Department Chair / Department of Social Sciences (FT191) Tenure Track

Employer
Claflin University
Location
Orangeburg, SC

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Criminal Justice
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Overview

CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focused academic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars, these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Report ranking Claflin ninth in its 2021 list of the nation’s top historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is the only HBCU in South Carolina in this “Top Ten” ranking. Claflin has earned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publication’s prestigious ranking for 10 consecutive years. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Claflin University ninth overall among the schools in the Best Regional Colleges in the South rankings.

Responsibilities

The Department of Social Sciences at Claflin University seeks to hire an assistant/associate professor to chair the department.  Responsibilities will include:  The Department Chair serves as the chief administrative officer responsible for all administrative and leadership aspects of a degree-granting department.  Duties include budget planning, personnel management, facilities management, and the daily supervision of full-time and adjunct faculty.  Additional teaching responsibilities will include other courses within one of the disciplines of Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Psychology.  The Department Chair is also expected to participate fully in departmental recruitment activities within the state and nationally, campus committee service, performance, and research obligations consistent with all faculty appointments.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching and advising that hold a PhD in either Criminal Justice or Psychology.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to strengthening a multi-disciplinary department and the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service at a liberal arts institution with a focus on undergraduate research. The ideal applicant has administrative experience and/or evidence of potential for effective administration and communication; a national reputation for excellence in research and teaching; an active research agenda and experience in securing major grants; and strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.

 

SALARY:  Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website: (https://careers-claflin.icims.com/jobs), to include uploading your current curriculum vita. Send a letter of application, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least three references.  Send all the above materials via email to:

 

Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street

Orangeburg, SC 29115

Organization

Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.


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