The Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences at Prairie View A&M University invites applications for the position of Department Head for the Department of Languages and Communication. Under the supervision of the Dean of the Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences, the Department Head is expected to provide the strategic and operational direction of the Department of Languages and Communication. The College is seeking a candidate for a 12-month appointment position at the rank of either Associate or Full Professor. Candidates must be tenure eligible at the appointment.
The diverse faculty and staff of the Department of Languages and Communication work diligently to maintain a learning environment that enhances educational growth and professional opportunities for our students. The programs offer students a liberal arts education, both on the main campus in Prairie View and the Northwest Center in Houston, emphasizing the acquisition of language and communication skills in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese, as well as advanced knowledge of media techniques. The department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.
Develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures affecting all program outcomes; develops and manages research opportunities and external funding.
Develops and manages research opportunities and external funding as well as acquires funding from agencies, organizations and individuals.
Handles the administration and management of all administrative support systems required to sustain and improve departmental growth.
Provides responses to requested information and on-going implementation of strategies to eliminate audit deficiencies and prevent non-compliance with rules and regulations; ensures
adherence to the University?s diversity and inclusion guidelines.
Creates a vision and engenders the trust of subordinates, peers, and supervisors; generates revenues for faculty and staff development.
Manages and implements the fiscal affairs for the department that are consistent with college and university expectations;
Develops recruitment and marketing plans that show evidence of faculty and staff involvement; prioritizes annual expenditures in a manner that supports the College mission; and
Establishes measurable goals and objectives aligned with University, System, and State goals for participation, success, excellence, and research.
Required Education & Experience:
Earned Doctorate degree in an area offered within the department's long-range plans for degree offerings (i.e. English or Foreign Languages only).
Must be tenure eligible and have demonstrated experience in administration and teaching in higher education or proven equivalent experiences.
Evidence of scholarship, research and creative endeavors.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Proven ability to provide vision, training, supervision and leadership.
Commitment to working with diverse student populations and fostering undergraduate and graduate student success.
Ability to adapt and respond quickly to the changing needs of the department, college and institution.
Demonstrated evidence of effective leadership supported by excellent oral/written communication.
Must possess sound judgment in decision making and a collaborative spirit with colleagues and leaders.
Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and relationship building skills that foster tolerance of multiple perspectives, ethical and participative decision-making, consensus building, and respect for and promotion of diversity.
Job Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-037078
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.