The Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology invites applications for the position of Chair. This is a twelve-month tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and begins July 1, 2018. The department offers baccalaureate degrees in physics, geology, and in engineering technology, as well as pre-engineering transfer programs, and operates a planetarium. There are 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty, eight full time lecturers, 17 part time instructors, and six staff, serving approximately 40 physics majors, 34 geology majors, 56 pre-engineering students, and 273 engineering technology majors. More information is available at http://pget.nku.edu.
The successful candidate will lead a multi-disciplinary department, providing effective leadership, a commitment to collegiality, and strong advocacy at the college and university levels.
The department seeks both a colleague and a leader who will be responsible for the following duties:
Effectively manage department affairs, including budgeting, scheduling, and reporting.
Encourage growth and excellence in each of the disciplines, while strengthening cohesive and collegial relationships among them.
Develop collaborations with campus and external partners on a variety of initiatives related to the department.
Guide the department to refine and implement its vision for the future, including curriculum development, hiring of high-quality faculty members, and professional development for the current faculty.
Encourage the faculty in teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and service to community, institution, and profession or discipline.
Promote student opportunities for professional networking, academic excellence, and cross-disciplinary cooperation.
Advocate for the department across the college, university, and community.
Work collaboratively with other chairs and the dean to advance the collective interests of the college.
Teach six credit hours per year (after the first year of appointment as department chair)
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Geology, Engineering, Engineering Technology or a closely related discipline. The applicant must provide evidence of the ability to provide leadership in an academic environment and to perform administrative tasks effectively and efficiently. Preference is given to applicants with experience working across disciplines, strong communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop community connections relevant to the department disciplines, and the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of staff, students, and faculty.
Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a statement of interest and relevant experience, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. The search committee may request additional materials. Application materials should be submitted electronically at http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/6285. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Seyed Allameh (email@example.com) and Dr. Scott Nutter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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