Department Head - Social Sciences

Department Head - Social Sciences


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

Job Location

Various/To Be Determined


$54,086.43 - $71,266.82


Full Time Benefits, State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Closes: Friday, January 31, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, February 3, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Various, To Be Determined

Employment Type

Full-time, Annual

Minimum Qualifications

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


Master's Degree in Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology  OR Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Anthropology, Psychology or Sociology.

Five years of full-time post-secondary teaching experience in the discipline to include: Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology 

Three years of demonstrated leadership including oversight of faculty at a post-secondary institution.

Department Head - Social Sciences Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1.         Please describe your supervision experience overseeing faculty members.

* 2.         Please describe your teaching experience at the collegiate level, including courses taught and dates.

* 3.         Please describe your leadership style.

* 4.         The Community College system subscribes to an open door philosophy that admits students of many ages, varied backgrounds, and levels of ability. How does this fit in with your philosophy of education?

* 5.         What strengths do you have that will contribute to your success in this position?

* Required Question

Preferred Qualifications

Prior leadership and supervision at a community college.

Community college 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 Administrative Department Head also serves as the first-line manager of personnel, supplies, equipment, and facilities of the department.


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 ensure ongoing development of department program(s)

Supervises curriculum/course development and ensures currency of the curriculum

Manages, evaluates, and coordinates departmental course offerings

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

Selects Advisory Committee members and coordinate advisory committee development and projects

Participates in articulation initiatives

Coordinates and participates in open houses and other student recruitment events

Maintains catalog, website, and brochure accuracy

Supervises program reviews

Plans and conducts faculty and student orientation and monthly department meetings

Participates in or creates faculty training and/or development

Reviews and recommends changes in curricula and prepare 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

Ensures currency of course syllabi

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

Completes annual applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis

Job Post Contact

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