Chair of Psychology Department

Carrollton, Georgia
Salary is commensurate with rank.
Jan 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Psychology to begin July 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter given the successful candidate’s existing commitments. This is a unique opportunity for a person of passion, clarity, vision, and wisdom to steer our historically significant department forward in our long-term project of developing psychology as a human science. The department offers BS, MA, and Ph.D. degrees with theoretical roots in humanistic, transpersonal, and critical psychology. Faculty are committed to topics often neglected by mainstream psychology including depth psychology, phenomenology, community psychology, feminist psychology, language psychology, parapsychology, and the psychology of mind and body.

     The position involves academic and administrative leadership for a department of 18 full-time faculty who serve approximately 650 majors and 80 graduate students. In addition to fostering a culture of collaborative intellectual engagement, the Chair is expected to teach, conduct research and scholarship, oversee and engage in departmental operations including budgetary management, and serve as a member of the College's senior leadership team. Qualifications include a doctorate in Psychology, along with a record of exceptional accomplishment in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership. Salary is commensurate with rank.

     Applicants should submit (a) a letter of interest that addresses the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, research accomplishments and goals, and teaching philosophy, (b) a statement of the applicant’s vision for psychology, (c) curriculum vitae, (d) contact information for five references, and (e) samples of research (optional). These materials should be sent in PDF format to  Screening of applications begins March 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. The department supports the university’s commitment to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and is dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving a university community with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.