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Department Chair of Mathematics

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Position Information

Position Title Department Chair of Mathematics
Position Type Faculty
Department Teaching Learning and Student Success
FLSA Exempt
Union/Non Union Non Union
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Grade .
Salary Range
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary Regular
Job Description Summary

The Department Chair of Mathematics plays a critical role in the academic life of the College and is responsible for carrying out the College’s vision and mission as they relate specifically to teaching, learning, and student success. Reporting to the Dean of the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Division, the department chair is responsible for creating an environment conducive to collegiality, learning, and developing and implementing instructional strategies that support institutional goals and student aspirations. The Chair engages faculty and other internal and external stakeholders to: (1) develop, expand, and continuously improve high-quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs; (2) encourage innovation and creativity in teaching and learning; (3) promote and encourage application of new and relevant knowledge within the departmental disciplines; (4) work collegially with the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Dean and Associate Dean to ensure student progression, retention and completion within the academic programs within the department; (5) actively promote and advocate for College’s implementation of guided pathways; and (6) support the development of stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary and postsecondary partners as well as the College’s noncredit programs and offerings.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. A minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience in an accredited institution of higher education at the rank of associate professor or higher. Teaching experience must be in a discipline within the Mathematics Department (i.e., Mathematics and Developmental Mathematics).
  2. Minimum of a master’s degree in related discipline with at least 18 graduate credits in Mathematics; doctoral degree preferred.
  3. Previous administrative, supervisory, and/or leadership experience preferred.

CRITERIA:The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your application and attached documents address the criteria listed below:

  1. Previous experience and ability to effectively and consistently lead and motivate others
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community
  3. Effective and consistent organizational, conflict resolution, and management skills
  4. Proven teaching success in higher education
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and achievement in curriculum and program development and management
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objective, policies, and procedures
  7. Knowledge of the requirements of the accreditation agencies
  8. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, faculty, staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community
  9. Ability to establish priorities and make difficult choices among competing demands
  10. Ability to make decisions in a consultative and informed manner
  11. Skill in budget preparation and management
  12. Ability to write and implement grants
Job Requirements
  1. Degree from an accredited institution. (Unofficial transcripts must accompany application; official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.)
  2. Letters of reference (job related and dated within the past three years).
  3. Documentation of experience and performance.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  5. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Is Background Check Required?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PGCC95411/12
Open Date 05/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least five years (full-time) related experience as specified for this position? See minimum qualifications. Application and resume must show evidence of experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your with teaching experience in a discipline within the Mathematics Department (i.e., Mathematics and Developmental Mathematics).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected "Other" please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents