Head of Psychology, Internal Department Search

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0879P Working Title Head of Psychology, Internal Department Search Department Franklin College Psychology Department About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

College/Unit/Department website Posting Type Internal (PEP) Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 04/13/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants


Applications received by April 27, 2021, will receive full consideration. Application materials should be emailed to the search committee chair, Dr. James Coverdill (jimcov@uga.edu). Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and a statement outlining the candidate’s vision for the Department of Psychology and his or her role in executing this vision. Additionally, all candidates should complete an online application in UGAJobs (www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/191646). Although documents are submitted directly to the committee chair, the completion of the online UGAJobs application is required of all candidates.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Classification Title Department Chair/Head AC FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenured Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is initiating an internal‐to‐department search for a new Head of the Department of Psychology. Applicants must hold a faculty position at the rank of tenured associate or full professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia. The Head is the Chief administrative officer for the Department.

The Department Head interacts on a regular basis with faculty and staff in the department, Heads or Directors of other departments and units within the Division, and the Dean’s Office of the Franklin College. The Head also interacts with other offices on campus, including the Office of Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Instruction, and the Office of Academic Fiscal Affairs. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Renewal of this position is determined every three years by the Dean, in accordance with Franklin College by‐laws. Like all administrative appointments at the University of Georgia, the department head is an “at-will” position and heads may be asked to return to their full-time faculty position for any reason.

The Department Head is responsible for overseeing departmental resources and ensures the success of the department in achieving its missions in teaching and research. The Department Head conducts the annual review of faculty and staff; directly supervises departmental staff; is responsible for the department’s curricular offerings; and responds to requests from the Franklin College Dean’s Office, upper administration, and other units across campus, as required. The Department Head serves as a steward for departmental initiatives; monitors and approves departmental expenditures; addresses issues related to faculty, staff, and students as they arise; works with the Franklin College on development activities; and fields general inquires.

The position has a start date of August 1, 2021.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must hold a faculty position at the rank of tenured associate or full professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold the rank of tenured associate or full professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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