Chair, Department for Business, Education, and Social Sciences

Chair, Department for Business, Education, and Social Sciences


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Union and Anson County 


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, March 6, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week

Reports to

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

· Master’s degree in social sciences, business, education, or a related field; or a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in social sciences, business, education, or a related field

· Three years’ experience in corporate and/or higher education settings with evidence of supervisory duties

· 3 years full-time teaching experience or a part-time teaching equivalent.

· Experience with program review and student learning outcomes assessment.

· Experience designing, developing, implementing, teaching, and evaluating seated, Web-enhanced, and/or online classes.

· Familiarity with online learning management systems (LMS), such as Canvas.

· Ability to communicate effectively.

· Mastery of Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications

· Budgeting experience.

· Experience with class scheduling, and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options.

· Experience with goal setting and strategic planning.

Position Description

Job Description

The Business, Education, and Social Sciences Chair is a 12-month, full-time staff position within the School of Arts and Sciences in the Division of Student and Academic Affairs. Under the direct supervision of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, the department chair acts as a mentor, coordinator, and facilitator for the faculty of the department, as they carry out the vision, mission, and goals of the School of Arts and Sciences and the College.

Disciplines included in this department are accounting and finance, anthropology, business administration, economics, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

The successful candidate maintains a climate of open communication, collegiality, and teamwork within the department, and actively supports the professional growth and development of the department faculty. The department chair ensures the availability of quality learning opportunities for students, and is the first line of support for student complaints and grievances. The department chair has responsibility for teaching, curriculum development, faculty assignment, course scheduling, and program review, student learning outcomes assessment, student advising and scheduling, professional development, institutional service, community service, and community relations. In addition to instructional responsibilities, the department chair has supervisory and administrative authority over the full-time and adjunct faculty in their department. This individual serves as a liaison among students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community at-large.

Job Duties

Leadership and Management

· Act as chief advocate for the program and present a positive image of the program and the college to both internal and external customers

· Collaborate with advisory boards to ensure currency of program offerings

· Conduct program demand-gap analysis using labor market data to identify needs and opportunities for program growth

· Evaluate program offerings to align with labor market needs

· Participate in periodic program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans

· Develop recruiting and marketing plans for the program in consultation with the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the marketing/communications department

· Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities

· Supervise and evaluate adjunct full-time faculty in the program area

· Recruit, orient, and mentor adjunct and full-time faculty

· Maintain a roster of qualified adjunct faculty for the program

· Participate in developing recommendations for the department budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor departmental expenditures.

Curriculum and Teaching

· Teach 15 SCH per year; generally 6 in fall and spring, 3 in the summer

· Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.

· Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.

· Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.

· Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment. Annually update and assess program improvement plans.

· Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.

· Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following locations: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties)

Other Expectations

· Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services

· Actively participate in school and college committees and activities and school or college-related community activities and events.

· Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.

· Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.

· Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position

· Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.

How to Apply

Apply online at Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135