Chair-Department of Psychology

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title::

Chair-Department of Psychology

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Chair-Department of Psychology

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Full-Time Or Part-Time::

Full Time

Time Limited Position::


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Psychology, located in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University. Home to over 2,000 students and nearly 200 faculty, the college is the largest academic unit at the University and is crucial to institutional success. In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, we are first and foremost committed to the success and support of our students. Our talented and amazing faculty are eager to engage students while helping them develop a strong sense of social responsibility as well as strong transferrable intellectual and practical skills. This includes communication, analytical, and problem-solving abilities, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and deductive reasoning to real-world problems. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the essential skills and tools of effective leadership. The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Psychology. The department also offers an on-line bachelor’s degree completion program. Additionally, the department offers a 36-credit hour online graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Psychology. The department places significant emphasis on advisement and mentoring to prepare students who graduate for employment in the social and behavioral sciences and for graduate and professional studies.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Department Chair serves as the administrator of their respective academic unit. They are responsible for the daily operation of the program as well as long-term planning, scheduling, and curriculum development. In addition to maintaining an acceptable level of teaching and scholarship, the chair’s primary duties include managing the department budget and seeking external funds; recruiting, hiring, and evaluating faculty and staff; recruiting, advising, and assisting students; producing various reports for the Dean’s Office, and providing vision and leadership to the Department.

This position will begin in the Spring or Fall 2023 semester.

Description of Work Continued::

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is a member of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences leadership team. The duties of the Chair are instructional and administrative. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Chair include but are not limited to:

1. Provide visionary leadership and strategic vision to advance the Department.
2. Recruit, supervise, mentor, and evaluate faculty.
3. Recruit students and promote the growth of both the undergraduate and graduate program.
4. Provide leadership in working with nontraditional students.
5. Manage department budget and resources.
6. Continue to develop a large, successful, and diverse faculty and staff and foster a collaborative and collegial work environment.
7. Guide curriculum development.
8. Identify and seek external funds to the department.
9. Promote the department within the university and to the wider community.
10. Provide leadership to complete the annual assessment of program and student learning outcomes.

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements::

Applicants must have a doctorate in psychology and a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate or Full Professor. Preferred are candidates who have experience with administrative academic leadership, acquisition of extramural grant funding, and the generation of a major program of online courses.

Preferred Qualifications::

Experience with administrative academic leadership, and fundraising, acquisition of extramural grant funding, service commensurate with the rank of Professor.

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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