Southeastern Louisiana University, Kinesiology & Health Studies

Position ID:SELU-KHS-DH [#13290]
Position Title: Department Head
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Hammond, Louisiana 70402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Kinesiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/02/14, finished 2020/02/16)
Position Description:    

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Southeastern Louisiana University invites applicants for the position of Department Head. The Department Head is the chief academic and administrative officer of the department. The Department Head position is a 12-month position appointed by the President of the University, with approval of the University of Louisiana System. The Department Head shall be responsible to the Dean of the College, to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and to the President for the administration of the department.

The Department Head serves a key position in the management of Southeastern Louisiana University; success in fulfilling assigned responsibilities requires an individual who understands the role of administration and accepts administrative authority and responsibility. The successful Department Head must possess personal qualities such as openness, integrity, and objectivity. The Department Head must be effective in planning, communicating, coordinating, problem solving, negotiating, setting goals and representing the department, college, and University.

The Department Head serves a dual role as faculty member and administrator of the department. A workload of administration, research/scholarship, and teaching, as appropriate to the scope of the department's program, shall be negotiated by the Department Head and the Dean, with the expectation that a six-hour teaching assignment or the equivalent is the norm for fall and spring semester, and a three-hour teaching load, or equivalent, is the norm for the summer. As a faculty member, the Department Head is expected to maintain teaching effectiveness and scholarly productivity. As an administrator, the Department Head serves as the unit budget officer and is responsible for the planning, direction and development of the department. Generally, the portion of workload committed to administrative duties is devoted to activities such as hiring, supervising, and evaluating faculty, preparing the department's schedule of course offerings, maintaining departmental records, appointing and coordinating departmental committees, and addressing student needs. The Department Head acts as liaison between department faculty and the Dean, serving as an advocate for the department and implementing the directives of the Dean.

The Department Head shall be eligible for all faculty development grants.

The Department Head manages and oversees accreditation procedures, standards, and compliance issues within the college and University.

The successful candidate must have a Doctoral degree from an accredited university in a related Health Science discipline. Must have successful four-year college/university teaching experience and successful administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of experience with online teaching and program development. Ability to build consensus through shared governance. Advocate for faculty, students, and programs

Required Skills and Abilities: Demonstrates proficiency in program assessment, development, and revision consistent with professional standards. Evidence of experience in developing health science programs that align with the college and University strategic plan. Evidence of grant activity and other funding sources. Evidence of accreditation process and annual report experience. Applicants must be committed to working with diverse populations. Have the ability to engage respectively with people. Have excellent communication skills. Have very good ambassadorial and diplomatic skills. Have the ability to manage a number of competing demands. Be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances. Be able to develop their skills and seeks advice from a variety of sources. Be willing and able to take direction from administration.

In order to guarantee review, applicants must submit all documents requested. Complete the entire application online and include all education and work experience and the names and contact information for at least three references on your application. Attach an electronic copy of your letter of application addressing qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae, and copies of all transcripts from all colleges/universities (official transcripts required upon employment).

Applicant must apply by February 7th, 2019 online at:

Southeastern is an AA/ADA/EEO employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
SLU 10799
Hammond, LA 70402

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