Chairperson Associate Professor or Professor - Tenured Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Primary Responsibilities Provide dynamic collegial leadership to a progressive multi-discipline department that includes Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology, a very dedicated faculty and staff, and approximately 450 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of a chairperson as defined in the Faculty Handbook, including supervising and evaluating faculty and staff, managing the department budget, maintaining and coordinating curriculum planning and development, ensuring curriculum integrity, maintaining compliance with Council of Social Work Education accreditation standards, leading student recruitment and retention initiatives, facilitating faculty research productivity, engaging university and community stakeholders, and officially representing the department interests both on and off campus.
Chairperson Assignment The Chair teaches six credit hours per regular term. Applicants with expertise in any area represented in the department will be considered.
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, or closely related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
Demonstrated administrative experience at the department level or above
Evidence of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service
Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
Demonstrated experience or knowledge of distance learning modalities
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with constituencies both on and off campus
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available July 1, 2019, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 25, 2019.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.