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Department Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (Tenure-Eligible) in the field of Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
University of Kentucky


Date Posted Aug. 5, 2022
Title Department Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (Tenure-Eligible) in the field of Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8G030:Educational, School and Counseling Psych
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Associate Professor
    Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Psychology - Educational
    Psychology - General
 
 
The Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, regular title series tenure eligible, in the field of Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or Quantitative and Psychometric Methods, to begin August 16, 2023.You are eligible for a generous benefits package as a University of Kentucky faculty member with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being. Additional information and updates to benefits can be found at: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefitshttps://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits

The department offers seven graduate degree programs: MS and PhD in Counseling Psychology, EdS and PhD in School Psychology, MS and PhD in Educational Psychology, and PhD of Quantitative and Psychometric Methods. All programs are approved by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our Counseling Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and our School Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. Visit our website ( https://education.uky.edu/edp/education.uky.edu/edp) to learn more about our programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department Chair represents the department in college, university, and external strategic initiatives. As a tenured faculty member and member of the Counseling, School, or Quantitative and Psychometric Methods program areas, the department chair will be expected to engage in research (i.e., publishing and conference presenting, externally funded projects and proposals), teach graduate courses (with reduced teaching load), and mentor graduate students (i.e., serve as thesis/dissertation chair or committee member). Finally, the Department Chair is responsible for duties including, but not limited to: working with graduate program chairs in the recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and retention of students as well as programmatic assessment reports, working with/supervising the Department Support Specialist with course scheduling, faculty workloads, curriculum development, faculty recruitment and appointment; faculty/staff performance evaluation; working with College of Education staff regarding budgetary management, philanthropic efforts, marketing and social media/print advertisement of graduate programs; working with department faculty, students, staff, and postdocs on social justice/ diversity, equity, & inclusion initiative planning.

Application review begins September 12, 2022. Applications should include a letter of application describing their appropriateness for the position including their administrative, research, teaching, and mentoring experience with specific attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion elements (upload under Cover Letter); candidate statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 1); current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); candidate statement on research (upload under Specific Request 2); candidate statement on teaching and service (upload under Specific Request 3); two representative publications (upload under Writing Sample); and information for 3 references when prompted in the application (references will be asked to upload a letter). Appointment for this 9-month position is contingent upon funding. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

 
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