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Department Head, Assistant/ Associate Professor (4896)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Head of Behavioral Sciences reports to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development and is responsible for the effective administration of the department. The Head of Behavioral Sciences will provide leadership and oversight to a multidisciplinary Department of behavioral scientists. The Department houses a number of undergraduate, master and doctoral degree programs in the three disciplines of Psychology, Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy. The successful applicant is responsible for making faculty and staff job assignments and must demonstrate and promote quality instruction, research and service; monitor and evaluate faculty and staff performance; collaborate with peers and faculty in a collegial environment to develop, evaluate and strengthen curricular offerings; engage in research and professional organizations; develop and administer departmental budgets; ensure maintenance of appropriate accreditations (e.g., NCATE, COAMFTE, CACREP); oversee student development, monitor student progress, and establish and maintain programs and services that enhance student awareness; conduct review of textbooks and review the status of library holdings; encourage faculty support of programs and services that encourage student academic performance. Teach six credit hours per semester as approved by the Dean.
• Earned Doctoral degree in a behavioral science discipline or related area
• Administrative/management experience at the department or unit level
• Evidence of scholarship
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Dedication to excellence in teaching with a commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom
• Familiarity with development and administration of both on-line and face to face degree programs
We seek a leader who embraces experiential learning and community engagement in the educational experience, desires to mentor diverse students, and integrates multicultural content into teaching. Rank and salary is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications; 12 month tenure track appointment starting July 2013.
Applicants should submit electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, and contact information for three references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Jack A. Palmer, Ph.D.
Department of Behavioral Sciences
700 University Avenue
Monroe, Louisiana 71209
Office Tel (318) 342-1345
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.