Department Chair, Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Department Chair, Information Technology and Cybersecurity


Full Time


Albany, NY | Remote |

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As a member of the Excelsior School of Technology leadership team, the Chair coordinates departmental activity with the activities of other units in the University. As a change leader, the Chair works in collaboration with other members of the administration to drive student success and assists in the development and implementation of School and College initiatives across multiple modalities. As a member of the faculty, this role has teaching responsibilities commensurate with the scale and scope of the size of the department.

Excelsior University values students, instructors, employees, and all members of its world-wide community, and actively develops practices and policies that promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Diversity involves recognizing and respecting the richness of ethnic and cultural traditions, and the value of different perspectives related to gender, age, disability, sexual orientation religion, family status, employee tenure, and more. Inclusion is about leveraging these differences and maximizing individual contributions in a way that enhances organizational effectiveness.

At Excelsior, each staff and faculty member contribute to the student experience. The guiding principles, collectively known as Excelsior CARES, shape the environment in which we work and set the standard to which we hold ourselves. Each Excelsior employee is Compassionate, Agile, Respectful, and committed to Excellence and Service. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Technology, this position is based out of the university’s home office in Albany, NY with the option of considering remote candidates. Remote employees will have mandatory occasional travel for meetings, conferences, and professional development opportunities. Remote employees are expected to be available during work hours 8:30am – 5:00pm Eastern time. The University will supply necessary equipment to perform the essential functions of this job (e.g., laptop, docking station). Employees are responsible for having a workspace where they can participate in virtual meetings without multiple interruptions and noise.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Department Leadership and Administration
Work with faculty, staff and students within the department to establish and maintain strategic and operational project plans and budgets that are consistent with the college and university goals. Coordinate and monitor program pathways and course schedules to ensure program and student success.

Department Curriculum
Manage course registrations and instructor assignments in accordance with university-set benchmarks and quality metrics. Recruit, appoint, evaluate, and supervise performance of faculty. Support and oversee the overall development of the faculty within department.

Faculty Responsibilities
  • Has teaching responsibilities within university-established workload model.
  • Maintain a scholarly agenda in alignment with university and college and strategic priorities.
  • Engage department faculty in university and community service activities as appropriate.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • An earned doctorate in IT, cybersecurity, technology or related field, or an earned doctorate with at least 18 credit hours in related IT, cybersecurity, technology, or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years teaching experience.
  • Five to seven years of progressive administrative experience, with consistent evidence of exemplary performance.
  • Strong track record of promoting student success using evidence-based decision-making to support the quality improvement of academic programs, curriculum, and faculty.
  • Demonstrated experience with the recruitment, selection, evaluation, development, and mentoring of faculty.
  • Experience with program and student learning outcomes assessment, as well as program and institutional accreditation processes and procedures.
  • Experience with supporting the coordination, preparation and maintenance of a budget in an academic environment preferred.
  • Demonstrate skill in understanding cultural differences and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience working with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong track record of working collaboratively and collegially with faculty across disciplines to support high quality standards.
  • Excellent communication skills, comfort with timelines, dates and deliverables are a must.
  • Experience teaching in an online environment and experience in online education academic administration desired.

    The hiring salary range for this position is $86,000.00 - $110,000.00. The hiring salary range above represents the University's good faith estimate at the time of posting.
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    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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