The Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. This is a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, commensurate with qualifications. The department is seeking a strong leader who brings relevant academic and administrative experience to the position. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in the department's curriculum, but the area of specialty is open. The Department Chair is expected to provide administrative leadership to 15 faculty members and staff; teach one course a semester; model excellence in teaching; maintain an active program of scholarship; oversee departmental operations that includes budgeting, scheduling, personnel matters, and engaging in appropriate department and college level service; and serving as a member of the College Leadership Team. The Department Chair also provides leadership to departmental initiatives in the areas of recruiting students, engagement with alumni and the professional community, faculty mentoring, assessment and program review, development of curricular and co-curricular programming, and other tasks consistent with the university and department strategic plans. The position begins on August 10, 2020. This is a 9 month faculty position with administrative duties as chair which requires work throughout the calendar year.
Applicants should possess the following: (1) a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or Criminology is preferred, but candidates with a Ph.D. in a closely related field may be considered; (2) obtained the rank of Full or Associate Professor in a criminal justice or criminology department; (3) an established record of research and teaching excellence; and (4) previous administrative and leadership experience or university service that would demonstrate the applicant's capacity to carry out the duties of department chair.
Work Location: Radford
Posting Number: F00102P
Position Number: F04420
Department: Criminal Justice, Dept of-11104
Application Review Date: 01/15/2020
Internal Number: 7987
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