supervision of and in consultation with the Academic Dean, directs the operations of the academic division.  

    This position is 12-month administrative faculty, regular full-time, and benefits eligible.  This position has exempt status and therefore is not eligible for overtime.  The work schedule will generally be 40 hours per week. Campus travel is required. 



    The teaching workload for the Department Chair is 12 credit hours for the academic year and 3 credit hours during the summer semester (2-2-1). 
    In general, there will be no overloads. However, if an overload is absolutely needed it is expected that, like the Deans, there would be no additional compensation. 
    The teaching of one eCore class per semester is permissible. 
    Maintain a minimum of 4 physical office hours per week as indicated in course syllabi. 
    Perform advising duties typical of a full-time faculty member. 


    The Division Chair meets with the Academic Dean regularly to establish and maintain long-term vision for the Division that is consistent with the mission and strategic plan of the College, assess the Division’s progress in meeting Division goals, and facilitate Division operations.  The duties of the Division Chair will include aspects of scheduling, faculty affairs, and curriculum development and maintenance.  The following are likely duties and will vary depending on the needs of the Academic Dean and the Division. 

    Develops initial course schedule at all campuses for each academic term; revises and adapts the schedule as needed in consultation with the Academic Dean, Campus Deans, Advising Specialists, and other Department Chairs. 
    Distributes schedule to full-time faculty for consideration; assigns courses to part-time faculty; negotiates and alters course assignments and teaching loads as needed in consultation with the Academic Dean; calculates and verifies workload for all full- and part-time faculty. 
    Submits schedule and instructor assignments to Division Administrative Assistants for publication and entry into BANNER. 
    Monitors course enrollments during registration periods; maintains statistics on numbers of course sections and average enrollments. 
    Serves as the Part-Time Faculty Coordinator: recruits, screens, and hires part-time faculty; attends all part-time faculty orientations; trains, mentors, supervises, and evaluates part-time faculty 
    Collaborates with full-time faculty and staff in establishing annual goals and objectives. 
    Provides input to the Academic Dean on the promotion and tenure of full-time faculty. 
    Assists the Academic Dean as needed in completing classroom evaluations and performance evaluations of full-time faculty. 
    Coordinates with faculty to develop, revise, and evaluate curricula; reviews division courses to ensure compliance with USG and SACSCOC guidelines. 
    Maintains updated master syllabi for division courses with assistance from full-time faculty. 
    Performs duties related to: grade changes, catalog revisions, curriculum substitutions, textbook/software adoptions, add/drop approvals, credit-level academic exemption exams, etc. 
    Coordinates and oversees assessment of division courses and pathways and ensures assessment deadlines are met. 
    Oversees co-curricular activity development, undergraduate research initiatives, Honors program initiatives, and development of MOUs with outside units to facilitate student learning and/or student teaching projects. 
    Manages aspects of any bachelor’s degree program as assigned by the Academic Dean. 
    Processes and resolves student complaints; meets with students to resolve concerns about courses, faculty, and policies 
    Serves on committees as assigned. 
    Other administrative duties as assigned by the Academic Dean 

    Required Qualifications

    Master's degree 
    At least three years’ experience in Higher Education. Full-time experience and tenure is preferred, part-time experience and a non-tenured status is acceptable. 
    Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the Division (Health Science, Kinesiology, and Wellness) in order to direct and coordinate work within the Division and the School. 

    Proposed Salary

    Salary is $70,000 annually.

    Required Documents to Attach

    Cover Letter 
    Unofficial transcripts, official transcripts will be required upon hire 

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Knowledge of Board of Regents policies
    Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies
    Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures
    Knowledge of course scheduling procedures
    Knowledge of college human resource policies
    Skill in the preparation of clear and accurate reports
    Skill in the analysis of problems and the development of and implementation of solutions
    Skill in oral and written communication
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