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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Job Summary

Organization

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Location

Dallas, TX, United States

Education Level

PhD

Work Experience

3-5 Years

Availability

Open

Job Category

Academic

Department Chair I/O Psychology and Organizational Leadership

About the Organization

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations.

About the Job

  • Position Summary:

    The Chicago School is seeking a Department Chair to lead its Industrial Organizational Psychology and Organizational Leadership programs at the Dallas campus. The Department Chair is responsible for overseeing administrative functions for the Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Organizational Leadership under the direction of the Campus Director. The Department Chair will provide leadership in strategic areas of the academic programs and program development.

    Principal Duties:

    • Distinguishing the program by providing a vision that directs and motivates faculty to be innovative
    • Managing the operations of the program in a complex, fast-paced higher education environment;
    • Ensuring the quality of the faculty, curriculum, assessment of student learning, and scholarly activity of faculty and students
    • Maintenance of collegial and supportive relationships with relevant accrediting and professional bodies and completion of required reporting or documentation.
    • Provide support to the admission department for student recruitment efforts
    • Participate in internal and external community events in support of increasing awareness of TCSPP and its program offerings.
    • Faculty committee and production assignments
    • Facilitation of Program Faculty Governance and All Faculty meetings.
    • Supervision and development of Program, Affiliate, and Adjunct Faculty to meet quality standards and goals as well as institutional priorities
    • Oversight and coordination of the academic program to meet quality, relevance, and currency standards and goals
    • Oversight and coordination of Student Affairs within the program.
    • Development of viable new curricular offerings in the field.
    • Participation in research, writing and maintain ultimate responsibility for any necessary self-study or program-related reports.
    • Management of the student learning assessment plan and the program review process for the department to identify needed improvements to student learning
    • Development of strategic academic and budget plans for Department, including recommendations from the assessment and program review process.
    • Outreach and recruitment of faculty and support of student recruitment.
    • Coordination or management of student training. 
    • Supervision of the teaching, advisement, dissertation activities, and other duties performed by Faculty members to meet department academic goals
    • Serve on institutional committees as needed.
    • Perform duties as assigned by the Dean, Provost, or President of the Institution.

 

Job Requirements

  • Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Optimistic, action-oriented leader who can motivate faculty to embrace the Department’s values in the classroom and within the institution.
    • Strong interest in the development of leaders, as this job requires the development of future leaders in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and organizational leadership through curriculum.
    • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage operational processes including the program budget.
    • Ability to solve problems by gathering relevant information while adhering to institutional policies and procedures, and understanding how to make decisions based on individual circumstances (i.e., also taking the individual(s) into account to find the best solution for all).
    • Ability to interact successfully with academic as well as admissions and regulatory personnel.
    • Work effectively as either a leader or team member to insure that departmental goals are met by providing support to staff and always keeping students’ and graduates’ best interest as a priority.
    • Solid people development skills with a focus on providing opportunities for faculty and staff to excel. 
    • This is an environment that expects high productivity and quick response time, as well as the ability to minimize operational tasks and maximize creativity and innovation. The Department Chair must be able to balance institutional priorities with program needs and initiatives.

    Position Qualifications:

    • Must hold an earned doctorate in I/O, Business Psychology, or a closely related field
    • At least 3-4 years of previous administrative experience as an academic department chair or program director, and a record of scholarship or professional experience commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
    • Commitment to the mission of the Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and institution.
    • Experienced practitioner-scholar with strong visionary and leadership skills who will thrive in a diverse, rich, and innovative environment. Time is allotted for professional practice, which is encouraged for all faculty and academic administrators.
    • Commitment to issues of social justice and diversity, preparing students to become excellent scientist-practitioners, and working as part of a team.

 

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