Primary Purpose of Position
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University seeks an energetic and innovative chairperson for the Department of Criminal Justice, who possesses a distinguished record of scholarly and professional accomplishments, appreciates the integration of learning, discovery and engagement, and has significant administrative experience. This is a 12-month position. Candidates are expected to exhibit a strong commitment to scholarship and excellence in the arena of criminal justice and to exhibit an open and collegial style of communication. Among the responsibilities of the chair are the administration of instructional programs, budgetary management, faculty development, instruction, academic advising, and departmental assessment. The normal teaching load for departmental chairpersons is six credit hours per semester. Service to the College, University and community are expected. As the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the Department of Criminal Justice, the chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Criminal Justice has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 450 majors. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and has plans to expand its curriculum offerings to include a cybersecurity concentration. The unit is one of six departments within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, which also houses the Departments of English, History and Political Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Liberal Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. CAHSS enrolls more than 1,950 students and has more than 130 faculty members.
With an award-winning faculty, intensive research programs, and community-focused initiatives, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university with an enrollment of more than 12,500 students. NC A&T is an 1890 land-grant, doctoral higher research institution and one of 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.
NC A&T has ranked third in the University of North Carolina System in sponsored research funding for more than a decade. The university is a leading producer of change agents and global leaders for the careers of today and tomorrow in disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business, and the arts and humanities. NC A&T offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in political science, criminal justice or related field. Candidates must also have a distinguished record of scholarly and professional accomplishments, integration of learning, discovery and engagement, and have significant administrative experience suitable for appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Experience in fundraising and extramural funding is preferred.