Department Chair - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  2290

The newly created division on the regional campuses seeks a Department Chair for the Social and Behavioral Sciences department to provide academic and administrative leadership and to manage the work of the Department.


The department chair leads the strategic initiatives of the department.  In addition to teaching, specific duties and responsibilities include: budget oversight; curriculum development and implementation; recruitment and professional development of faculty; recommendations to the Dean for merit-based salary increases; hiring, mentoring and supervision of faculty and staff;  scheduling;  communication of University and divisional policies and practices to the Department; representation of the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science to the University and broader public.  Additional chair responsibilities are outlined in the Miami University Policy and Information Manual.

Minimum Qualifications

Tenure at Miami University and the rank of Associate or Full Professor; discipline must fall under this new department; excellent record of accomplishment in teaching, service and  research.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience on the regional campuses; administrative experiences suggesting a demonstrated ability to lead an academic department.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please submit under "other" documents: a 2-3 page letter outlining a vision for the department and a statement of administrative philosophy.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Middletown Campus Regional Dean
  • Department Chair - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
  • Human Development & Family Studies
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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