Chairperson of the Department of Psychological Science

Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Chairperson of the Department of Psychological Science

Additional Information

The Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University invites tenured applicants for a senior faculty position. The occupant will also serve as Department Chairperson for a 3-year term (renewable) beginning July 2021. The successful candidate will possess administrative experience and demonstrate commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, to effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, to a well-established research agenda, and to academic service.
As Department Chairperson, the candidate will provide leadership to a department with 24 full-time tenured, tenure track, and contract faculty members. Teaching assignments may include introductory courses as well as upper division courses.

Benefits and Community

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/benefits-and-community/professional-staff

Relocation

https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/humanresources/jobs/working-at-ball-state/relocation

FLSA

Administrative Exemption

Hrs/Week

40

Length of Assignment

Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract

Position Function

Provide administrative and faculty leadership for the department and its reporting units, teach courses in general and expertise-specific areas of the discipline as negotiated with the Dean, conduct research and publish in areas of specialization; provide an example of engagement through academic, professional, and public service.

Minimum Education

Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

Five years of tenure line teaching experience in a psychology program or closely related field; demonstrated record of research and publication in any area of psychology; and have earned tenure.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Ten or more years of teaching experience in an undergraduate and/or graduate psychology program; demonstrated administrative experience at the department level; substantial record of research and publication in own area(s) of specialization; demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Other

Demonstrated record of research and publication in any area of psychology adequate for appointment as an associate or full professor; teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels in a psychology program; commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; demonstrated record of application for external funding to support research and/or education and training in psychology; and record of service at university, community, and/or professional levels.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Administrative Coordinator; all faculty.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department

CSH Deans Office:700010

Department Information

Department Email or Phone Number

lnlittleford@bsu.edu

Duties & Responsibilities

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Job Duty

Effectively represent the department and its faculty to the college and university.

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Job Duty

Plan strategically with the members of the department for the department’s future development.

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Job Duty

Continually assess progress toward department goals.

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Job Duty

Manage department budget.

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Job Duty

Plan and allocate department resources.

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Job Duty

Plan curricula with faculty.

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Job Duty

Assign teaching loads.

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Job Duty

Ensure adequate student advising.

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Job Duty

Address student concerns.

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Job Duty

Manage departmental office and personnel.

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Job Duty

Provide leadership and support to the faculty in their teaching.

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Job Duty

Conduct research and participate in service endeavors.

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Job Duty

Willingly engage external constituents (e.g., alumni, friends, etc.) in support of the mission of the department, the college and the university.

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Job Duty

Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.

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Job Duty

Supervise research projects of undergraduate and graduate students.

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Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Number

202000649P

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

07/01/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

11/04/2020

Applications Accepted Through Date

12/17/2020

Open Until Filled

No

Information regarding transcripts

Special Instructions Summary

The Department of Psychological Science requests that you submit a Personal Leadership statement and Diversity statement as part of your required Applicant Documents.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Statement
  4. Leadership Statement
Optional Documents

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