Assistant/Associate Professor and Chair of Degree Completion Business Programs

National Louis University (Tampa)

United States

August 20, 2021


Assistant/Associate Professor and Chair of Degree Completion Business


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Rank Administrative Faculty Term Length 12 Months Terminal one year contract Position Status Full Time Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor and Chair of Degree Completion Business Programs Campus Chicago, IL -18 S. Michigan Ave If other, please specify Position Summary

This position is an administrative faculty position where the Chair provides leadership and administrative oversight to degree completion programs in Business (BS in Management and BA in Health Care Leadership) and teaches courses (online and blended) in these programs. The new chair will strengthen Online Education expertise and provide leadership in adult learning and degree completion. This position is a twelve-month full-time Professional Practice track faculty position with significant administrative responsibilities. It is expected that the faculty appointment be eligible for Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

The Chair works collaboratively with other degree completion program chairs as well as undergraduate and graduate Business programs. She/he/they promotes the mission, vision and values of the University, supports the university's strategic initiatives, leads academic programs and is a tireless advocate for students from enrollment through employment. In addition to degree completion, National Louis University offers Business programs at the Undergraduate College and Masters programs at the School of Business and Information Technology.

The Chair provides vision and leadership to achieve academic excellence and operational efficiency. She/he/they works with the dean to lead the faculty, manages teaching workload, supervises administrative responsibilities, supports faculty development goals, and completes faculty and staff evaluations. The chair is also responsible for program planning, course offerings, curriculum currency, learning outcomes assessment, as well as accreditation and compliance. The chair will partner with Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), enrollment, student affairs, advising, and career services to ensure student's exceptional learning experiences.

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership • Upholds the university's mission and core values and support the University's strategic initiatives. • Serves as the program representative to internal and external constituents including prospective students, current students, faculty, supervisors, alumni and the community at-large. • Supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at the university and is a part of a welcoming community. • Is a strategic thinker and works with the university and community stakeholders to grow the program. • Works with the academic team to explore new program offerings in the degree completion market. • Provides online education expertise and supports online program offerings. • Engages actively in the life of the university and participates in campus and community events. • Partners with the enrollment team to prepare program material, present at open houses, and supports meeting enrollment goals. • Works with enrollment and advising to remove obstacles that impede students' access to NLU programs.

Program and Faculty • Leads faculty and staff to complete academic operations tasks with the highest quality and in a timely manner. Convenes regular meetings to coordinate administrative tasks and ensures proper communications and dissemination of information. • Provides curricular oversight to ensure academic rigor, curriculum currency and alignment with students' needs and market expectation. • Leads program(s) planning and manages departmental offerings to meet student needs to progress towards completion of the program. Utilizes various instructional modalities for efficient scheduling. • Manages faculty teaching loads, advising and service activities to ensure equity, efficiency, and transparency. • Leads faculty hiring, development, and evaluation. Identifies adjunct faculty and practitioners to contribute to the delivery of instruction and complement the expertise of faculty. • Leads the faculty to review learning outcomes and completes assessment reports. • Ensures that all course materials are complete, consistent, and in compliance with college and university policies and guidelines by the specified deadlines.

Students • Serves as point of contact for academic decisions including grade appeals, admission exceptions, and academic progress. • Advocates for students by responding to students' concerns, petitioning in a timely manner and working with the student success team to ensure an exceptional student experience. • Uses institutional data and student satisfaction surveys to make program improvements. • Monitors students' progress, retention and graduation rates, as well as successful licensure and employment rates. • Works with university offices and community partners to secure experiential learning opportunities and rigorous training to ensure graduates are competitive in the employment market. • Ensures General Education requirements in the program are met and works with the Learning Assessment Office to facilitate credit transfer. • Works with Career Bridge office to ensure proper training and readiness for employment and professional advancement.

About NLU Procedure for Candidacy Qualifications

• Commitment to the National Louis University's mission, vision and core values • A Master's Degree in a Business discipline or a related field is required, a Ph.D or Ed.D is preferred • Evidence of teaching excellence using various modalities and instructional technologies • Experience working with adult students and online programs • Experience in managing academic programs and curriculum development in different modalities • Five years of professional experience in a leadership or advanced role in an educational setting • Professionalism and commitment to working with diverse populations

About NLU National Louis University (NLU) is looking to honor its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation and Equity. The university is focused on inspiring and empowering all learners to be leaders ready to address tomorrow's challenges in the context of increasing global urbanization. NLU is dedicated to providing a career-building, life-changing education that is accessible to all students. The University offers 80 + programs within its five colleges: National College of Education, Kendall College of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Undergraduate College, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Business and Information Technology. The University serves over 9,700 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth in its undergraduate programming. Most students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus based, blended and online programming.

Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit university offering programs through the doctoral level. NLU is also classified as an Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named as a top ten institution by Money Magazine where its alumni believe they are making the world “a better place.” The University has had more Golden Apple Award winners among its graduates in teacher preparation than any institution across the state. The University has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2019). The University has received more than $80 million in funding for applied research projects in urban development, childhood development, school improvement, and teacher preparation. NLU recognized as a national leader in closing the post-secondary completion through its innovative approach to undergraduate education.

NLU is located in the center of Chicago's downtown loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area which has been recognized as America's largest campus with over 25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the city. In addition, the University has several suburban locations and a Florida regional campus.

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