The Chair is the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the department. (S)he is charged with leading the faculty and staff in advancing the department’s research, teaching, and service mission. This charge includes working with constituents to develop the Department’s vision, executing the Department’s strategic plan, and achieving the Department’s goals. The Chair is also charged with promoting the Department through alumni and donor engagement and ensuring the competitiveness of its graduates. The Chair also serves as mentor to faculty colleagues and as collaborator with other college administrative officers, interprets college policy, advocates for the department from a perspective of the best overall interests of the College, leads faculty in important processes that shape the curriculum and have an impact on the learning of students, and effectively articulates department and university missions to internal and external constituencies.
This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the associate or full level.