Stratford University

  • Program Lead for Arts and Sciences

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2018 12:33 PM)
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    United States
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    Job Description: Faculty Lead


    General Information:


    Position Title: Faculty Lead

    Reports to: Campus President

    Last Updated: 2.25.13

    FLSA Status: Exempt


    Synopsis of Role: 


    The Faculty Lead is responsible for the success and proper delivery of the assigned Stratford University academic program courses. Specific responsibilities will include enhancing the University’s standing as a provider of degree granting related curriculum and the development of new curriculum. The Faculty Lead is expected to work collaboratively with the Program Director, Campus Dean and Faculty Members to facilitate student success and strengthen the reputation of the university by promoting excellence through curriculum development and delivery. Active participation in departmental, campus and college committees is required. The Faculty Lead will assist the Program Director in supervising and scheduling faculty and serve as a liaison between the campus, community, high schools and local businesses. The Faculty Lead is expected to work collaboratively with instructional faculty and academic support programs to facilitate student success and strengthen the reputation of the university by promoting excellence in student service, advocacy, and curriculum. Active participation in departmental, campus and college committees is required.


    Essential Functions:


    • Participate in the development, evaluation and revision of the curriculum in collaboration with program directors
    • Deliver the curriculum as developed by faculty and deans
    • Develop, update and maintain syllabi based upon the approved curriculum.
    • Introduce hybrid components with threaded discussions through MOODLE
    • Assist in the selection of course materials, library holdings, instructional equipment and educational resources
    • Promote student success by engaging students in the learning process
    • Utilize appropriate library resources and educational technology to enhance student learning
    • Maintain class schedules and instructional integrity through adherence to lesson plans
    • Ensure positive student outcomes through continuing assessment of student learning
    • Conduct on-going assessment of student progress
    • Accommodate students special needs and/or those who are undergoing unique circumstances and reach out to at risk students
    • Facilitate student retention and placement through positive student interactions
    • Advise and assist students in assigned academic program
    • Remain current in specialized discipline through continuing education and professional development implemented in approved Annual Faculty Development Plan
    • Participate in university wide activities for students, faculty and the community such as new student orientation, open houses, graduation exercises, faculty meetings and faculty education programs, including graduation ceremonies
    • Maintain appropriate records related to students, attendance, grades, and other documents and insure delivery to the appropriate academic administrator in a timely manner


    Critical Skills and Job Complexity:


    • Strong commitment to high academic standards, and ability to provide leadership in maintaining and strengthening academic excellence and enhancing the University’s standing
    • Ability to articulate the role of the assigned curriculum ultimately serving the broader student body
    • Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
    • Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand information and ideas as presented verbally
    • Communicate academic curriculum in an interesting and academically professional manner
    • Support the University vision with respect to the assigned program
    • Perform other duties as assigned



    Required Education and Experience:


    • Earned Doctorate Degree in related field is required
    • Record of successful working relationships with internal and external constituencies, including faculty, students, alumni, and the larger professional management community
    • Ability to work with external constituencies including business and industrial partners
    • Teaching, research, and community service experience



    Work Environment:


    • Office environment
    • Occasional evening and weekend hours




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