Chair of the Department of Human Services and Associate/Full Professor

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Chair of the Department of Human Services and Associate/Full Professor

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Curry School of Education

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-31-2018

Posting Summary:
The Curry School of Education seeks an optimistic, action-oriented leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Human Services. Rank and tenure status are dependent upon qualifications. The chair is responsible for fostering a diverse, collegial and inclusive environment which enables them to successfully set departmental academic priorities and allocate departmental resources. Serving on the Dean's leadership team, the chair is responsible for faculty and staff development, and meeting academic program standards and quality service delivery, among other administrative duties.
The Department of Human Services provides education and training programs for graduate and undergraduate students in Counselor Education, Clinical and School Psychology, Speech Communication Disorders and Youth and Social Innovation. The department's 32 faculty focus on quality research and the application of research and theory to practice. Areas of special interest include youth violence, speech and hearing concerns, mentoring middle school students, autism spectrum disorders, international education and service, school interventions, incarcerated adolescents and adults, positive youth development, learning and attention disorders. Graduate programs work closely with the Sheila Johnson Center for Human Services, a clinical training and services center. The incumbent joins a community with a commitment to diversity and advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups. We encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the academic, professional, and ethnic or racial diversity of the department. For more information visit:
A doctoral degree is required in one of the Department of Human Service's program areas: Counselor Education, Communication Disorders, School Psychology, or Clinical Psychology. For clinical practice faculty, eligibility for or licensure in Virginia is required. A demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity in the department, school and university and a commitment to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups are essential. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage operational processes including the program budget are required. The ability to solve problems by gathering relevant information while adhering to institutional policies and procedures, and understanding how to make decisions based on individual circumstances, taking individuals into account to find the best solution for all. A demonstrated personal commitment to continual learning and proven people development skills with a focus on providing opportunities for faculty and staff to excel are required. Previous administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair is strongly preferred. Experience collaborating with community partners and an interest in leveraging local and regional partnerships is also preferred. A distinguished academic record commensurate with appointment on either the non-tenure track or as a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or full professor is required. Preference will be given to highly qualified applicants who qualify for a tenured appointment.
To apply, visit and search on Posting 0622533. Complete a Candidate Profile, attach a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references. Applicant screening begins March 1, 2018 and the position remains open until filled. We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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