Requisition Number: 0904077
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Department Chair. The University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for Department Chair of Tourism Recreation and Sport Management. As a member of the Association of American Universities, UF (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines. The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management (www.trsm.hhp.ufl.edu) currently enrolls approximately 750 students (650 undergraduates, 100 graduates) with 18 full-time faculty members, and provides nationally and internationally recognized education and research programs. The academic environment is rich in research and professional opportunities in the sport, recreation and tourism industry. The University of Florida, the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university joined the Association of American Universities in 1985, the higher-education organization comprising the top 62 public and private institutions in North America. With an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. In 2012, UF faculty received $619 million in new research awards. The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many outdoor activities, with moderate temperatures almost all year round. Gainesville has an excellent school system, with a number of public schools ranked highly in the state and nation. The Chair serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Department and reports to the Dean of the College. The Chair is responsible for strategic planning and vision; academic leadership; working with the faculty in curriculum development; budget management; personnel matters; fundraising; effective representation of the Department within the College, the University of Florida campus and to the state, national, and international communities. Effective Date of Employment is July 1, 2014. This is a 12-month full-time appointment
Minimum Requirements: Candidates must possess: 1) an earned doctorate; 2) a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly accomplishments in disciplines within the Department; and 3) evidence of successful administrative experience. Applicants should be at the Professor rank or eligible for the rank of Professor at the University of Florida. Applicants should also have outstanding leadership skills, research vision, managerial and communication skills, and a commitment to integrity, transparency, academic excellence, and cultural diversity. The candidate must have the ability and willingness to foster positive relations with alumni, donors, and other key stakeholders of the department and college.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by December 6, 2013, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after December 6, 2013, may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Applications must include the following: 1) a letter of application summarizing the applicants qualifications, interest in the position, and administrative philosophy; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; and 3) names, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references. The search committee may request additional materials at any time. Inquiries and nominations about this position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee Scott K. Powers Professor Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology University of Florida PO Box 118205 Gainesville, FL 32611 firstname.lastname@example.org 352-294-1713 The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Final candidates will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.