Associate Professor/Professor and Dept. Head

Nov 19, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810470

Position Summary: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at The University of Alabama is seeking a dedicated professional to serve as head of the department. The successful candidate will be the chief administrative officer of the department with responsibilities including the following: 1.Supervise all budgetary and promotion decisions. 2.Provide leadership and advocacy for teaching, research and outreach activities that articulate with the mission of the department, college and university. 3.Instruct undergraduate and/or graduate level courses and direct theses and capstone experiences as needed. 4.Encourage solicitation for external funding and support the resulting contracts/grants.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: 1.Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective interaction with faculty, staff, students, and university constituents. 2.Doctoral degree in in Human Development and Family Studies, Education, Psychology or related discipline. 3.Qualifications to be employed at the associate or full professor level. 4.Administrative experience preferred. 5.Strong record of scholarship that includes external funding. 6.Previous experience mentoring junior faculty and/or graduate students. 7.Previous experience in distance education desirable. The College of Human Environmental Sciences is comprised of five interdisciplinary departments that are united through a common focus on life span development within context. The College has a long history of multidisciplinary scholarly activity and service implemented through the constituent departments: Clothing, Textile and Interior Design; Consumer Sciences; Health Science; Human Development and Family Studies; and Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies includes a vibrant and productive faculty, a robust undergraduate program (Adolescent Development, Child Life, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, and General Human Development), and offers graduate programs in three specializations: Human Development and Family Studies (thesis track), Marriage and Family Therapy, and Parent and Family Life Education. The department collaborates with the department of Educational Psychology and the department of Psychology to offer two doctoral degrees. The department is housed in the Child Development Research Center, a state-of-the-art, 64,000 sq-ft research facility that comprises department affiliated agencies and programs, including the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic, the Child Development Resources, the Children's Program-an NAEYC accredited lab school and the Alabama Quality Rating and Improvement System

Special Instructions: Applicants should submit an application online. An applicant cover letter indicating the position for which applicant wishes to be considered, current CV and contact information for three references should be included in the application (attach as Optional Document "1"). Also, attach a vision statement for department chair as "Administrative/Leadership Philosophy" document. Only If you choose to do so: you can attach letters of reference as Optional Document "2". However, most references are coming from outside sources, confidentially, and would need to be mailed or emailed in. If hired, an official transcript of your most recent advanced degree will be required. For questions or further information about the position, contact: Dr. Carroll Tingle, The University of Alabama, Box 870160, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0160;

UA EEO Statement: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"

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