[ES_JOBS_NET] Dept Head – Physical & Earth Sciences/ Assoc or Full Prof in Chemistry or Physical Geography, Jacksonville State University

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Posting
Number:

FY201500045

Job
Title:

Dept Head – Physical & Earth
Sciences/ Asso or Full Prof in Chemistry or Physical
Geography

Position
is:

Vacant

If
Faculty, Tenure-Track:

Tenure

Pay
Grade Minimum Salary:

Commensurate with experience and budget

Position
Type:

Faculty

Department:

Physical and Earth Sciences

Job
Summary:

The Department Head will oversee the current bachelor’s
degrees and graduate certificate programs in the
Department of Physical and Earth Sciences (PES): the Bachelor of Science with a
major in Chemistry with two concentrations – Professional
Chemistry and General Chemistry; the Bachelor of Science
with a major in Geography; and supporting courses in
Anthropology, Environmental Science, Geology, and Physics.
The Department’s graduate certificates include
Environmental Science Management and Geographical
Information Systems, as well as supporting graduate
courses in Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, and
Physics. The Department Head leads the department in
program review, guides strategic planning, and ensures the
participation of faculty in teaching, research,
publication, and community service.

Essential
Functions:

In addition to traditional faculty responsibilities, the PES Department Head is
responsible for representing the department and its
faculty; managing the departmental budgets; planning
curriculum; managing the departmental office and
personnel; and managing/planning faculty teaching loads
and schedules. The Head will teach as required and will
accept other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences or by University policy. The
Head must be an academic leader with established
professional service, knowledgeable of current research in
field, and possessing the ability to foster collegiality
among the department faculty, the College, and the
University community. The Head must have proven ability to
obtain and manage extramural funds and must successfully
manage and work with a diverse group of people with varied
interests, abilities, and personalities. The Department
Head must have demonstrated administrative experience that
includes the leadership skills necessary to support and
encourage faculty teaching, research, and service
commitments and to stimulate their pursuits of
professional development activities.

Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities:

The Department Head must have knowledge of teaching,
scholarly activity, and service at the University level;
knowledge of University administration and managerial
procedures and practices; knowledge of education law; must
have demonstrated ability to create/maintain effective
relationships on campus with students, faculty, staff and
administrators; have demonstrated ability to manage the
fiscal and human resources; have ability to read
documents, written in English, encountered on the job; and
have ability to communicate effectively (through speaking
and writing) to individuals and groups, including public
speaking; and have basic computer knowledge.

Minimum
Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in chemistry or
physical geography.
A minimum of five years of experience as a tenure-line
faculty member in a regionally accredited college or
university or an internationally accredited college or
university is required.
The successful candidate will have credentials
commensurate with those of a tenured associate or full
professor and will have a substantial record of research,
teaching, and leadership.
A minimum of one year full-time equivalent administrative
experience, such as department head, program leader,
graduate coordinator, curriculum coordinator or similar
responsibility is required.

Specific
information for the job posting:

Work
Hours:

Posting
Date:

01/15/2015

Closing
Date:

03/15/2015

Open
Until Filled:

No

Requested
Starting Date:

08/01/2015

Termination
Date (If Temporary):

Internal
or External Funding:

Regular Appropriations

If
External Funding, what is the external fund end date?

Special
Instructions Summary

Prior to an on-campus interview, JSU requires all
official transcripts of candidates. Invited candidates may
request transcripts sent to:

Dean Earl Wade
College of Arts and Sciences
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265

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