Chair and Associate or full Professor level who is committed to building a culture of excellence and collaboration through consultative decision-making. The Chair is expected to foster exemplary teaching, research, (including the pursuit of external funding), and creativity while promoting diversity, global awareness, and social responsibility throughout family science and social work curricula. Primary department budget responsibilities reside with the Chair. Other duties include recruiting an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge; mentoring and evaluation of faculty; participating in strategy to recruit and retain a culturally diverse student body; building partnerships designed to achieve professional impact; working with alumni; course scheduling and developing and expanding on-line and hybrid course offerings; overseeing internal program assessments and external assessments through the Council on Social Work Education, the National Council on Family Relations, and the Association of Child Life Professionals; helping to elaborate and implement a vision for the department and the department’s future directions.
College of Education, Health and Society (EHS): Founded in 1902, the College of Education, Health, and Society was Miami University’s first professional school and home to Miami’s first graduate of color. CEHS continues to lead the way with the highest percentage of diverse students and faculty across the university. The College embraces the rich opportunities available for cross-disciplinary collaboration across its six departments (Educational Leadership; Educational Psychology; Family Science and Social Work; Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health; Sport Leadership and Management; and Teacher Education).
The Department of Family Science and Social Work promotes a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected relationships between theory, research, and practice (e.g., prevention, intervention) by incorporating knowledge, values, and skills from the fields of social work, human development, and family science. Our programs prepare students to ethically respond to the complex needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities from a global, social justice orientation. The department houses the following programs: Masters of Social Work, Bachelors of Social Work, Child Life Specialist undergraduate and graduate certificates, and minors in Family Relationships and Child and Youth Development.
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Doctoral Degree in Human Development and Family Science, Social Work, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education; demonstrate teaching and scholarship qualifications to merit the rank of associate or full professor; provide evidence of commitment to developing faculty and programs that support engagement with diverse students and community populations; and evidence of high performance in areas of leadership, scholarship, and instructional effectiveness.
For appointment at the associate rank, a strong research and publication record, evidence of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in family science and/or social work and topics related to candidates’ research specialties are additionally required.
For appointment at the professor rank, a distinguished record of scholarly research, evidence of excellent quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, meaningful service at the department and college, and university level, and professional achievement are additionally required.
Consideration may be given to candidates with evidence of expertise and insight on the changing nature of Family Science and Social Work and evidence of creativity and entrepreneurial thinking; and candidates who have a master’s degree in Social Work. Applicants should be committed to data-informed decision making and program assessment and be committed to anti-oppressive social work practice and experience working with diverse communities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit a cover letter (including vision for the department and leadership philosophy), curriculum vita, statement of teaching experience and philosophy (maximum of three pages), a statement of research experience (maximum of three pages), and a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in the application. Inquiries may be directed to Concetta Stewart, executive search consultant and principal at AGB Search (email@example.com).
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