Department Chair of Developmental Studies

Department Chair of Developmental Studies


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location


Sanford, NC


$63,556.00 - $73,558.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Closes: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 Hours Weekly

Employment Type

Faculty (12 Months)

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in math or English or a closely related area with 18 or more graduate semester credit hours in math or English.
  • Experience collaborating with other faculty and departments in a team-teaching setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience, especially at the post-secondary level with multilingual and or novice writers is preferred.  
  • Experience teaching courses online.
  • Experience with Blackboard LMS.
  • Experience with curriculum development.

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities!  We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.    

Department chairs at Central Carolina Community College are responsible for the administration of all the programs in a department. Program administration includes continuous evaluation and revision of course objectives, course outlines, course competencies, course descriptions, and teaching strategies in the specific curriculum to ascertain that they are appropriate and relevant, as well as the management of personnel and resources. Department chairs at Central Carolina Community College also serve as faculty who facilitate transformative lifelong learning.

The Developmental Studies Department at Central Carolina Community College instructs pre-curriculum-level English and mathematics courses in order to help prepare students to be successful in their curriculum-level gateway English and Mathematics courses. Courses are taught as either prerequisite or corequisite classes.

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.    


Essential Duties

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the institutional goals of Central Carolina Community College by engaging students as full partners in the learning process, removing barriers to student progression in courses, and supporting and assisting students in achieving their educational and career goals.  
  • Use student learning outcomes to create a variety of activities, assignments, and assessments that ensure curriculum goals will be met. 
  • Create a dynamic instructional environment that promotes a positive, interactive, and inclusive learning experience for all students.
  • Maintain a Blackboard course with a syllabus and gradebook for each class.
  • Grade all assignments in a timely manner and ensure that all grades are reported within the 10-day college grading policy. 
  • Provide personalized and constructive feedback on student assignments by recognizing what students did well and identifying attainable improvements for future work.
  • Respond to all student communication within two business days.
  • Report attendance weekly.
  • Facilitate student learning for instructional loads of 12-15 contact hours per semester.
  • Recognizing that full-time employment constitutes 40 hours per week, faculty keep a weekly schedule of 35 hours on campus, including 5 required office hours.  Hours on site may be adjusted based on distance education responsibilities and/or approved telework arrangements.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.
  • Actively support the college’s vision of exceptional learning for all.


  • Maintain accurate records, submit timely reports and contracts, and ensure that other members of the department do so as well. 
  • Keep the program dean and provost, as applicable, apprised of all matters pertaining to the department. 
  • Recruit, hire, orient, equip, and supervise all departmental faculty
  • Determine faculty meet credential requirement(s) for positions. 
  • Conduct an annual performance appraisal for all department personnel. 
  • Assign class schedules.
  • Plan and conduct regular departmental meetings and file with the program dean and/or provost minutes of those meetings.
  • Ascertain that all faculty keep their skills and knowledge current and develop new skills. 

Curriculum/Program Coordination

  • Ensure that program outcomes and student learning outcomes are developed for each program and all courses in the department. 
  • Ensure quality and consistent instruction to students on all campuses. 
  • Prepare and plan for the administration of all proficiency exams. 
  • Oversee the evaluation and selection of course materials, and prepare and submit textbook orders to the bookstore manager, as applicable
  • Design, implement, and maintain an effective student, faculty, and staff recruitment plan for all programs. 
  • Oversee the planning and execution of relevant career community events in conjunction with other stakeholders.
  • Design and implement a plan for improving and tracking student retention for all curricula within the department. 
  • Ensure outcomes and assessments review for all programs within the department is completed in a timely manner. 
  • Oversee the selection and maintain an inventory of all departmental equipment, materials, and supplies.  
  •  Collaborate with the Department Chairs responsible for ENG and MAT to align student learning outcomes in co-requisite courses and the corresponding curriculum courses.
  • Schedule classes, assign faculty, and collaborate with other departments to ensure course offerings coincide with student needs. 
  • Collaborate with college stakeholders to plan and implement activities with high school and four year university partners, as applicable. 
  • Cooperate with appropriate Continuing Education personnel on the development of credit and non-credit courses, creation of course outlines, and assignment of faculty as needed. 
  • Cooperate with the library to ensure that an adequate quantity of up-to-date library materials are available. 

Advising Responsibilities:

  • Meet with each assigned advisee a minimum of once each semester.
  • Provide advisees with information and guidance to achieve their individual educational, career, and life goals.
  • Help students develop educational plans.
  • Coach advisees and refer them to institutional resources when academic or personal problems require intervention.
  • Complete faculty advisor training.
  • Develop and maintain a departmental advising schedule. 
  • Provide departmental advising assistance during the summer when 9 month faculty are off-contract.

Institutional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in activities required to maintain program and/or college accreditation standards.
  • Serve on college committees as appointed.
  • Attend graduation ceremonies.
  • Engage in a minimum of 5 hours of professional development each year.
  • Maintain current knowledge of your discipline and renew industry credentials, as needed.
  • Attend departmental, divisional, and collegewide meetings.
  • Cultivate a culture of care and advocacy through compassion, inclusion, opportunity, integrity, courage, and people.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, all staff will encourage a learning environment in which everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493