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Online Information Technology Program Director with Faculty Appointment

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Work Type: Faculty full-time
Location: Dallas, Remote
Categories: Faculty

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Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Title of Position Online Information Technology Program Director with Faculty Appointment
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Remote
Department College of Graduate and Professional Studies - Online IT
Employee Class Faculty Full-time 12 mo
Basic Responsibilities A. Lead and oversee the online Information Technology programs
B. Supervise and evaluate the performance of faculty and facilitators of the programs
C. Teach in the Information Technology programs
D. Support budget process and budget allocation
E. Administer the academic, personnel, recruitment, and administrative life of the programs
F. Advise students toward the completion of their program
Essential Duties

A. Lead and oversee the CGPS Information Technology programs
1. Lead the faculty in developing plans to further the purpose, mission, vision, and goals of the programs
2. Chair regular meetings of faculty, facilitators, and students for the purpose of conducting the academic and co-curricular affairs of the programs
3. Build a spirit of teamwork and collegiality among the faculty, facilitators, and students in the programs
4. Collaborate with track coordinators, if applicable

B. Supervise and evaluate the performance of program faculty and facilitators
1. Direct the annual process of evaluating and developing the programs’ purpose, mission, vision, and other strategic plans
2. Work with faculty and facilitators to develop annual performance goals.
3. Conduct all program faculty and facilitator evaluations for the satisfaction of accrediting agencies, for salary reviews, and for contract continuation

C. Teach in the Information Technology Programs
1. Administer and provide instruction in assigned courses. Duties include, but are not limited to, placing students in groups for assignments/discussions, conducting periodic synchronous interaction sessions, facilitating and grading all assignments in a timely manner and providing rich and timely feedback on student work. (This position may require the program director to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Teaching expectations and load across these levels will be taken into consideration when determining course load.) Provide timely and helpful answers to students’ inquiries regarding course material or academic matters.

D. Support budget process and budget allocation
1. Coordinate the development of the operational budget with the Assistant Deans and the Dean of CGPS
2. Assist the Assistant Deans and Deans in determining funding priorities
3. Make decisions regarding budgeted program expenditures

E. Administer the academic, personnel, recruitment, and administrative life of the programs
1. Serve on the ACU Dallas Academic Council for participation in shared governance and representation of the programs’ academic concerns
2. Oversee the process of reviewing student applications to the program and make final decisions regarding admission
3. Oversee the revision and development of the curriculum
4. Supervise the collection and analysis of data related to program outcomes and student learning outcomes (Outcome Assessment Reports)
5. Cooperate with ACU Marketing to develop and maintain an ongoing program of alumni relations through the online alumni community
6. Prepare program publications and other correspondence, as needed
7. Facilitate regular meetings of faculty and facilitators.

F. Advise graduate and undergraduate students toward the completion of their degrees
1. Oversee the degree plans
2. Coordinate with New Student Ambassadors and Student Services Advisors in monitoring and addressing the needs of students

Professional Development Requirements A. Skills
1. Attention to detail and follow through.
2. Time management and organizational skills.
3. Maintain confidentiality.
4. Computer proficiency.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal abilities.
6. Provide quality instruction and support to students while maintaining academic and university standards.
7. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies.
8. Effective and appropriate leadership and administration of the program.
9. Develop and maintain working relationships with university administrators, faculty and staff.
Qualifications

A. Professional
1. Ph.D. or an Ed.D. or other terminal degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline.
2. Teaching experience or administrative experience in higher education preferred.
3. Relevant research completed in the last ten years [e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, program evaluation reports, etc.], preferred.
4. Experience teaching, designing and developing online coursework.
5. Computer literate in software and internet-based applications.

B. Personal
1. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
2. Ability to view and manage role and responsibilities in relation to the larger mission, goals, and perspective of the University.
3. Collaborative nature and excellent interpersonal abilities, with the ability to build consensus within cross-functional and multi-purposed teams, as well as diverse groups of people.
4. Outstanding organizational and project management skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
5. Highly self-motivated and solves problems, asking for input and initiating solutions as appropriate and reasonable.
6. Ability to consistently make sound decisions and exercise good judgment in a variety of circumstances.
7. Capacity to quickly learn new software applications.
8. Willingness to receive additional training and/or faculty mentoring.

Physical Demands A. Majority of work is performed in front of a computer and on the telephone; must have the ability to use the computer and remain stationary for long periods of time.
B. Manage conversations in person, online and by telephone.
C. Limited travel – locations vary and some overnight travel may be necessary.
D. Work well under pressure and manage stress well.
E. Communicate clearly: speak, read, write, and hear clearly to perform essential functions.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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