1020 Department Head

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Department Head

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1020

GRADE Unclassified

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR College Dean

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Provost

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Department Head is responsible for administering an academic department within a college which may include and is not limited to, faculty recruitment and development, faculty evaluation, program development, program review, curriculum development, student advisement, departmental budgeting and budget control, class schedule planning, and general supervision of the teaching, research, and service and related scholarly activities of the department.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATION

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Department Head are prescribed by the College Dean in concert with guidance from the Provost. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Department Head are assigned by the College Dean. The Department Head facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

SUPERVISION

The Department Head is supervised by the College Dean and exercises supervision of the faculty and staff of the department.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED JANUARY 2012