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Faculty Program Director – Math & Physics
Excelsior College in Albany, New York
Date Posted 01/05/2021
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Closing Date: January 19, 2021

Reporting to the Associate Dean of General Education/Degree Completion in the School of Undergraduate Studies, this position is responsible for providing academic leadership in the management and development of school curricula, management and development of faculty, and facilitation of student learning and support for the undergraduate math and physics courses.

Faculty Program Directors work closely with the deans, other academic leaders and staff across the college. They ensure that programs and teaching are of the highest quality and are student-centered. Ongoing professional development, scholarship, and service to the College are also expectations of this position. The skills and knowledge required for this position include teamwork leadership, ability to meet budget requirements and deadlines, math and physics course development, experience with online training, marketing and social media strategies, computer applications, consulting skills, problem solving and decision making skills, strong technical and training skills in business as well as strong hands-on technical skills. This person must be able to think strategically, gain consensus, collaborate effectively with multiple groups, and execute plans to meet the goals of the Academic Program. This role can be conducted virtually or in Albany, New York.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to all matters related to program development/review; curricular and course development/review.
  • Update program content and materials and/or delivery methods, based on emerging practice, changes in the discipline, instructional effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements, feasibility, and costs.
  • Oversee the development of new academic offerings such as programs/courses/vertical credentials.
  • Recruit, retain, and evaluate faculty and subject matter experts.
  • Mentor, train, and develop faculty.
  • Determine course schedule and assign faculty for teaching assignments.
  • Work collaboratively to mediate and resolve faculty, curricular, and student issues.
  • Participate in the School of Undergraduate Studies and College-wide committees and activities.
  • Participate in activities supporting the College’s strategic plan and the goals of the School of Undergraduate Studies.
  • Engage in quality improvement and student satisfaction/retention initiatives.
  • Build and maintain community and industry relationships, including project partnerships and student opportunities.
  • Participate in activities in service to the advancement of math and physics.


  • An earned Doctorate degree or significant progress towards the completion of a Doctorate in the field of math, physics or related field or equivalent experience in the targeted discipline/community (an earned PhD is preferred). Experience with online/distance education preferred.
  • Teaching experience in higher education, experience in curriculum development and implementation and/or industry experience at a managerial level preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the nontraditional education of adults. Canvas or related LMS literacy preferred.
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