Educational Psychology Chair (Full Professor Rank)
University of Minnesota - Department of Educational Psychology
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 351236
The Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities seeks to fill the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology position at the rank of Full Professor. This position, a tenured faculty line in the department, provides leadership both as an active high-impact scholar and by supporting scholarship in Educational Psychology. The Chair should be a thought leader in the field and formulate a forward-looking vision for the department, in collaboration with faculty and staff. The Chair nurtures the professional growth of faculty and staff who contribute to the research and teaching missions of the department (tenure- and non-tenure track), including encouraging their nomination for promotion and tenure as well as awards and honors; works to improve the quality of instruction, disciplined inquiry, and outreach/community engagement; and facilitates the creation of a welcoming environment for all individuals. The Chair provides academic leadership to Educational Psychology with support from an Associate Chair and Department Administrator, in consultation with the College Dean and Associate Deans. The Chair has general administrative authority over the department, including budget oversight; represents the department in college-wide administrative planning; and is a member of the CEHD Academic Leadership Team. The Chair is an important face of the department state-wide, nationally, and internationally. All applicants are expected to have strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. The Department of Educational Psychology is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and welcomes and encourages applications from candidates of color and other under-represented groups.
This is a 12-month, full-time administrative appointment with a target start date of July 2023.
The Chair will have the following responsibilities:
Serve as the department’s chief administrative officer, with authority and responsibility for student recruiting, programs and resources, personnel, budget development and oversight, development and fundraising, and administrative planning.
Promote excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and community engagement that is consistent with the mission and goals of the Department of Educational Psychology and CEHD.
Fulfill teaching and research duties as a faculty member, including staying current with new developments in the candidate’s field of scholarship.
Maintain involvement with professional organizations.
Espouse and practice principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the student body and workforce.
Promote professional commitments to social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracist practices in the department’s policies and procedures.
Provide leadership in faculty and staff development: orient new faculty members, conduct annual reviews, manage the tenure and promotion process consistent with CEHD and University policies, nurture the professional development of faculty and staff toward excellence and national distinction in research, teaching, and community engagement.
Establish, communicate, interpret, and administer the department’s fiscal, programmatic, self-governance, and personnel policies.
Provide leadership for strategic short-term and long-range goals, objectives, and plans.
Delegate authority appropriately to other leadership in the department.
Oversee the agenda for and preside at faculty meetings; appoint ad hoc committees as necessary.
Represent the department in its internal and external affairs.
Promote a positive and respectful climate that values problem solving, conflict resolution, and collegiality.
*All required qualifications must be documented on application materials for fullest consideration.
Hold a doctoral-level degree in a field represented within the department.
Qualified (as determined by full professors in the department as well as the CEHD Dean and University Provost) for appointment at the rank of tenured Full Professor.
Show a commitment to action-oriented leadership regarding social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Have evidence of a well-established national or international reputation for productivity in one or more areas of academic scholarship within the department.
Have evidence of effectiveness in teaching, advising, and outreach/service with a demonstrated commitment to the profession of education/educational psychology.
Have evidence of successful administrative experience in positions such as director or department chair/head, program coordinator, or director of graduate studies in a multi-disciplinary unit within a research-focused institution.
Have experience supervising individuals in diverse roles (e.g., tenure- and non-tenure-track faculty; instructional and non-instructional staff).
Have experience with a diverse range of program types, from initial teacher licensure to positions as school psychologists or counselors, to undergraduate education and more traditional MA and PhD programs (see programs listed below).
Have evidence of effective communication skills with constituents and stakeholders.
Demonstrated skills in interpersonal communication, administrative leadership, supervision, and team building.
Strong writing skills, including the preparation of planning and evaluation reports, project proposals for outside funding, and scholarly publications.
Demonstrated success in procuring external funding for research and programmatic initiatives.
Demonstrated success in mentoring and developing faculty and staff.
Demonstrated success in data-based decision making.
Demonstrated experience in increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of students/faculty/staff in an academic department, including positive retention.
This position is supported by a Department Administrator who effectively manages the day-to-day administrative operations of the department, provides supervision and oversight to administrative staff who provide support to the department and program areas, and handles projects as assigned. The department is comprised of 25 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 13 contract faculty, 20 instructional staff, 7 administrative department staff, and 11 research staff funded by sponsored projects.
For general questions about the application process, contact Alicia Vegell at firstname.lastname@example.org. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail email@example.com or call (612)-624-UOHR (8687).
Please direct your questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Stacey Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For best consideration, applications should be received no later than October 17, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About University of Minnesota - Department of Educational Psychology
About the Department of Educational Psychology:
Educational Psychology involves the study of cognitive, behavioral, and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan. Our research advances scientific knowledge of learning processes and their application in diverse educational and community settings. Educational Psychology prepares the next generation of scholars and practitioners in the psychological foundations of education, research methods, and the science and practice of counseling psychology, school psychology, and special education. Educational Psychology’s scholarship and teaching enhance professional practice in schools and universities, community mental health agencies, business and industrial organizations, early childhood programs, and government agencies. Our faculty, staff, and students provide leadership and consultation to the state, the nation, and the international community in each area of educational psychology. For further information visit our website: https://www.cehd.umn.edu/edpsych/.
About the College of Education and Human Development:
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third larg...est college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice. For further information visit the CEHD website:https://www.cehd.umn.edu.