Chair-Social Sciences/History/Humanities/Art/Music

Chair-Social Sciences/History/Humanities/Art/Music


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Closes: Friday, October 30, 2020

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time, 10-month

Reports to

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Employment Type

Full-Time, 10-month

Minimum Qualifications

> An earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in social sciences, history, humanities, art, or music.

> Organizational and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

> Two or more years of supervisory experience, experience with course scheduling, and assessment.

> Demonstrated commitment to instructional excellence and student success.

Position Description

This is a full-time, 10-month position in the Arts and Sciences Division (August-May). The Chair of Social Sciences/History/Humanities/Art/Music reports directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and fulfills the primary role of instruction facilitator. The chair also functions as the liaison between the division dean and department faculty and staff.

Job Duties:

The position includes the following responsibilities and expectations:
1. Teaching classes based on a workload to be determined by the Vice President of instruction and the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Instruction is the primary role of department chair; however, the instructional workload may be adjusted by one or more courses in any given academic term based upon other assignments.
2. Facilitating development and implementation of programs and disciplines within the department, with lead instructors and division dean.
3. Coordinating program assessment and improvement processes within the department and ensuring proper documentation of results including student learning and program outcomes assessment.
4. Facilitating the scheduling of courses by term for the department and division.
5. Facilitating textbook selection and orders with lead instructors and division dean.
6. Providing administrative leadership within the department as a representative of the dean of the division.
7. Contributing to full-time and adjunct faculty evaluation processes in conjunction with lead instructors and the dean of the division.
8. Orienting and mentoring all new full-time faculty in the chairperson’s department.
9. Working with instructors in selecting and completing appropriate professional development activities, including recommendations for in-service education, educational leave, and/or return to the industry.
10. Assisting with department program marketing, recruiting, grant proposals, and special projects, as needed.
11. Coordinating program advisory committee meetings or college/university articulation agreements, with lead instructors.
12. Advising students using the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).
13. Assuming the functions and responsibilities of the lead instructor, when needed.
14. Developing and supporting partnerships between the department, local businesses, and area public schools, with lead instructors and division dean.
15. Assisting with annual departmental budgets in conjunction with the dean of the division.
16. Fulfilling other responsibilities and serving on committees as assigned by the dean of the division or vice president of instruction.

How to Apply

Please apply online at

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox