Associate Department Head, Social Sciences

Associate Department Head, Social Sciences


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 27603 


$51,024.93 - $67,232.85 Annually


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Closes: Sunday, May 29, 2022

Target Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Department Head, Social Sciences

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology or related field or a Master's degree with 18 semester hours in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology or related field.

One year post-secondary teaching experience in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology or related field.
Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior supervisory experience in a post-secondary academic setting.
Community college teaching experience.
Experience working on grants.
Experience addressing technology and ADA accessibility issues.

Position Description

This position assists with the coordination of all instructional and academic activities within the department and provides assistance with curriculum/course development. This position assists the Department Head with providing oversight of the department's supplies, equipment, and facilities across multiple campuses.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions herein described.

 *Responsible for keeping the Division Dean and Department Head informed of the operation of the supervisory unit, as applicable.
*Assists Department Head in scheduling classes and creating faculty schedules, as assigned.
*Assists Department Head with addressing and resolving faculty and student concerns and issues.
*Provides effective instruction for course(s), as assigned.
*Assists Department Head in hiring, evaluating, and supervising adjunct faculty as assigned
Projects needs and secures resources for the department in terms of staffing, texts, supplies and/or equipment in a timely manner.
Assists Department Head in the hiring and performance management of full time faculty, including classroom observations, evaluation, oversight, mentoring, and discipline.
Actively involved in promoting enrollment growth.  Activities include maintaining records and gathering/analyzing departmental data including class enrollments and departmental enrollment trends, maintaining catalog, website and brochure accurately and promoting courses offered by the department. 

Projects needs and secures resources for the department in terms of staffing, texts, supplies and/or equipment in a timely manner.
Assists Department Head with curriculum development and course development.
Provides support to faculty in their professional development and growth.
Assists students with degree requirement override requests.
Assists the Department Head with collection and analysis of departmental IE assessment data.
Ensures department syllabi are compliant with current college and division policies and procedures.
Serves as a collaborative partner on the managerial team.  Activities include, but are not limited to, helping to create divisional policies and leading a divisional project or committee.
Helps in planning and conducting department meetings.
 Supports and assists faculty with meeting college initiatives; for example, ADA accessibility compliance, technology, grants, and Applied Benchmarking projects.
Complete an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proficient with MS Office products including MS Word and Excel.
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
Exhibits strong leadership skills.
Evidence of ongoing professional development and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of advances in the field.
Able to maintain records accurately and be able to meet deadlines consistently.
Able to perform normal duties with minimal supervision.
Able to stay current with technology relating to course instruction.

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply online through the following link: Associate Department Head, Social Sciences 

Job Post Contact

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