Department Head, Physical Sciences

Department Head, Physical Sciences


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

Job Location

Campus location to be determined


$55,979.45 - $73,761.16 Annually


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, November 28, 2022
Closes: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, January 2, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Employment Type

Full-time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Chemistry, Geology or related field

Two years post-secondary teaching experience in Chemistry, Geology or related field

Two years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

Five years supervisory experience in a post-secondary academic setting

Community college or similar higher education teaching experience

Position Description

Pay Grade:  Manager 6

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.

* Coordinates 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

* Provides 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

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

* Develops, maintains, and supervises 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

Manages curriculum enrollment growth and ensures ongoing development of department program(s)

Supervises curriculum/course development and ensures currency of the curriculum

Supervises, evaluates, and coordinates departmental course offerings

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

Participates in articulation initiatives

Coordinates and participates in open houses and other student recruitment events

Coordinates high school enrollment opportunities

Maintains catalog, website, and brochure accuracy

Plans and conducts faculty and student orientation and monthly department meetings

Participates in or develops faculty training and/or development

Supervises program reviews

Reviews and recommends changes in curricula and prepares proposals for new curricula, based on the recommendations of the Associate Department Head, Program Directors, and faculty

Manages advising processes

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

Participates in resolution of faculty and student issues

Develops and implements strategies to promote student persistence and completion of programs

Maintains challenge exams

Ensures currency of course syllabi

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

Completes an annual applied benchmark project on an individual or a group basis


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

How to Apply

Candidates must apply online through the following link: Department Head, Physical Sciences

Job Post Contact

Human Resources