Company Name:

Fayetteville State University


Fayetteville, North Carolina

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Chair of Department

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

March 26, 2019

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Chair - Department of Psychology

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Psychology, located in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Fayetteville State University, offers the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Psychology. The Department also offers an on-line bachelor’s degree completion program. Additionally, the Department offers a 36-credit hour online graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Psychology. The Department places significant emphasis on advisement and mentoring to prepare students who graduate for employment in the social and behavioral sciences and for graduate and professional studies.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Department Chair serves as the chief representative of the department, the leader in its internal affairs, and is the advocate for the departmental faculty to the university administration. The Chair is the administrative and instructional representative of the department. The duties of the Chair involve collaboration and interaction with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators.

This position will begin in the Fall 2019 semester.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and he/she is a member of the CAS leadership team. The duties of the Chair are instructional and administrative. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Chair include but are not limited to:

1. Provide visionary leadership and strategic vision to advance the Department.
2. Recruit, supervise, mentor, and evaluate faculty.
3. Recruit students and promote the growth of both the undergraduate and graduate program.
4. Provide leadership in working with nontraditional students.
5. Manage department budget and resources.
6. Continue to develop a large, successful, and diverse faculty and staff and foster a collaborative and collegial work environment.
7. Guide curriculum development.
8. Identify and seek external funds to the department.
9. Promote the department within the university and to the wider community.
10. Provide leadership to complete the annual assessment of program and student learning outcomes.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Must have a doctoral degree in Psychology and a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate Professor or Professor.

Preferred Experience:

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with administrative academic leadership, the acquisition of extramural funding, the management of non-academic professional staff, experience in teaching and developing an online program, and working knowledge of computer software such as Banner, SharePoint, Digital Measures, and Excel

Review of applicants will begin on April 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by April 10, 2019.

Additional Information for Applicants

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement:

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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