Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair, Health Science

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Requisition Number: 0811590 Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair Other Title Information: Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair, Health Science Organization: 217506 - HEALTH STUDIES Position Summary:

The Department of Health Science at The University of Alabama is seeking applications for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary academic and administrative leadership to a dynamic faculty and staff. As the chief administrative officer of the department, the chair will: (i) provide leadership and advocacy for teaching, research and service that articulate the mission of the department, college and university; (ii) encourage and support the procurement of external research funding among faculty; (iii) instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct theses and dissertations; (iv) supervise all budgetary and promotion decisions; and (v) perform other administrative and leadership responsibilities as needed.

The Department of Health Science currently has 14 full-time faculty members and one additional full-time faculty position that will start in fall 2019. The department offers degrees in the following programs: BS in Public Health, BSAT in Athletic Training, MA in Health Studies (with health promotion and athletic training options), MPH and a PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion. An MSAT in Athletic Training is in the planning stages.

The Department of Health Science is housed in the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) at UA, which is under the leadership of Stuart Usdan, PhD, a full professor in the Department of Health Science. HES is comprised of five interdisciplinary departments 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.

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Qualified candidates for this position are expected to have: (i) a doctoral degree in one of the Department of Health Science’s programmatic areas – athletic training, health education, health promotion, public health education, or a closely related discipline; (ii) a history of successful navigation of the tenure and promotion processes; (iii) previous involvement with accredited programs or specialty accreditors; (iv) experience in program development; (v) academic or research leadership; (vi) a strong record of scholarship that has included external funding; (vii) experience mentoring graduate students, including chairing theses and dissertations; and (vi) strong interpersonal and communications skills for effective interaction with faculty, staff, students and university constituents.

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The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The department encourages applications from candidates who will enhance the academic, professional and ethnic or racial diversity of the department. The expected start date for this position is August 2019, although a January 2019 start date is negotiable. Screening of applicants will begin on 5 October and continue until the position is filled.

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Search Initiation Date: 08/28/2018 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter; statement of administrative philosophy (attached as Optional Document 1); CV; and names and full contact information for three references (attached as Optional Document 2).

For more information, please contact:
Deidre Leaver-Dunn, PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor & Director – Athletic Training Program
Search Committee Chair
Department of Health Science
Box 870311
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0311
[email protected]

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    Posted: 12/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/2/2019
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