Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor

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Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor - Search # 67658
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology


The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor. This position will be based on the Armstrong campus, but the department also has faculty and programs on the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 1,500 majors enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas that include health sciences, exercise science, athletic training/sports medicine, sport psychology, nutrition and food science, health administration, health informatics, health and physical education, sport management, and coaching education. The department strives to become an elite academic unit, and this position would provide the leadership to support that vision.

Position Description: Reporting to the Dean of the Waters College of Health Professions, the Department Chair and Associate Professor/Professor provides leadership and vision for the Department; advocates for the Department's needs and programs; supports faculty members in their teaching, professional development, service, and intellectual contributions; and ensures the fiscal integrity of the Department. The position is a 12-month appointment and also carries tenured faculty rank at the associate professor or professor level. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in one of the Department's academic disciplines, or a closely related field;
  • Exemplary record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of tenured associate professor or professor in one of the academic disciplines housed in the Department;
  • History of demonstrating a collaborative administrative style of leadership, embracing shared governance, and building a culture of trust and confidence with faculty, staff, students, and administrators;
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Record of progressively more responsible leadership positions in higher education;
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the Department and the mission of the University;
  • Interest in and ability to develop an understanding and appreciation for the disciplines within the unit;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop an environment that supports faculty success in securing grants and contracts for teaching, research, and service;
  • Record of successful outreach with external stakeholders;
  • Experience with programmatic accreditation requirements;
  • Knowledge of trends and issues challenging higher education;
  • Successful record of, and commitment to, equality of opportunity, and diversity with demonstrated respect and advocacy for faculty, staff, and students;
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university experience at the Assistant Professor level is required for the rank of Associate Professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues;
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university experience at the Associate Professor level is required for the rank of Professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues;
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of professor.

    Screening of applications begins November 16, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
    Dr. Barry Joyner, Search Chair, Search #67658
    Waters College of Health Professions
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-5322

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://chp.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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