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Department Chair (EXPIRED)

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy, Northern Kentucky University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
Start date July 1, 2013
Job description

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for the position of Department Chair beginning July 1, 2013. This is a twelve-month, tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor rank. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will be someone capable of effectively leading a multidisciplinary department and serving as an advocate for the department at the College and University levels. The department has 15 tenured/tenure track faculty and 6 full-time lecturers with a combined total of approximately 225 majors.


Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology or Anthropology. Specialization is open. The successful candidate should have previous experience with academic administration and budgeting, evidence of excellent teaching, and an established research and publication record. Candidates must also demonstrate strong communication skills, an appreciation of and commitment to diversity, a commitment to collegiality and an ability to empower individuals and programs to contribute to an academically excellent department that fosters student-centered learning. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. We will hold informational interviews with interested candidates who are attending the 2012 American Sociological Association meetings August 17-20 in Denver, CO. We will also interview at the 2012 American Anthropological Association meetings November 14-18 in San Francisco, CA. E-mail letter of application, a vita with names of five professional references and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. Joan Ferrante, Chair, Search Committee at    http://jobs.nku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=184509. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon narrowing the candidate pool. For additional information on the department, visit http://sap.nku.edu.


NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit http://www.nku.edu.


Northern Kentucky University is committed to promoting a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, but especially from individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community.  Northern Kentucky University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Application deadline October 15, 2012
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