Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair
Department of Health Science
College of Human Environmental Sciences
The Department of Health Science at The University of Alabama is seeking applications for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate will be expected to provide visionary academic and administrative leadership to a dynamic faculty and staff. As the chief administrative officer of the department, the chair will: (i) provide leadership and advocacy for teaching, research, and service that articulate the mission of the department, college, and university; (ii) encourage and support the procurement of external research funding among faculty; (iii) instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses and direct theses and dissertations; (iv) supervise all budgetary and promotion decisions; and (v) perform other administrative and leadership responsibilities as needed.
Qualified candidates for this position are expected to have: (i) a doctoral degree in one of the Department of Health Science’s programmatic areas – athletic training, health education, health promotion, public health education, or a closely related discipline; (ii) academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor; (iii) a strong record of scholarship that has included external funding; (iv) experience working with accredited programs; (v) experience mentoring junior faculty and/or graduate students; and (vi) strong interpersonal and communications skills for effective interaction with faculty, staff, students, and university constituents. It is also preferred that candidates have prior administrative and distance education experience.
DEPARTMENT & COLLEGE
The Department of Health Science currently has 13 full-time faculty members and two additional full-time faculty positions that will start in fall 2018. The department offers degrees in the following programs: BS in Public Health, BSAT in Athletic Training, MA in Health Studies (with health promotion and athletic training options), and a PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion. An MPH in Health Education & Promotion program will be offered beginning this fall 2018 semester and an MSAT in Athletic Training is in the planning stages.
The Department of Health Science is housed in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at UA, which is comprised of five interdisciplinary departments united through a common focus on life span development within context. The College has a long history of multidisciplinary scholarly activity and service implemented through the constituent departments: Clothing, Textile and Interior Design; Consumer Sciences; Health Science; Human Development and Family Studies; and Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management.
SALARY & APPLICATION INFORMATION
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The department encourages applications from candidates who will enhance the academic, professional, and ethnic or racial diversity of the department. The expected start date for this position is August 16, 2018. The application due date is May 16, 2018. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names and full contact information for three references (attached as Optional Document 1) electronically to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Angelia M. Paschal, Associate Professor.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Health Science
The University of Alabama, Box 870311
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0311
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.
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