Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Department Chair (College / University) is $83,715
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Department Chair (College / University)s?
An entry-level Department Chair (College / University) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,891 based on 6 salaries. An early career Department Chair (College / University) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total …Read more
What Do Department Chair (College / University)s Do?
Colleges and universities comprise many departments, each with its own area of focus. Department chairs hold a leadership role over their department, working to implement the university's vision by shaping the department's curriculum and goals. They supervise professors, instructors, and assistants, as well as communicate and collaborate with university administration to promote the university's goals and maximize their department's work. The department chair also manages the department's …Read more
- Interview and lead hiring process for faculty, including checking eligibility.
- Teach courses, advise students, and work with new hires.
- Lead curriculum revision and updating processes, including reviewing syllabi and textbooks.
- Coordinate flow of information across departments and deans.