College of Education and Behavioral Sciences - Graduate Director / Asst. Professor

Department: College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Status: Full-Time, Exempt (12 Month)

Reports To: Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Application Deadline:

Application review will begin on January 2, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit online application here and resume to resumes@fhu.edu

Position Summary:

The Graduate Director provides academic, administrative, and strategic leadership and management for graduate education programs within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative skill and leadership

  • The Graduate Director works with dean of graduate studies, the college dean, and graduate faculty to develop, articulate, and present a vision for his/her graduate program that aligns with the University’s strategic plan for Graduate Studies; translates that vision into strategic goals for graduate programs within the college or department; works collegially with the college dean and graduate faculty to ensure collaboration and successful implementation of the graduate program’s strategic goals.
  • The Graduate Director follows and consistently implements University policies.
  • The Graduate Director manages and supervises the office and staff necessary to achieve the vision, strategic plan, and annual goals of graduate programs within the college or department.
  • The Graduate Director is responsible for all fiscal matters for the unit; plans for, advocates for, requests, and disburses operational, travel, and other funds legally, responsibly and consistently within given budget limitations necessary to achieve the vision, strategic plan, and annual goals of graduate programs within the college or department.
  • The Graduate Director actively participates in Graduate Council meetings, initiatives, and activities.
  • The Graduate Director meets established deadlines.

Enrollment management

  • The Graduate Director is responsible for achieving established enrollment goals for programs within the college or department.
  • The Graduate Director implements, and assesses a coordinated enrollment management strategy for graduate programs within the college and department that are consistent with the University’s overall graduate enrollment management strategy and goals with specific focus on admission, advisement, registration, retention, and graduation of students.
  • The Graduate Director assertively markets and promotes graduate programs within the college or department of its graduate and outreach programs that are consistent with the University’s overall marketing plan.

Graduate program development and quality improvement

  • The Graduate Director uses data to engage faculty in the assessment and continuous improvement of curriculum and instruction for graduate programs within the college or department thus ensuring those programs are of high academic quality.
  • The Graduate Director develops and executes plans to meet current and future faculty needs of graduate programs within the college or department.
  • The Graduate Director provides curricular leadership in relation to University goals by recommending to initiate, sustain, deliver, or eliminate graduate programs within the college or department considering student needs, workforce trends, and available resources.
  • Where appropriate, the Graduate Director ensures successful accreditation or reaccreditation of graduate programs within the college or department.
  • The Graduate Director provides coordination in the construction of timely class schedules.

Graduate research and support

  • The Graduate Director actively engages in scholarship as defined by the University’s policies and faculty performance evaluations. Scholarship will be relevant to the director’s academic discipline and/or administrative area of responsibility.
  • The Graduate Director stimulates scholarship among the graduate faculty as demonstrated by scholarship activities of graduate faculty within the college or department that aligns with expectations established in University policies and faculty performance evaluations.
  • The Graduate Director supervises graduate assistants allocations in a manner that advances the strategic direction of the unit and the university.

Instruction

  • The Graduate Director teaches sixteen faculty load hours during the fall and spring semesters. Contracts will define additional teaching responsibilities for 10-, 11-, and 12-month contracts.

These essential duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not necessarily limited to, the above noted duties and responsibilities. The executive director may temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.

Salary:

Commensurate with background and experience.

Benefits:

As described on http://www.fhu.edu/hr/benefits.aspx

 

Freed-Hardeman University is a private institution, associated with churches of Christ, dedicated to moral and spiritual values, academic excellence, and service in a friendly, supportive environment. The purpose of the University is to provide every student an education permeated with these Christian values.

Pursuant to this purpose and Section 703(e)(2) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Freed-Hardeman University exercises a preference for applicants active within the churches of Christ. Freed-Hardeman University complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service in the administration of its employment practices.