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Math Department Chair

Job Type: Permanent
Location: San Gabriel Valley
Discipline: Math
Reference: P0147
Job Published 31st Jan 2019

Job Description

We’re seeking a stellar Math Department Chair for 2019 - 2020

ABOUT THE ROLE:
As an administrative officer, the department chair serves as part of the academic leadership team and participates in the planning and development of the academic program. The department chair leads department members in the establishment of departmental goals, course objectives, and instructional strategies which are consistent with the overall mission of the Schools, the Strategic Plan, and the annual operating plan. The department chair supervises instruction and the implementation of the curriculum within the department.
  
RELATIONSHIPS
On academic matters, the department chair reports to the director of studies. The chair also works closely with the assistant head of schools on personnel and other matters, as appropriate. 
  
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to teaching, coaching, residential, and extra‐curricular responsibilities agreed to with the director of studies and the assistant head of schools, the department chair will:
  • Produce an annual operating and advancement plan for the department, consistent with the direction of the Schools and including program development and professional development plans.
  • Plan weekly department meeting time, including full department and smaller curricular team meetings.
  • Lead the department in curricular planning, implementation, and evaluation, including evaluation of student performance and selection of appropriate instructional materials.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and promote the professional development and personal growth of all department members; promote collegiality and teamwork within the department.
  • Participate in the Academic Council and its workgroups, bringing matters forward from the department and communicating Council business to department members.
  • Assists in the hiring process of new faculty.
  • Prepare departmental information for the Course Selection Guidebook, submissions to the University of California, and scope‐and‐sequence documentation.
  • Plan and manage a departmental budget consistent with the mission and goals of the Schools; coordinate textbook and supply orders with the director of teaching and learning resources.
  • Assist the director of studies and registrar with course sectioning and staffing and student placement.
  • Arrange coverage for classes in case of departmental faculty absences.
  • Oversee the determination of departmental awards.
  • Manage departmental activities that occur outside the classroom, including homework, special projects, field trips, national subject area examinations, AP exam preparation, and department‐sponsored school events.
  • Troubleshoot problems involving individual students, teachers, advisors, and parents with support from the administration.
  • Review student academic participation and performance in your discipline with department members, including course enrollment, grades and effort marks, comments, and standardized test results.  
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Department Chair is responsible for supervising and evaluating the teaching‐related performance of each department member.
  
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor’s degree in the discipline or a related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of five years teaching experience is required.