Chair, Department of Human Services/Associate or Full Professor
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
February 14, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Chair of the Department of Human Services Associate or Full Professor, Tenured Faculty
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks an optimistic, action-oriented leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Human Services. Rank of associate professor or professor, and tenure status are dependent upon qualifications. The chair is responsible for fostering a diverse, collegial and inclusive environment, which enables them to successfully set departmental academic priorities and allocate departmental resources. Serving on the Dean's leadership team, the chair is responsible for faculty and staff development, and meeting academic program standards and quality service delivery, among other administrative duties.
The Department of Human Services provides education and training programs for graduate and undergraduate students Counselor Education, Clinical and School Psychology, Speech Communication Disorders and Youth and Social Innovation. The Department and its 32 faculty focus on quality research and the application of research and theory to practice. Areas of special interest include youth violence, speech and hearing concerns, mentoring middle school students, autism spectrum disorders, international education and service, school interventions, incarcerated adolescents and adults, positive youth development, learning and attention disorders.
Graduate programs work closely with the Sheila Johnson Center for Human Services, a clinical training and services center in the areas of speech and hearing services, psychological assessment and intervention, reading, and career planning and development.
The successful candidate will join a community with a history of multidisciplinary scholarly activity and a commitment to diversity and of advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups. The department encourages applications from candidates who will enhance the academic, professional, and ethnic or racial diversity of the department.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the Department of Human Service's program areas which include: Counselor Education, Communication Disorders, School Psychology, or Clinical Psychology. For clinical practice faculty, eligibility for or licensure in Virginia is required. A demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusivity in the department, school and university and a commitment to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups are essential. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage operational processes including the program budget are required. The ability to solve problems by gathering relevant information while adhering to institutional policies and procedures, and understanding how to make decisions based on individual circumstances, taking individuals into account to find the best solution for all. A demonstrated personal commitment to continual learning and proven people development skills with a focus on providing opportunities for faculty and staff to excel are required. Previous administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair is strongly preferred. Experience collaborating with community partners and an interest in leveraging local and regional partnerships is also preferred. A distinguished academic record commensurate with appointment on either the non-tenure track or as a tenured faculty member at the rank of associate professor or full professor is required. Preference will be given to highly qualified applicants who qualify for a tenured appointment.
Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, two writing samples, and contact information for three references.
Applicant screening begins March 1, 2018 and the position will remain open to applications until filled.
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