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Chair, BA Criminology - Online Campus

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Criminal Justice

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. Our curriculum and training opportunities prepare graduates to deliver outstanding professional services emphasizing the ability to understand and work with diverse populations. With 7 metropolitan campuses and a rapidly growing online student body, we are focused and dedicated to ensuring our students are positioned for success. We offer 20+ degree programs and are developing new program expansion opportunities to best support our students.

The Department Chair is a full-time administrative faculty member who reports to the Associate Campus Dean and works closely with the university's academic administrators, academic advising staff, administrative staff, peers, and faculty. The ideal candidate has strong leadership skills, is flexible and creative in problem solving, and makes a strong commitment to preparing undergraduate students for success in their B.A. Criminology program.

Principal Duties:

  • Maintain the mission, quality and integrity of the program, reflecting TCSPP standards.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse, skilled, innovative group of program faculty.
  • Recruit and retain a diverse student body.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the student development and evaluation process for programs with the appropriate personnel.
  • Lead grassroots efforts for program level marketing.
  • Work closely with the university admissions team on enrollment.
  • Manage student success and academic progress in the program.
  • Engage in student advising, mentoring, and teaching as required.
  • Manage program assessment and evaluation processes.
  • Maintain responsibility for the program budget.
  • Build the program course schedule and teaching assignments.
  • Develop strategic academic and budget plans for the department, including recommendations from the assessment and program review process.
  • Collaborate with university personnel on all policies and processes.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes collaboration and personal accountability.
  • Engage in university committee service and scholarship.

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required

Position Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in criminology or related field is required.
  • Expertise in the criminal justice system and education.
  • Record of successful program management and evaluation.
  • Experience facilitating courses in diverse modalities
  • Record of intellectual and professional contribution/scholarship to the field.
  • Record of success in student retention, advising and mentoring, including with non-traditional learners.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students in distance learning environments.
  • Commitment to applied research and the development of community relationships for students and faculty.
  • Commitment to the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty team.
  • Experience, skill, and success leading and managing a team toward goals related to the department, growth, and university.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team-building, and human relations skills.
  • Experience with data-based decision making in academic environments.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes collaboration and personal accountability.
  • Evidence of compatibility with the TCSPP mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree in criminology or related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of previous administrative experience as an academic department chair or program director.
  • Prior experience leading a B.A. Criminology department.
  • Experience with program assessment, evaluation, and accreditation.
  • Experience building and executing a strategic plan.
  • Experience developing distance learning programs for students who are working professionals.
  • Record of scholarship and applied research in criminology.
  • Experience recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse faculty.
  • Experience with adult learners, part-time students, and diverse learning styles.

Please describe your philosophy in supporting undergraduate student success in your Cover Letter.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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