Chairperson, Department of Psychological Science
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Full-time, fiscal year appointment begins on July 1, 2022.
The Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University is comprised of twenty-three full-time faculty with teaching and research expertise spanning across social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology, and neuroscience. Our department includes two Master’s programs in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science, a large undergraduate major (approximately 700 students), a psychology minor, and interdisciplinary concentrations in criminal justice, data analytics, and neuroscience. The department’s mission aligns with the university’s focus on high impact experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students, and we provide strong generalist training in psychology as a science. The faculty are productive scholars, particularly in the areas of neuroscientific foundations of cognitive, developmental, and social processes, social attitudes and communication, prejudice and discrimination, externalizing psychopathology, and psychological assessment. Faculty collaborate with many other academic departments across the university and with community partners. In line with the university's focus on community engagement, faculty are also active participants in university, community, and professional service. To learn more about the department, please visit www.bsu.edu/psysc.
Responsibilities: The Psychological Science Department seeks a dynamic leader with a strong record of leadership, academic, and research success. As a tenured full-time faculty member, the chair serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the department and is responsible for academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student activities in the department. The chair will have opportunities to enhance the academic and research missions of the department by providing leadership in program development, excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, external funding, professional service, and community engagement. The typical academic load for the chair is six hours for administration, three hours for teaching, and three hours for scholarship each semester.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology or closely related field from an accredited institution; five years of teaching experience in a psychology program or closely related field; demonstrated record of scholarship and publication in any area of psychology or closely related field; and have earned tenure.
Preferred qualifications: We are seeking applicants who demonstrate one or more of the following qualifications: administrative experience in an academic setting; leadership and interpersonal skills; commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment; record of scholarship and publication in any area of psychology or closely related field adequate for an appointment as a tenured associate or full professor; teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level in a psychology program or a closely related field; record of application for external funding in psychology or a closely related field; and record of service at university, community, or professional levels.
Submit the following application materials by September 23, 2021: letter of application highlighting qualifications for the position, full academic curriculum vitae, leadership statement, and diversity statement to: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/user/new. Finalists will be asked to submit additional materials, including a teaching statement, description of scholarship, and contact information for three references.
Ball State University believes inclusive excellence is an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan and must be infused in every step we take. The Department of Psychological Science seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.
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Questions should be directed to Dr. Kristin Ritchey, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.