Department Head - Humanities

Blinn College
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Requisition Number 2023001F

Position Title Department Head - Humanities Salary Range per faculty salary schedule DBM Rating n/a Job Type Full Time Job Category Faculty Anticipated Start Date 03/20/2023 Campus Brenham, RELLIS Application Deadline Extended Open Deadline FLSA Status Exempt Security Sensitive? Yes Work Hours

Position Summary Information


Serves as the district Humanities Department Head for assigned areas or disciplines for the Brenham and RELLIS Blinn Campuses and provides assistance and leadership to the Academic Dean in developing and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to service area needs. Additionally, promotes activities, strategies, and processes that prepare students for success while meeting the requirements of all internal and external accreditation entities. Helps lead the instructional areas within their division in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Essential Duties

1. Ensure that faculty members follow College's policies and procedures 2. Assist with the interview process, along with the Dean and search committee 3. Assist and support new faculty hires in obtaining all required credentialing documents prior to start date; work with HR regarding ensuring receipt of proper employment and hiring documentation 4. Evaluate full-time and part-time faculty in conjunction with Instructional Dean and Assistant Deans. 5. Actively participate in meetings, committee assignments, and initiatives to meet College goals 6. Collaborate with dean, curriculum resource team (CRT), and other stakeholders to develop new or to improve current programs; when necessary work with Dean, Assistant Deans, Department Heads, CRTs, and administrative staff to develop plans for degree program phase-out 7. Mediate student conflicts and prepare appropriate forms 8. Maintain appropriate documentation for the instructional division 9. Assist in preparation of semester schedules 10. Oversee faculty absence and substitution reports 11. Support faculty professional development requirements 12. Provide guidance and progressive discipline when needed and develop performance improvement plans when necessary. 13. Visit instructors' classes including off-site locations, as needed. 14. Assist the Dean in regular Division meetings 15. Assist the Dean and Assistant Deans in maintaining classroom equipment within the Division 16. Assist the Dean in collection of information needed for division's annual plans and program review. 17. Assist the Dean and work with Department Heads in grade change process, class add/drops, cancellation of classes, and student follow-up/tracking, as required 18. Administer with the Dean, Assistant Dean, and Academic Affairs support staff online and Quality Matters approval and re-approval process 19. Facilitate a reliable assessment procedure for the division and ensure decisions are implemented, complied, and disseminated 20. Work with Dean, Assistant Deans, Academic Affairs, and IRE staff in maintaining appropriate division record keeping for SACSCOC reporting 21. Monitor dual-credit classes as applicable 22. Assist with recruitment of faculty and students 23. Accept other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master's degree with academic credentials in at least one of the assigned supervising areas from a regionally accredited college or university.

Three years of full-time teaching experience in higher education. Note: Exceptional circumstances of a full-time current faculty member with part-time teaching experiences totaling 3-5 years or more will be reviewed on an individual basis.

The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Meet deadlines for assigned reports and projects.

Strong commitment to innovative teaching, active learning, and the use of technology to support the delivery of instruction in all modalities.

Capacity to assess community/student needs and develop responsive programs.

Ability to listen, understand, and respond positively to requests and concerns from employees, students, regulatory agencies, and members of the academic community.

Capability to create a team–oriented climate and build/maintain relationships with compassion and sensitivity – while demonstrating a cooperative, professional attitude.

Ability to interact effectively as a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively with others to present information to faculty, academic/campus leaders, and public groups. Foster a collegial work environment and work effectively with a diverse community.

Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Windows software, integrated software systems and related instructional technology.

Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Ability to safeguard sensitive and/or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosures.

Ability to travel to Brenham and RELLIS campuses on a weekly basis.

Ability to travel to all Blinn campuses if needed (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, and Sealy)

Preferred Experience and Training

Diverse teaching experiences in higher education.

Experience in program and curriculum design and development and faculty selection and development.

Proven leadership, supervisory and managerial abilities in previous positions and an understanding and commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community college.

Knowledge of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) policies governing colleges and of federal and state laws affecting community colleges, including experience with institutional accreditation processes and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

Experience in developing and enhancing faculty skills through effective evaluation.

Physical Requirements

Ability to travel to Brenham and RELLIS campuses on a weekly basis.

Ability to travel to all Blinn campuses if needed (Brenham, Bryan, RELLIS, Schulenburg, and Sealy)

Required Degree, License or Certifications

As required by THECB and SACSCOC specifications for faculty.

Special Notes To Applicants

Ten month faculty contract.

Length of term is 3 years with an initial 6 month performance evaluation and annual evaluations at the end of each academic year.

Employee will continue in position based on evaluations for years 2 and 3. The 3 year term is renewable based on performance evaluations.

Position's campus location depends on departmental organizational layout.

Employee will have course reassign time as specified by their instructional dean.

Must be a current full-time, Blinn College faculty member


The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College's Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college's course inventory. https:// www.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed at Blinn College as a faculty member?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please explain your experience in recruiting and selecting part time faculty.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What is your experience with mentoring and evaluating part time faculty?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Explain your experience in curriculum development and planning (service on curriculum teams).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Provide information on your experience in selecting textbooks.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Provide information on your experience in resolving student's problems. Also provide an example of how you resolved a student's problem in the past.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • What is your experience in developing activities and programs that promote the division and increase student retention and success?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience teaching dual credit classes or making presentations regarding dual credit? If so, please explain your experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have experience teaching distance learning courses and/or developing distance learning courses? If so, please explain your experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Advertisement (specify in next question below)
  • Blinn Website
  • Blinn Employee
  • Internet Site (specify in next question below)
  • Indeed
  • Higher Ed Jobs
  • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • TACC - Texas Association of Community Colleges
  • Other (specify in next question below)
  • If in the previous question you selected "Advertisement", "Internet Site", or "Other", please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please choose all that apply below. If you answer yes to any below, please upload a copy of your DD214 or DD1300 in the optional documents section. For definition of claiming veteran's employment preference please see the following website:https:// www.
  • Yes, I am a veteran
  • Yes, I am a veteran's surviving spouse who has not remarried
  • Yes, I am an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty.
  • Yes, I am claiming veteran's employment preference.
  • No, to all the above
  • To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, will you now or in the future require Blinn College to commence ("sponsor") an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called "sponsorship" for an employment-based visa status.
  • Yes, I will now or in the future need H-1B visa sponsorship
  • No, I will not need sponsorship now or in the future for an H-1B visa
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document 1
  • Other Document 2
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
  • DD214 (required for Veteran's or Veteran's preference)
  • DD1300 (required for orphan's or surviving spouse)
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