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Department Chair, Computer Science & Technology

Boise - Faculty

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Contract Length: 

11 months paid over 12 months

Reports To: 

Assistant Dean

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$84,703 - $127,055 per year


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The College of Western Idaho (CWI) is committed to empowering students to succeed by providing affordable and accessible education to advance the local and global workforce.

Offering premier programs and degrees that make a difference, CWI remains a top choice for higher education in the Treasure Valley. Empowering the community one student at a time, CWI moves fearlessly forward paving the way to bold new futures with flexible options, exceptional tuition value, and support every step of the way.

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Position Summary:

The Department Chair is a faculty position responsible for departmental operations and faculty supervision. The Department Chair also maintains part-time teaching responsibility. The position is an 11-month contract with 238 working days a year. Specific workdays are negotiated with the Dean to ensure significant coverage of business needs.


Essential Functions:

• Consults on changes and assigns faculty to the annual class schedule

• Conducts teaching observations of all full-time faculty

• Performs evaluations for full-time faculty

• Resolves instructional complaints from students

• Holds regular departmental meetings and maintains open communication with faculty

• Ensures maintenance of accurate department records

• Directs the work of the department related to Dual Credit, Assessment, and Facilities needs

• Facilitates performance management in a timely manner

• Reviews and recommends special course fee changes on a regular schedule

• Supervises recruitment and hiring processes for departmental faculty and staff

• Reviews and approves/denies exceptions to academic requirements

• Contributes to preparing department operating budgets

• Conveys by words and action the values expected by CWI

• Performs other duties as assigned within a balanced workload


• Coordinates outreach and research on the development of additional degree programs and certificates.

• Creates a mentoring and acculturation program for Adjunct Faculty.

• Works with faculty to enlist employers and industry representatives to serve on program advisory committees.

• Delegates faculty members to coordinate Program Partnership Council (PPC) meetings.

• Maintains and coordinates PPC documentation and is responsible for PPC reporting to ICTE.

• Responsible for Technical Skills Assessment reporting to Dean.

• Support faculty during the accreditation process.

• Utilizing appropriate funding sources, works with faculty to determine resource needs for individual programs.

• Oversight and collection of departmental syllabi, faculty CVs, and bios.

• Ensures faculty have current industry certifications as required.

• Ensures all CTE faculty have current ICTE credentials.

• Develop an understanding of ICTE credential requirements for new full-time CTE faculty.

• Maintain a record of ICTE credentials and renewal dates.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Qualified to teach a course offered within a program in the department.

• Five years of demonstrated teaching excellence in a variety of courses at the post-secondary level.

• Two years of leadership or supervisory experience. Leadership and supervisory experience in a post-secondary institution preferred.

• Experience in curriculum design, implementation, and oversight.

• Significant knowledge of or experience in a community college setting preferred.

• Experience developing and monitoring budgets preferred.

• Management of a learning lab preferred.

• Experience in problem-based learning, teaching with an array of distance learning technologies, teaching in blended learning formats and online teaching preferred.


Additional Instructions for Applicants:

Please use a cover letter to highlight your transferable skills and or experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status.


We look forward to receiving your application!