The School of Health Sciences at Excelsior College is seeking candidates for the position of faculty, program director. Excelsior College, a recognized world leader in distance higher education, makes college degrees accessible to working adults with highly flexible and affordable degree programs. Excelsior College is a private, independently chartered institution, formally known as Regents College. A dedicated staff of 450+ currently serves over 32,000 students worldwide
Program directors in the School of Health Sciences are internal faculty (Excelsior College employees) who provide academic leadership for the development and management of the curricula for assigned programs and services within the School. Their roles and responsibilities generally fall into seven categories:
I. Curriculum Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
Serve in a leadership role while working with faculty to ensure curricula integrity of programs within School of Health Sciences.
Chair and facilitate the work of assigned faculty subcommittees, including the BS/MBA subcommittee.
Hold faculty appointment to the School of Health Sciences Faculty Committee.
Oversee the development of health science courses and programs, including all health care management courses and programs.
Evaluate levels of reliability and validity of assessment instruments.
II. Faculty Management and Development
Recruit and orient adjunct faculty, mentor and coach new faculty.
Develop, coordinate, and evaluate strategies that support faculty development, retention, and satisfaction.
Evaluate faculty performance and provide constructive guidance and feedback.
Assure consistency of student evaluation and faculty adherence to scoring protocols.
III. Facilitation of Learning and Student Support
Develop and evaluate strategies that support student learning, retention, and satisfaction.
Research and investigate online educational methodologies and strategies to support student success.
Develop and implement strategies to promote student socialization and retention.
Assure consistency and maintain quality standards in the delivery of courses, assessments and guided learning activities.
Provide information and professional judgment to other programs and college staff related to student needs, interests, and issues.
Advocate for programs and services that promote student success.
IV. Coordination and Administration of Courses, Assessments, and Guided Learning Activities
Perform administrative functions essential to the assigned program: Facilitate the implementation of all course-related technology and services.
Participate in activities supportive of the College’s strategic plan and the goals of the School of Health Sciences.
Communicate information to faculty and students regarding academic policies as they relate to health science courses and programs; assure adherence to same.
Coordinate scheduling of courses based on student needs and unit resources.
V. Project Management
Collaborate with the office of institutional advancement in identifying and responding to grant opportunities supportive of the strategic initiatives for the School of Health Sciences.
Assume a leadership role in developing and implementing special projects as assigned.
VI. Communication and Collaboration within the College Community
Participate in School of Health Sciences and College-wide committees and activities.
Collaborate with other units for the provision of student services.
Participate in activities supportive of the College's strategic plan and the goals of the School of Health Sciences.
Represent the College at professional meetings and forums.
Participate in marketing and outreach activities.
Participate in quality improvement and customer satisfaction activities.
Participate in the process of systematic program evaluation.
Provide consultation services to internal and external customers.
VII. Professional Development and Community Involvement:
Engage in scholarly activities, such as publications, presentations, and/or research.
Participate in activities in service to the health science professions.
Participate in continuing education and professional development activities.
Engage in community service. Qualifications
A master's degree in management with health care experience or health care management experience with a master's degree in education or a health related field is required. An earned doctorate or significant progress toward completion of the doctorate is preferred. Experience in higher education also preferred. Other qualifications include:
- Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
- Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.
- Demonstrated commitment to nontraditional education of adults.
- Experience with online education preferred.