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Language & World Cultures Department Chair
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
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Date Posted 10/25/2017
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Foreign Languages & Literatures
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Classification Title:

Faculty 10 month  

Working Title:

Language & World Cultures Department Chair  

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General Summary:

Manage the Language & World Cultures Department which includes English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, & the ESOL Program.  

Minimum Qualifications:

1) Master's degree in English or Literature or related field or Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in English or Literature from an accredited institution; 
2) Teaching experience 
3) Leadership experience 
4) Oral and written communication skills needed to deal effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds;  

Preferred Qualifications:

Department Chair or comparable leadership experience 
Teaching innovations  

Specific Position Duties:

Supervise & evaluate Language & World Cultures faculty members (Full time and Part Time, including Dual Credit adjuncts); 
Teach 9 hours in the department's courses; 
Initiate and oversee departmental responsibilities such as class schedules, overload reports, faculty leave forms, travel requests, budget adjustments, and office hours; 
Oversee submission of all institutional documents such as Divisional Office Budget as well as Departmental Budgets and Strategic Master Plans; 
Implement any Student Success Initiatives in the Department as directed; 
Serve as first line contact for student/faculty issues within the department; and other duties as Chair as directed. 
Assist instructors and student services staff in incorporating comprehensive literacy skills to address second language learners' (SLL) needs; 
Provide support for the ABE/GED transitioning initiative to successfully transition ESOL students directly into workforce education programs in continuing education, technical degree programs, or university transfer courses. 
Assist with general student recruitment and participate in various departmental and campus-wide committees; 
Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field; 
Utilize appropriately-challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners; 
Provide students with written expectations in such matters as syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; 
Administer tests which are appropriate to course content; 
By ways and means of instructing students, affirm the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; 
Maintain an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; 
Prepare adequately for class and arrive promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; 
Deliver material in a clear and understandable manner; 
Address student concerns in comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means; 
Attend completion ceremonies, such college graduation; 
Other duties as assigned.  

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please address how you meet the criteria in the "Minimum Qualifications" and in the "Preferred Qualifications" either in your cover letter or in a separate document.  

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Unofficial Transcript 1  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3  

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