Chair, School of Social Justice

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Chair, School of Social Justice

  • Employment type: Faculty - Regular
  • Bargaining Unit: BU Exempt
  • FTE: 1
  • Division: Faculty 12 Month Non AAUP
  • College: Coll of Health and Human Srvcs
  • Number of Openings: 1
Position Description
  • The School of Social Justice at the University of Toledo (UT) invites applications for a 12-month, tenured full professor of criminal justice to serve as school chair, beginning summer or fall of 2020. The School seeks an innovative, visionary, and energetic leader who can leverage the existing strengths of the department to create a meaningful impact on the college, university, and community. The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative leadership and will facilitate collaborations to enhance the impact of scholarship, teaching, and service. Furthermore, the candidate will support and mentor faculty and staff, and promote a collegial and collaborative environment.  

    The School of Social Justice is housed within the College of Health and Human Services. The School consists of graduate and undergraduate programs in criminal justice, undergraduate and post-professional programs in legal specialties, and graduate and undergraduate programs in social work. The School currently serves 100 graduate students and 750 undergraduate students. Additional information about the School is located at: The School of Social Justice is one of four schools in the College of Health and Human Services:

    The School Chair’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, the following:

    General administrative responsibility for the affairs of the Department, including successful planning, organization, development, implementation, and direction of all aspects of the Department; providing oversight, assessment, and development of all educational programs and research activities; and general Departmental leadership including presiding over Departmental committee meetings and designing and communicating the Department’s educational and service mission. 

    Stewarding the resources of the Department, the College and the University as an advocate and ambassador for the Chair’s faculty, staff, students and other stake holders.

    Providing direction in instruction by selecting and scheduling, subject to the approval of the Dean, courses to be taught, taking into consideration student demand and departmental programming; assisting to assign courses to faculty in accordance with applicable workload policies; leading the department in the process of curricular review, revision and development; conveying such changes in curriculum, courses and programs to the College and University as appropriate; guiding curriculum initiatives through to approval;

    Leading in Faculty recruitment, instruction, appointments and re-appointments, tenure and promotion per
    applicable policy; assists the Dean in determining salaries and merit increases, sabbatical and other leaves of absence; managing all personnel in the Department; participating in discipline and discharge where appropriate; and promoting diversity in recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students;

    Preparation of the following annual reports and reviews: an annual report of the performance of the Department; budgetary requests for operating and capital funds and salaries for faculty and staff within the Department; Annual performance review and evaluation of Departmental faculty; and other reports as assigned by the Dean or Provost; 

    Facilitate the work of members of the Department and building consensus and fostering cooperative relationships in the Department; (vii) Procuring training and research grants for the Department; encouraging faculty members to develop applications for training and research grants; and creating and supporting effective partnerships with local and national industry and government;

    Coordinating accreditation initiatives; Strategic planning and strategic operations; 

    Management of all departmental finances and resources in a fiscally responsible manner and complying with the University budgetary process;
    Assuring compliance with University policies and procedures;   

    Coordinating departmental activities with alumni, the Toledo area community and other outside groups; and accepting other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received.  Applications received by January 15, 2020, will be given full consideration by the review committee Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. For further questions about this position, please contact John Laux, at [email protected]

  • Qualifications
    Position Minimum Qualifications

    •  A doctoral degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.

    •  An outstanding record of teaching, research, grant funding and scholarly achievements commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of full professor.

    •  Demonstration of significant and successful administrative leadership experience in a university setting.

    The ideal candidate should have:

    •  Experience, training, or research focused on corrections, juvenile justice, and/or mental health issues and their impact on the CJ system

    •  Experience and familiarity with accreditation processes

    •  A proven record of collaborative leadership and administrative style, and a strong commitment to support the school’s mission;

    •  An established academic record and commitment to effectively mentor faculty and staff within the department;

    • Experience in program development, and the ability to oversee diverse academic programs;

    • The ability to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners;

    • The ability to create and support partnerships both within and outside the department, college and university;

    • A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity; and the ability to support the future growth
    and expansion of the department.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30.AM. and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.




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Posted: 2/20/2019
Application Due: 8/22/2019
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