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11-07-2006, 08:21 AM
Department Head Position
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Utah State
University Logan, UT

Utah State University is a land-grant and Research I university. The
University has approximately 23,000 students and generates approximately
123.3 million dollars in research annually. Utah State University is
located in Logan, Utah, which is 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The
University is surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery and excellent
recreational opportunities including skiing, snowmobiling, boating,
hunting, fishing, camping, sightseeing, symphonies, theater, art
galleries and sporting events. The population in the Logan/Cache Valley
area is approximately 100,000. The community offers a diverse
combination of small-town hospitality and large-town amenities.

Utah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with
disabilities and veterans. Utah State University is a National Science
Foundation Advance Grant for Women in Sciences and Engineering recipient
and is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples.

- Provide leadership in addressing the HPER Department's economic needs,
e.g. securing external research funding, nurturing relationships with
donors, and other budget development.
- Represent the HPER Department and maintain positive relations within
the College of Education and Human Services Administrative Council and
all levels of administration at Utah State University.
- Represent the HPER Department and maintain positive public relations
with off-campus agencies and relevant state and national organizations.
- Provide leadership in meeting the HPER Department's day-to-day
operational needs, including management, supervision of support staff,
faculty evaluation, professional development, allocation of available
facilities and equipment for teaching, research and service activities.
- Provide leadership in long-term planning for professional involvement
and development of the faculty and the HPER Department.
- Teach one departmental course per year and serve on graduate student
committees in his/her area of specialization, as appropriate.

- Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in one of the disciplines
represented in the Department of Health, Physical Education and
Recreation (HPER) or related field.
- The selected candidate must have an appropriate combination of
experience in administration, research, instruction, budget processes,
external funding and development, public relations, policy formulation
and personnel management.
- The applicant must demonstrate effective oral, written and
inter-personal communication skills.
- The selected candidate should have an understanding of the role,
function and future of the Department of Health, Physical Education and
Recreation in a land-grant and Research I University.
- The selected candidate should have an established reputation as a
scholar, be eligible to be tenured and hold the rank of full professor
commensurate with criteria at Utah State University as of July 1, 2007.
- The selected candidate should have a record of excellence in teaching,
research and service in the context of higher education in the United
- The candidate should have the capability to foster creativity among
faculty, promote faculty scholarly activity and grantsmanship, encourage
research and represent the department in maintaining positive
relationships within the University and with local, state, national and
international organizations.
- Must be a U. S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with a
demonstrated commitment to innovative graduate and research program
growth and excellence and innovation in undergraduate and continuing
education. Candidates with excellent teaching skills, demonstrated
ability to secure and perform funded research will be given preference.
Application Information
Application deadline is 11-30-06
Contact: Utah State University
Online App. Form:

Eadric Bressel