Chair, Department of Psychology

Jackson, Hinds County
Apr 02, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Required: This is a full-time, 12 month position. Ideally the successful candidate will take office July 1, 2014, requires a terminal degree. Candidates must hold the rank of Full Professor with a Ph.D. in Psychology and have experience in academic administration. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated experience in leadership and management. The candidate selected will have academic credentials sufficient to meet tenure eligibility requirements. Candidates should demonstrate a history of research and external funding as well as a commitment to high standards of scholarship, faculty engagement and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience with APA and regional accreditation bodies, and previous experience in a doctoral-granting department. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience at the level of chair or higher and to a candidate who has been tenured with an excellent publication and/or grantsmanship record, ongoing research agenda, and service at the collegiate level; experience and facility with curriculum development; integrating high impact, engaged pedagogies and new technologies into the curriculum; strategic planning; and student learning outcomes assessment; have the ability to work collaboratively and provide a clear vision and leadership; and cultivate development opportunities to identify funding resources for new and existing programs. DEPARTMENT: The JSU Department of Psychology, located in the College of Liberal Arts has 10 faculty members, 225 undergraduate majors, and 40 doctoral students. The mission of the Department is to provide a rigorous and systemic study of the science of behavior and mental processes. The Chair will oversee the undergraduate B.S. program in which prepare undergraduates program students for entry into graduate psychology programs and other professional programs as well as employment in community mental health settings. Participation in community service and service learning projects is strongly promoted. The Chair will also serve as the chief advocate for the PhD program in Clinical Psychology. This program is the second historically African American university in the nation with an APA accredited Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Its main focus is to effectively train doctoral students to conduct research and provide psychological services to underserved and ethnically diverse populations. The central theme of our Clinical Psychology Program is multiculturalism. Psychology faculty members are diverse in terms of specializations in psychology, gender and ethnicity. For more information visit: APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, academic transcripts and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately for materials received by March 3rd, and fullest consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to March 17th. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Richard Chiles and Dr. Kaye Sly, Search Committee Co-Chairs, and are to be submitted via on-line at