Chicago State University and the College of Health Sciences invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Chairperson for Public Health. This role will develop, in consultation with faculty members, goals and objectives for the Department in the areas of education, research and scholarly activities, and service, which articulate with the College’s mission and programmatic goals and objectives. The Chairperson is primarily responsible for the administration and execution of policies of the department engaged in a programmatic aspect of the campus and University mission.
About Chicago State University
Chicago State University (CSU), founded in 1867, is the oldest public university in the Chicago Metropolitan area. CSU is known for its impressive landscape, sitting on 161 wooded acres featuring large tracts of open space and beautiful trees. The campus is located near the recently-renovated CTA 95th Street station, as well as other transit systems that all provide commuter students, faculty and staff convenient access to the campus. The University’s five colleges—Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Pharmacy— offer various undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree-granting programs. The University also provides the greater South Side Chicago community with a multitude of athletic, cultural, educational and recreational activities.
Under the leadership of President Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq., whose term began in July 2018, CSU has been committed to a process of renewal and transformation. The President’s student-centered vision focuses on the advancement of the outstanding academic programs currently in place, as well as the development of new, innovative, and relevant programs to meet the needs of employers of the twenty-first century. Top priorities for the President include an unwavering focus on sustainable enrollment growth and student academic and career success.
Responsibilities of this Role include:
Assure that the Department meets union contractual guidelines and regulations; Prepare, in consultation with faculty members in the department, course goals and objectives, descriptions and revisions of educational and training programs and curricula, and course descriptions for the College of Health Sciences catalog and for the Curriculum Committee; Work with the Curriculum and Assessment Committees to assure the academic rigor and integrity of the aforementioned courses.
Work with the faculty and the Dean to prepare the appropriate documents to obtain CEPH accreditation for both the bachelor’s program and the MPH program Prepare, in consultation with the Dean, the annual budget and supervise the implementation of the budget
Critically review department records on a regular basis to evaluate the quality of the education, research, and service provided
Facilitate the development of research programs and stimulate the faculty to participate actively in research programs
Supervise and plan for department facilities
Select department staff, supervise their duties, and evaluate their performance, when applicable in accordance with the non-academic personnel policies in force
Assign to other members of the Department such specific duties as will make possible effective operations of the Department
Schedule, prepare the agenda for, and preside over all departmental faculty meetings and forward minutes of these meetings on a regular basis to the members of the Department and the Office of the Dean; Maintain up-to-date departmental records
Prepare an annual report on the Department’s progress
Recruit faculty, as needed, to meet the mission of the Department and acquaint new faculty members with department and college policies and procedures
Perform annual faculty performance reviews, prepare written evaluations and professional development plans, make candid and documented recommendations regarding promotion in academic rank/advancement to tenure/renewal of contracts of members of the Department
Organize the instructional schedule of the Department giving due consideration to individual faculty workload and delegate teaching responsibilities of each discipline to assure that the educational obligations for courses administered by the Department are satisfied
Evaluate student complaints regarding the Department or its members and handle them in accordance with standard institutional procedures
Encourage and facilitate the professional development of members of the Department, including active participation by faculty members in professional societies and in research/scholarly activities
Establish and coordinate corporate and professional liaisons
Present lectures, workshops, and laboratory exercises, as required, within the professional curriculum; Assist the Dean with the procurement and allocation of public and private funding; and
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Earned Ph.D. or DRPH in Public Health or equivalent degree in a related discipline(s), and an MPH
Demonstrated leadership and management skills Demonstrated research abilities
Excellent communication skills are required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to effectively contribute to the Department, College, and University teaching, scholarly, and service activities
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