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Chair, Science Department

Richardson, Texas Job ID: 203275
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Working closely with the Executive Director, and collaboration with campus Deans, plans, organizes, leads, supervises, and coordinates the development and implementation of the academic programs of study for the Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and other science course curriculums. Ensures laboratory manuals are within accreditation and regulatory standards appropriate to the education industry.  Conducts classroom observations, and has supervisory oversight of the hiring, training, and evaluation of science faculty.  Delivers classroom instruction according to an approved course syllabus using accepted and effective teaching methods; develops daily lesson plans; advises and tutors students; maintains current and accurate attendance and grade records; remains current in applicable program teaching field; participates in faculty meetings, instructional seminars, and in-service training sessions.  Participates in university activities such as faculty meetings, student functions, graduation exercises, open houses, new student orientations, interprofessional meetings, persistence, and advisory board meetings.  


Five years relevant experience with a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience in the subject areas taught and two to three years increasingly responsible management and supervisory experience in one or more areas of academic instructional management preferred.

Must be knowledgeable in course content, effective in directing and evaluating student learning and laboratory performance and be prepared in educational theory and techniques.

Knowledge of academic, general education, instructional curriculum at both the course and program level, integrated instructional and student development programs and evaluation techniques and methods.

Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as Title IV, ACICS, WASC and other accreditation standards. 

Experience with MS Office. 

Knowledge of applicable databases and computer application systems to supply the most accurate information, reports and projections.


(Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)

Experience with MS Office. 

Ability to manage projects and people, participate in and facilitate group meetings

Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.

Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to demonstrate strong professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to self-direct, self-pace, multi-task and function well under pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities.

Ability to manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.

Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Ability to exercise good judgment.


Ph.D. or M.D. degree required with appropriate coursework and/or credits in the subject area(s) taught.


For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Richardson, Texas Campus: WCU Dallas Function: Management

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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