Department Chair & Full Professor, Department of Psychology at Miami University (Ohio)

Position Announcement: Department Chair & Full Professor, Department of Psychology at Miami University (Ohio)

Psychology: Department Chair and Full Professor to be the academic and administrative leader and to manage the work of the Department of Psychology. Position begins July 1, 2022. Responsibilities include budgeting, staffing, scheduling, supervising, and mentoring; enhancing the academic program; supporting research; overseeing curriculum, facilities, alumni outreach; helping to elaborate and implement a vision for the department and the department’s future directions; recruiting faculty and students; providing guidance and evaluation for promotion and tenure and departmental fiscal management; leading the faculty to achieve professional and departmental goals; exemplifying the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; working with staff, students, and other constituents; continuing to teach and perform research duties as appropriate.

The Department of Psychology at Miami University offers an undergraduate degree (BA) and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Areas of concentration are Brain, Cognitive and Developmental Sciences, Clinical Psychology, and Social Psychology. They also offer four thematic sequences and a co-major and minor in neuroscience. There are approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors and about 80 doctoral students, and 26 faculty members. 

Required: Ph.D. in psychology or closely related field and must hold the rank of full professor or be qualified for tenure and appointment to the rank of full professor at the time of appointment. They should have an outstanding portfolio of scholarship evidenced by a strong record of publication and related funding, as well as a clear and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Equally important, candidates should be able to demonstrate success as an effective, inspiring, and collegial academic leader.

Submit a cover letter outlining leadership and administrative philosophy and a vision for the future of the department, a curriculum vitae, and a 1-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service to Dean’s Office will request letters of recommendation from references listed in the application. Please address all inquiries to Kris Zomchek, Director of Personnel, Planning and Operations, College of Arts and Science at Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
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