Ball State University is pleased to invite applications for the position of Department Chairperson in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science. We are looking for an outstanding individual who possess visionary leadership abilities, management and accreditation experience, and a broad appreciation for the diverse disciplines within our department.
The Department of Nutrition and Health Science (NHS) is housed in the College of Health at Ball State University. The College is comprised of seven units: School of Nursing, School of Kinesiology, Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Department of Social Work, Department of Military Science, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling. The college will be housed in the new state-of-the-art Health Professions Building in July of 2019, which will include 30,000 square feet of Clinic space and 30,000 square feet of Simulation space.
The Department of NHS provides traditional and inter-professional education and practice opportunities that prepare students for graduate school as well as a wide assortment of rewarding health-related careers. Our graduates are employed as health education specialists, wellness educators, registered dietitian nutritionists, respiratory therapists, and radiographers. We offer graduate and undergraduate majors in nutrition and dietetics, an undergraduate major in health education and promotion, and a minor in public health. Our associate degree program in radiography and our bachelor’s degree program in respiratory therapy, based at IU Health Methodist Hospital in nearby Indianapolis, provide students with real-world clinical experiences.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate from an accredited college or university in a field related to the academic programs in the Department. A minimum of three years of successful relevant leadership experience.
Successful involvement in scholarly productivity demonstrated by publications, presentations, grants, or creative endeavors in a field related to the programs of the Department. A minimum of ten years of university teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in a field related to the programs of the Department, gained concurrently or at any time. Professional achievements in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor.
Employer will consider sponsorship.
Preferred qualifications: Outstanding record of administrative academic leadership (e.g., Chairperson or Associate/Assistant Chairperson of an academic department or Assistant/Associate Dean of a college). Leadership in service work including active participation in a related professional organization.
Preferred other: Demonstrated record of distinguished:
- Scholarly productivity including publications, presentations, grants, or creative endeavors.
- College/university teaching.
- Professional service.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/15420. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter addressed to Dr. Rebecca Brey and curriculum vitae. In your cover letter, please clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Contact information of at least three professional references is required in the application.
Although the option to upload a doctorate transcript is available in the application, interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcripts for the highest related degree earned prior to the in-person interview.
Original/Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Additionally, an education verification will be obtained. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 11, 2019.
Internal Number: 100598
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