Department Head, Computer Programming and Information Sciences

Department Head, Computer Programming and Information Sciences


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

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus





State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Closes: Friday, July 5, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

May Vary based on the needs of the position

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Analytics, or a related field 

Two years teaching experience in a related field

Two years supervisory experience

Three years industry experience in an area covered within this department


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Innovative, creative, motivated and work well with others

Exhibit strong leadership skills

Exhibit good interpersonal skills

Able to maintain records accurately and be able to meet deadlines consistently

Able to maintain good organizational skills

Able to perform normal duties with minimum supervision

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Able to use  wide variety of teaching methods to promote learning

Knowledge and facility with technology and software including computers and web-based resources such as Blackboard

Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative, enthusiasm, and a sincere interest in helping students reach their maximum potential

Preferred Qualifications

Five years supervisory experience 

Experience in a community college or similar higher education setting 

Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Computer Science, Data Science, or Education

Position Description

This position coordinates all instructional and academic activities within the department and supervises curriculum/course development.  The Department Head also serves as the first-line manager of personnel, supplies, equipment, and facilities of the department. 

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 job functions herein described.

* Coordinate all of the instructional and academic activities within the assigned department(s) and subject area(s)

* Responsible for keeping the Division Dean informed of the operation of the supervisory unit

* Provide leadership and supervision of a managerial team that may consist of associate department heads and program directors with a combined full time faculty count of twenty or more in the respective curriculum area, and/or provides oversight over substantive, multiple disciplines

* Represent the department regarding strategic planning issues and assists in the achievement of division goals

* Develop, maintain, and supervise long-range Institutional Effectiveness assessment plans that may include planning, developing, and reporting the program mission, goals, and program/student learning outcomes

* Ensures programs and courses are effectively measuring program and student learning outcomes

Manage curriculum enrollment growth and ensure ongoing development of department program(s)

Supervise curriculum/course development and ensures currency of the curriculum

Supervise, evaluate, and coordinate departmental course offerings

Lead the development of full-time and adjunct faculty teaching schedules

Select Advisory Committee members and coordinate advisory committee development and projects

Participate in articulation initiatives

Coordinate and participate in open houses and other student recruitment events

Coordinate high school enrollment opportunities

Maintain catalog, website, and brochure accuracy

Plan and conduct faculty and student orientation and monthly department meetings

Participate in or develop faculty training and/or development

Supervise program reviews

Review and recommend changes in curricula and prepare proposals for new curricula, based on the recommendations of the Associate Department Head, Program Directors, and faculty

Manage advising processes

Process degree audits, course substitutions, transcript evaluations, and other like duties

Participate in resolution of faculty and student issues

Develop and implement strategies to promote student persistence and completion of programs

Identify and address workforce needs and implement initiatives to meet these needs

Maintain challenge exams

Ensure currency of course syllabi

Supervise textbook selection, revision, and periodic reviews. Ensure book orders are placed in a timely manner

Attends professional development activities

Serves on college or divisional committees as needed

Participates in graduation exercises

Promotes continuous improvement by completing an annual benchmark project on an individual or group basis

Completes annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis

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