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Division Head for Social Sciences
Penn State Abington is searching for a Division Head for Social Sciences to begin July 1, 2014.
The Division Head oversees approximately 38 faculty members, programs, and budgets in Business, Administration of Justice, Psychological and Social Sciences, and has joint oversight of the Childhood and Early Adolescence (PK-4 Option) and RN to BS programs with the College of Education and School of Nursing at University Park.
Duties include staffing, scheduling, preparing promotion and tenure dossiers, convening Division Council, working with the college Development Office on institutional advancement initiatives in the Division, as well as with program advisory boards, among others. The Division Head also supervises divisional academic advising functions and personnel and serves ex officio on college-wide administrative and Faculty Senate standing committees.
The successful candidate will be tenurable, preferably at the rank of Full Professor, and will have held a faculty appointment in one of the above disciplines or related fields.
This is a 42 week administrative appointment to allow time for continued engagement in scholarly activities and with the option of teaching. Prior experience as a departmental head or other academic administrative officer is highly preferred.
Applicants should submit an electronic dossier (no paper submissions please) including: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae to: Janet Mignogno, Academic Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2014. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
Penn State Abington is a four-year undergraduate college of Penn State University located two blocks from Route 611 in Abington, Pennsylvania, and 10 miles north of Center City Philadelphia.
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
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