Posting Summary: Tennessee State University is seeking a visionary leader for a tenure-track position as Head of the Department of Human Sciences. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and is responsible for the department's academic, research, and outreach programs, governance, faculty recruitment, planning, and financial affairs. He/She acts as the department's advocate to fulfill the missions of the department, college, and university. The incumbent will also work with and lead the faculty in pursuit of grants and contracts and facilitate faculty participation in interdisciplinary and/or distance programs as appropriate. The candidate should demonstrate capability and potential to manage the needs of two accredited programs, as well as an on-site Early Learning Center, and provide administrative support for growth in instruction, research, experiential and service learning. The successful candidate is also expected to develop interactions and productive partnerships with external constituents in the local and regional community. The Department contains three academic programs; Child Development and Family Studies, Fashion Merchandising, and Foods and Nutritional Sciences. The successful candidate must have the background to teach in one of those three areas.
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently ser...ving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.