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Company: OSU-Oklahoma City
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The department head is the first-line administrator of the department to which he/she is assigned. The incumbent is responsible for all issues related to department operation, such as curriculum, budget, personnel, class schedules, and student rights and responsibilities. The department head must actively recruit and mentor majors, serve on faculty committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

Other performance measures:


Successful performance of the job requires creativity, initiative, and effective problem solving.  A department head must work constructively with faculty, staff, and university officials to accomplish essential job functions.


Essential Job Functions:


  1. Teach 12 credit hours (or equivalent) with 3 hours credit release time each fall and spring semester.
  2. Supervise all courses, degree/certificate-granting programs of the department.
  3. Supervise the development/distribution of department publications.
  4. Coordinate development of an appropriate and efficient class schedule each semester.
  5. Coordinate with transfer institutions in the articulation of courses and/or degree programs.
  6. Remain current with theory and practice in the profession, coordinate and monitor professional growth activities for faculty.
  7. Develop a proposed budget for submission to the Division Head and recommend all budget expenditures to the Division Head.
  8. Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and recommendation of adjunct faculty and ASL Lab Coordinator and actively participate in the selection of fulltime faculty.
  9. Coordinates, develops, and participates in recruitment activities for department.
  10. Develop and monitor faculty teaching loads.
  11. Develop assessment plan in coordination with faculty and submit required assessment data and departmental information for program reviews and other institutional reports.
  12. Evaluate faculty.
  13. Supervise the ASL Lab Coordinator.
  14. Supervise textbook selection.
  15. Supervise implementation of institutional guidelines for retention.
  16. Supervise implementation of assessment model.
  17. Coordinates active advisory committees for degree programs.
  18. Establish and maintain effective cooperation and coordination with all other divisions, departments, and support units on campus.
  19. Participate in professional organizations.
  20. Fulfill all faculty requirements as noted in the Faculty Handbook.
  21. Completes all mandatory training and participate in RPT recommended level of professional development each year.
    Performs other duties as assigned.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts required upon Hire - This position is a 10 month appointment, August 1 through May 31 each academic year. Hire date may be prior to August 1 for preparation of 2023-2024 Academic year.

Position Qualification


  • Master's Degree in ASL/Interpreting discipline or master's degree with 18 hours in  discipline required (transfer classes)
  • Native or near native fluency in ASL



  • Must be qualified to teach and provide leadership in degree program; total of three (3) years of college-level teaching experience; previous experience in teaching.
  • Minimum of one year of successful administrative experience preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities Required:

  • Teaching Competence – Must be able to create lesson plans, content, presentations, ancillary materials, and assignments to effectively transform information to knowledge for students; have the ability to assess student learning and progress.
  • Communication skills – Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with clear, grammatically correct English and prepare complex reports on deadline; requires interaction with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact, discretion, and independent judgment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities imposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads, and public/student contact.
    Computer skills – Must be demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), as well as email, internet, and learning management systems.
    Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
    Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
    Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.

Interpersonal skills:

Successful performance of the job requires creativity, initiative, and effective problem solving.  A department head must work constructively with faculty, staff, and university officials to accomplish essential job functions.


Preferred Qualifications: 

National certification through RID, ASLPI score of 4 or higher, and/or SLPI of Advanced or higher.


Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends in an often busy and noisy environment.
  • Work will be performed in an office and classroom environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and various communication platforms.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
  • Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
  • Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).


    The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


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