Department Chair of Public Service and Business

Largo, Maryland
Jun 08, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
Full Time

Department Chair of Public Service and Business

Prince George's Community College 
Largo, MD 20774

Prince George's Community College transforms students' lives. The college exists to educate, train, and serve our diverse populations through accessible, affordable, and rigorous learning experiences.  We are proud to boast of a multi-talented and diverse workforce as well as offering a competitive benefits package and services that will add to your potential and work/life balance. We are looking to attract and retain individuals who are committed to helping our students succeed. In return, you will find PGCC an exciting place to work and grow.


The Department Chair of Public Service and Business plays a critical role in the academic life of the College and is responsible for carrying out the College’s vision and mission as they relate specifically to teaching, learning, and student success.  Reporting to the Dean of the Health, Business, and Public Service Division, the department chair is responsible for creating an environment conducive to collegiality, learning, and developing and implementing instructional strategies that support institutional goals and student aspirations.  The Chair engages faculty and other internal and external stakeholders to:  (1) develop, expand, and continuously improve high quality programs within the division, designed to address community needs; (2) encourage innovation and creativity in teaching and learning; (3) promote and encourage application of new and relevant knowledge within the departmental disciplines; (4) work collegially with the Health, Business, and Public Service Dean and Associate Dean to ensure student progression, retention and completion within the academic programs within the department; (5) actively promote and advocate for College’s implementation of guided pathways; and (6) support the development of stackable credentials and degrees that provide seamless articulation with secondary and postsecondary partners as well as the College’s noncredit programs and offerings.


  1. A minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience in a discipline within the Public Service and Business Department (i.e., Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Paralegal, Teacher Education, Business, Accounting, and Economics) in an accredited institution of higher education at the rank of associate professor or higher. 
  2. Minimum of a master’s degree in related discipline or related field.
  3. Previous administrative, supervisory, and/or leadership experience preferred.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Previous experience and ability to effectively and consistently lead and motivate others
  2. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community
  3. Effective and consistent organizational, conflict resolution, and management skills
  4. Proven teaching success in higher education
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and achievement in curriculum and program development and management
  6. Knowledge and understanding of the College’s organization, goals, objective, policies, and procedures
  7. Knowledge of the requirements of the accreditation agencies
  8. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, faculty, staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community
  9. Ability to establish priorities and make difficult choices among competing demands
  10. Ability to make decisions in a consultative and informed manner
  11. Skill in budget preparation and management
  12. Ability to write and implement grants


  1. Degree from an accredited institution.
    Unofficial transcripts must accompany applications for teaching positions. Lack of transcripts may cause your application to be rejected from further consideration. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment.
  2. Documentation of experience and performance required.
  3. Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  5. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


Department Chairs shall serve 12 months and be eligible for all benefits provided to other 12-month employees, including but not limited to annual leave, personal days as defined in the College Code; Spring and Winter Breaks and all holidays recognized by the College.  Department Chairs must adhere to and abide by all institutional policies and procedures as articulated in the College Code.

Department Chairs shall serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms and retain faculty status and tenure (if tenured; however, tenure is not required for this position). Chairs may teach no more than one course for each semester (Fall and Spring).

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Prince George's Community College supports and embraces cultural diversity, understood as the creation and promotion of an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for everyone. We accept and value differences, including differences in age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, and ability/disability. We strive for growth and success for all of our students, employees, business partners, and the community.

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