TITLE Department Head
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1020
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR College Dean
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Provost
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.
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