Administrative and Service Positions | Chemical Physics Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Administrative and Service Positions

  1. Program Chair

    The Program Chair (hereinafter “Chair”) is the chief administrative officer of the Program (See, Appendix I of this Handbook) and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College (hereinafter “Dean”).  The Chair is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular and thorough consultation with the Program faculty and the Program’s various committees as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    The Chair is an ex officio, non-voting member of all Program committees, and may make appointments as necessary and permitted to Program committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the Program.

    The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair is the responsibility of the Dean, who consults with the Program faculty on such matters. Procedures for the selection, review and reappointment of the Chair are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  2. Assistant to the Chair

    The Assistant to the Chair is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee (hereinafter “FAC”). The term of service is established by the Chair in consultation with the FAC, but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion.  The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant to the Chair are determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the FAC The duties shall be specified in a letter of appointment and program operating procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section IV F Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  3. Graduate Coordinator

    The Graduate Coordinator is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Graduate Faculty and the FAC. The Graduate Coordinator must be a full member of the Graduate Faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The term of service is established by the Chair in consultation with the FAC, but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The Graduate Coordinator chairs the Graduate Studies Committee and oversees the operation and development of the Program's graduate programs. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Graduate Coordinator are determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the Graduate Faculty and FAC. The duties shall be specified in a letter of appointment and program operating procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section IV F.Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  4. Additional Administrative Appointments

    Appointments to other program administrative positions are made by the Chair after consultation with the FAC. Appointments will be dependent upon the specific requirements of the position and an individual’s qualifications for the position. Duties and terms of office shall be specified by the Chair and FAC in a program operating procedures document. If a workload equivalent is to be associated with the appointment, the position must also be referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section IV F.Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  5. Non-Academic Staff

    The Program's non-academic staff includes all classified and unclassified staff positions within the Program including but not limited to the Administrative Assistant and secretarial staff.  Each position has specific duties as defined in the applicable position description.