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Division Head for Health Science

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Function:

The Division Head is the chief academic officer for the assigned division, responsible for the assigned division, responsible for division administration, planning, supervision, personnel, budgeting, operations, curriculum, and resource development.


Training or Experience Required:


Minimum of 3 years of experience in the profession.  Minimum of 3 years of relevant, successful administrative experience.




Pay Rate: 



Benefits at a Glance:








OSU Human Resources developed this information for the convenience of OSU employees. It is a brief interpretation of more detailed and complex materials. If further clarification is needed, the actual law, policy, and contract should be consulted as the authoritative source. OSU continually monitors benefits, policies and procedures and reserves the right to change, modify, amend, or terminate benefit programs at any time


Essential Job Functions: 


  1. Establishes and maintains effective coordination of all division activities.
  2. Establishes and maintains effective cooperation and coordination with all other divisions, departments, and support units within the university.
  3. Supervises recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.
  4. Directs and coordinates division accreditation activities.
  5. Coordinates implementation of the Student Success Model for retention.
  6. Coordinates implementation of the assessment model.
  7. Accepts other related responsibilities as assigned.



  1. Directs and coordinates short-term, intermediate, and long-range planning for the division.
  2. Supervises and coordinates development of effective semester class schedules.
  3. Prepares and recommends a budget and equipment purchases to the Vice President; supervises and coordinates budget expenditures for equipment, supplies, repairs, etc.
  4. Plans and supervises development and distribution of departmental and division publications.


Professional Development

  1. Coordinates and/or plans professional development activities for division faculty, Department Heads, and office staff.
  2. Participates in professional development activities/training and professional organizations.
  3. Ensures that new faculty, Department Heads, and office staff are paired with an experienced colleague for training and mentorship.
  4. Promotes teamwork and Total Quality Management in the division.



  1. Division Heads will not have a teaching requirement.
  2. Division Heads are allowed to teach up to six hours of overload per semester (fall, spring, summer).
  3. Develops, maintains, and monitors appropriate faculty assignments.



  1. Evaluates Department Heads (at such time that multiple departments are established in the division)
  2. Ensures that faculty are being evaluated
  3. Evaluates staff


Curriculum and Program Development

  1. Directs and coordinates all credit courses and degree/certificate granting programs of the division.
  2. Directs and supervises the planning and development of continuing education courses and/or programs.


Resource Development

  1. Plans, supervises, and coordinates resource development for the division, including advisory committee and activities, grant proposals, and fund-raising activities and/or events.



  1. Ensures that assessment systems and processes are being utilized for programs, departments, and the division to promote continuous improvement.
  2. Oversee processes associated with increasing the graduation rate of programs within the division.
  3. Collaborate with the Vice-President of Academic Affairs to examine low productivity programs and determine proper actions for those programs.


Student Advisement

  1. Where applicable, recruits and advises students on programs and enrollment.


Institutional and Community Service

  1. Serves on institutional committees
  2. Serves on external boards and committees


Monitors Physical Facilities

  1. Reports conditions requiring maintenance department attention
  2. Promotes and maintains a professional office environment


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 Skills, Knowledge, Abilities Required:

  • 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. 
  • Computer skills – Must be demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as e-mail and Internet.



Master’s degree in related field required, terminal degree preferred


Job Goal (Purpose of Position):

The incumbent is the first line administrator of the individual division to which he/she is assigned.  The Division Head has the responsibility for all issues related to the division including but not limited to:  goal setting, faculty/staff development, curriculum, budget, personnel, schedules, and attendance.


Contact with Others:

The Division Head is accountable for all processes and personnel within the division, which demands regular contact with members of own faculty/staff and other faculty/staff members of the university. This leader must be a champion of his/her faculty. Must work effectively and cooperatively with campus faculty, departments, and support units.  There is also regular contact with persons outside the university such as industry partners, potential donors, vocational/technical personnel, two and four-year program personnel, and advisory committees.  This requires an incumbent to use tact, diplomacy, and independent judgment.


Working Conditions: 

  • Evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Normal office working conditions



Physical Requirements:

  • Normal office physical requirements.
  • Ability to participate in student activities and trips off campus
  • Requires lifting up to 30 pounds (if an object weighs more than 45 pounds, 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.  


Apply online at For further assistance or information, call 945-3206.


Posted: 2018-09-14 Expires: 2038-01-18

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