The Chair of Health Science and Recreation (HSR) is the department's chief academic and administrative officer, who reports to the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) and works closely with college and campus chairs and directors. The department is one of 10 professional programs in CASA, the largest and one of the most innovative colleges on campus. The HSR Chair is primarily responsible for leading a multidisciplinary department that awards Bachelor of Science degrees in public health, recreation, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in community health education. In addition, the department participates in the university's general education program and operates a special session, online option for the MPH program. Drawing from an extensive network of professionals for part-time instruction, as well as a growing complement of tenure-track and tenured faculty, the department benefits from a rich history in the Bay Area and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success. As the University moves forward with new initiatives in the areas of health and technology, the Chair will have the opportunity to be involved in transdisciplinary planning and program development.
Qualifications: 1. Doctoral degree required from an accredited university, with at least one advanced degree (masters or doctorate) in public health or associated specialization. 2. Demonstrated management and leadership skills in higher education. 3. Demonstrated ability to manage academic budgets and secure resources to maintain a healthy department. 4. Experience in program accreditation and assessment. 5. Demonstrated ability to lead strategic planning and innovatively implement projects and programs. 6. Excellent communication skills and experience mentoring and developing junior faculty. 7. Demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching, and professional achievement, including leadership positions in professional associations, sufficient to merit a tenured appointment as Professor. 8. Demonstrated ability to foster a collegial organizational climate within a multicultural and dynamic environment, working with highly diverse faculty, students, and staff. 9. Demonstrated awareness of, and sensitivity to, the educational goals of a diverse student population as might have been gained through academic leadership, teaching, cross-cultural study, training, and other comparable experience.
Responsibilities: The Chair operates in a highly collaborative faculty governance environment, and has the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Maintain high standards of performance for faculty, staff and students. 2. Manage HSR department budgets, enrollment, scheduling and facilities. 3. Identify, recruit, evaluate and provide supervision for HSR faculty and staff. 4. Advance the Department's curriculum, and maintain all program review practices for the Department. 5. Lead the Department's community outreach, student scholarship awards program, fundraising, and promotional efforts. 6. Develop, promote and enforce Department policies to meet timely needs. 7. Lead strategic planning, enrollment management, and comprehensive assessment reporting and accreditation efforts for WASC, CEPH, and COAPRT. 8. Serve as chief public spokesperson and representative of the HSR Department. 9. Consistently address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, primary language, ability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, advisement, and respectful engagement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 17, 2018
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedure: For full consideration, submit (a) a cover letter stating your interest, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, (d) a summary of your research agenda, accomplishments, and current projects, (e) a detailed description of your vision for advancing the department's mission, increasing student success, and promoting continued excellence in applied research and professional activities at the local, national, and international levels; and (f) a list of at least five references with contact information, by November 22, 2017, to https://apply.interfolio.com/44329 (Confidential Letters of Recommendation will be required later.)
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Please address any questions to: Dr. Anne Demers, Chair Department of Health Science and Recreation San José State University San Jose, CA 95192-0052 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (408) 924-2980
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