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Division Chair - School of Business and Professional Studies

Division Chair - School of Business and Professional Studies

Division Chair - School of Business and Professional Studies

Job ID: 271529

Location: GHC - Cartersville Instr. Site

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees. This includes our most recent honor of being recognized as one of the semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Job Summary

This position has administrative oversight for the operations of the specific School Division.


• Support and carry out the college's mission, values, and strategic priorities in compliance with the mandates and regulations of the University System of Georgia and all associated accrediting agencies

• Develop course schedules for all courses in the specific division; assign courses to all full and part-time faculty to meet their course load requirements; revise and adapt schedules based on student needs and enrollment factors

• Maintain data on course enrollment across terms, courses, campuses, and modalities

• Coordinate with faculty to develop, evaluate, and revise curricula; ensure assessment activities are conducted in a timely manner

• Evaluate course equivalency of transfer credits

• Recruit, screen, and hire part-time faculty within the division(s)

• Recruit full-time faculty; oversee faculty hiring committees for the division(s)

• Complete online or classroom observations of part and full-time faculty

• Supervise, mentor, and evaluate part and full-time faculty

• Support faculty in annual goals and evaluations; engage with tenure and promotion processes as dictated by college policy

• Manage textbook and software selection for division courses

• Plan and lead division faculty meetings

• Serve on college committees as assigned

• Maintain a reasonable presence on all campuses as needed

• Resolve student issues and/or complaints according to applicable college policy

• Teach required 2-2-1 course load each academic year

• Regularly attend twice-monthly Chair Council meetings

• Perform related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field

• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with relative experience and education

Required Documents to Attach

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Unofficial transcripts, official transcripts will be required upon hire

Apply Before Date

Applications reviewed as received. Position will be open until filled.

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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