Department Head

Job description

Position Number 014311

Functional Title Department Head

Position Type Department Chairs

Position Summary

As chair, core responsibilities include the administration and stewardship of the department's financial and human resources to sustain the work of the department, including budget management, faculty mentoring, workload agreements, and performance management, staff supervision, representation and promotion of the department within UNCG and beyond, external partnerships and contract management, and other duties required as chair.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate in peace and conflict studies (preferred), or a related field with strong connections to the theory and practice of conflict transformation.

The candidate must demonstrate a level of scholarship and a body of work in the research and practice of peace and conflict studies that is consistent with the associate or full professor rank.

Experience and proven track record supporting innovations in academic programs and scholarship, as well as managing budgets and raising funds for interdisciplinary research and practice of social change.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek a colleague and chair who will contribute to the department's efforts to bridge theory and practice to transform conflict and build peaceful and just social systems through scholarship and leadership; who understands the goals of positive peace as being founded in systems constructed around racial, gender, religious, sexual-orientation, ability and age equality; who fosters a culture of care and inclusion among students, faculty and staff; who is committed to sustainable and quality growth of enrollments and faculty in our bachelors, masters, and certificate programs which are offered residentially and online; and who will contribute to the raised public visibility and profile of the department, including its faculty, students, and graduates.

Tenure Status Tenure

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials must be electronically submitted through UNCG Jobsearch and should include a 3-5 page letter addressing your interest in the position (particularly addressing the items listed in the Preferred Qualifications section), leadership experience and style, teaching philosophy, and scholarship; a portfolio with examples of student work and personal creative or traditional forms of scholarly work; a curriculum vita.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least four (4) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the committee when the applicant is selected for a "short list" of applicants.

Position is open until filled but the committee will begin review of applications materials on Nov. 5, 2018. Direct inquiries to Emily Janke ([email protected]).

Recruitment Range Competitive

Org #-Department Peace and Conflict Studes - 11404

Job Open Date 09/24/2019

For Best Consideration Date 11/05/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 10

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. List of References
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. Link to Portfolio of Student Work
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Link to Professional Portfolio
  3. Writing Sample(s)
  4. Other Documents
  5. Other Documents 2
  6. Other Documents 3
  7. Diversity Statement
  8. Scholarly Writing
  9. Scholarly Writing 2

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)

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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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