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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

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job 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
Requisition Number FE03146
Working Title Dept Chair EDP
Department Name 8G030:Educational, School and Counseling Psych
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Doctorate in counseling psychology, school psychology, quantitative and psychometric methods, or a closely-related field.
Required Related Experience
Administrative and/or leadership experience in higher education. Distinguished record of success for graduate-level teaching and mentoring, specifically doctoral dissertation committee chairing. Distinguished record of publication and research activity qualifying for tenure and promotion at a high research productivity university at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or Professor with tenure. Demonstrated skills in program development, grant writing, and program reviews. Demonstrated success in working with diverse groups, team building, and cross collaborations within departmental programs and across departments. Demonstrated success with budgetary management, conflict resolution, and staff supervision. Experience securing extramural grant funding is highly desirable.
Required License/Registration/Certification
If background is School Psychology, preference will be given to candidates who are certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists or license-eligible in Kentucky. If background is counseling psychology, the candidate should be eligible for licensure in Kentucky.
Job Summary
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/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 (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.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2022-08-31 Expires: 2022-12-30

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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
Lexington, KY 40507

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