Department Chair : Respiratory Therapy, Nursing – Dar Al Uloom University , Saudi Arabia

Job purpose
Department Chair is responsible for the academic, educational, research and administrative affairs in the academic department. Assignments have included responsibility for such activities as recruitment, evaluation and supervision of academic and support staff, faculty and staff orientation; curriculum development and implementation; student advising; budget development and administration; and department continuity and administrative support functions. A candidate for the position of Department Chair must hold Full-time faculty status and at least the rank of assistant professor at the time of appointment

Duties and responsibilities
Oversees the academic, educational, and administrative affairs in the department.
Developing the annual plan for the department.
Coordinates the involvement of faculty in their regular advisement responsibilities and insures an effective and ongoing student advisement program in the department
Supervise the functioning of educational, academic and exams processes in the department.
Oversees and tracks the performance of faculty members and their commitment to their hours of teaching and office hours and their academic advising.
Coordinates recruitment of faculty in accordance with Affirmative Action Plan and other applicable University policies or procedures.
Ensures that new faculty are oriented to the objectives of the basic instructional mission of DAU.
Encourages the faculty to expand their professional development relative to their disciplines, interpersonal relations with students and colleagues and interactions within the department.
Prepare Annual Program Report.
Encourages faculty to engage in scholarly and creative research and pursue excellence in teaching and community participation.
Articulates the needs, problems and views of the faculty to college and University administrative levels.
Evaluates and measures the level of performance and achievement in the department and developing the improvement plans.
Works on quality control and compliance to Academic Accreditation (NCAAA).
Develops and evaluates curricular programs and plans, and implements the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
Responsible to achieve the academic accreditation for the program from NCAAA and international bodies.

Qualifications include:
Education: Master’s/ Ph.D. related to Department disciplines.
Specialized knowledge: supervisory Development experience in education sector.

Skills & Abilities:
leadership and management/supervisory experience. Demonstrated success in monitoring the required resources for the department. Demonstrated commitment to increasing the diversity of faculty, staff, and students through recruitment, retention, and development of talented individuals. The ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans.
Ability to foster collaborative efforts by building partnerships with national and/or international constituencies. Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ability to manage budgets. Ability to maintain and develop strong undergraduate and professional programs, including maintaining NCAAA accreditation. Experience managing research and graduate programs. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a collaborative work environment. The ability to articulate a clear vision for the future of the department.

Professional Certification:
Certificate from a recognized bodies in his field

work experience in higher education. Having experience working in areas that are closely related to Department and supervisory experience.
Administrative experience needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership ability. Excellent leadership skills, customer/student relation skills and computer skills are a plus. Experience with the development and revision of nursing curriculum.

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