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Job Title:   Division Chair, Mathematics and Sciences Division

Description of Position:          

The Division Chair is the faculty leader of the academic division.  The Division Chair participates with other administrators and division chairs in the planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, coordinating, advising, and decision-making pertaining to college-wide operations with a particular view to the effects of such processes upon students, learning and teaching.  The Division Chair ensures department and program adherence to College Policies and Procedures and the Collective Agreements and also performs other essential duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Academic Dean(s).

The Mathematics and Sciences Division is comprised of the following departments:  Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy.

Appointment to this faculty position is subject to the terms and conditions of the LFA Collective Agreement (Article 10.7).  Division Chairs are released from instructional duty at three-quarters of full-time for the purposes of performing leadership and administrative duties on behalf of the College.

Required Qualifications:            

  • As per Article 10.7 in the Collective Agreement, a Division Chair must be a full-time regular faculty member.

Key Leadership Competencies:

Makes Good Decisions

  • Collegiality
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Organizational awareness

Manages Self

  • Integrity
  • Professional maturity
  • Tenacity, resilience and patience
  • Aspiration and self-development

Achieves Results

  • Student focus
  • Business awareness
  • Visioning and strategic thinking
  • Community focus

Builds Strong Teams

  • Team leadership
  • Mentorship and coaching
  • Relationship management
  • Communication

Notes:

  • Applicants must submit a covering letter and curriculum vitae indicating how their experience meets the requirements of this position.
  • Qualified applicants may be considered for appointment to a position outside of the Division in which they instruct.

Length of appointment:

Division Chairs are appointed for an initial term of two (2) years.  Subsequent appointments shall normally be for three (3) years, with an appointee being limited to two (2) consecutive three (3) year appointments, for a maximum total of eight (8) consecutive years as Division Chair.

Start Date:  May 1, 2018

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience, plus a division chair allowance.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description, please click here.  

Competition No.: F088-17

Deadline:  December 15, 2017

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

 

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