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Psychology, Department Chair and Professor, Tenure-Track

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Job Title
Psychology, Department Chair and Professor, Tenure-Track

Position Title
Psychology, Department Chair and Professor, Tenure-Track

Position Number

Job Category
University Faculty

Job Type
Full-Time

FLSA Status
Exempt

Campus
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code
PSYCHOLOGY (02119A)

Department Name
PSYCHOLOGY

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?
No

Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology seeks a visionary leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Psychology, beginning July 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will provide leadership to promote collaboration across the department’s programs and foster the career development of its faculty. The Chair will oversee 28 tenure-track or tenured faculty members and another 8 full-time non-tenure-track faculty serving approximately 1,200 Psychology majors. The department serves another 600 Neuroscience Majors. In addition to supporting undergraduate majors, the Chair will enhance the department’s three doctoral programs (Clinical, Developmental, and Applied Social Psychology) and support faculty members contributing to the Neuroscience major. The Chair should also be a recognized scholar in the behavioral sciences with an active research program and a history of extramural grant funding.

Located on the university’s Lakeshore Campus on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Psychology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. For more information about the department, please visit its website at the Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago .

Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Vigorously support the department’s programs and strengths and adapt them to the University’s and the College’s Strategic Plans.
(2) Develop and implement strategies to promote the Psychology Department internally and externally to recruit talented faculty and staff and enhance retention by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for working and learning.
(3) Serve as an effective advocate for internal and external resources, including the pursuit of external grants and funding, to support the endeavors of the department and its faculty colleagues, staff, and students.
(4) Offer new, creative, innovative ideas that advance the department and promote faculty professional development and student learning, including disciplinary and interdisciplinary initiatives.
(5) Serve as an effective ambassador for the department to internal and external audiences, including promoting outreach to alumni and donors.
(6) Oversee and manage departmental faculty and staff, including training, performance reviews, and professional development.
(7) Manage the department’s budget, allocating resources effectively and ensuring fiscal responsibility.
(8) Teaching courses (1:1 teaching load) at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conducting research and mentoring graduate students within the candidate’s area of expertise.

Qualifications

The candidate will have achieved the Associate or Full Professor level and have a PhD in Clinical, Social, Developmental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience. Candidates should possess academic-related administrative experience consistent with the department chair position. Candidates must also demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. In addition, candidates should demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. The candidate will also demonstrate:
a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication,
b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research,
c) an ability to contribute in a substantial way to the university’s mission to promote social justice and equity, and
d) engagement in trans-disciplinary research across the campuses. Finally, the candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands
None

Working Conditions
None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The candidate will have achieved the Associate or Full Professor level and have a PhD in Clinical, Social, Developmental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience. Candidates should possess academic-related administrative experience consistent with the department chair position. Candidates must also demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship. In addition, candidates should demonstrate the ability to mentor and support students from diverse backgrounds. The candidate will also demonstrate:
a) an ability to maintain a vigorous, ongoing program of research and publication,
b) the potential to secure external grant funding to support that research,
c) an ability to contribute in a substantial way to the university’s mission to promote social justice and equity, and
d) engagement in trans-disciplinary research across the campuses. Finally, the candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date
03/06/2024

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest that focuses on their administrative capabilities and experience relevant to chairing a psychology department to www.careers.luc.edu . In addition, they should include separate statements addressing (1) research interests and experience including the pursuit of external grants; (2) teaching interests and experience, including contributions to interdisciplinarity; and (3) past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching, and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise on their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be consulted later in the review process. Please direct inquiries and further inquiries to:

John J. Kelly, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660-5761
Email: jkelly7@luc.edu


Review of applications will begin on April 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity—including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment—is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission . For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed .

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/27667

Job Number
8500399, 8500420, 8500573

Organizational Location
PROVOST

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies
1

Desired Start Date
07/01/2024

Position End Date

Open Until Filled
Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Scholarly Publications
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Other Document
  6. Unofficial Transcripts
  7. Multi Media
  8. Resume
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