Position Description:
Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Kinesiology (tenure track appointment, Associate/Full Professor). The Chair is the senior administrator of the academic unit and serves as the liaison between the Department and the Dean of the college. The Chair is responsible for leading strategic planning, budget allocations and management of resources, activities related to student recruitment and retention, faculty and staff orientation and development, resource enhancement, and the advancement of the Department's mission and goals within the University and the College. The Chair also oversees faculty/staff appointments, and in consultation with the faculty, promotion and tenure recommendations, program development and curricula. We are seeking an individual to continue the department's record of strategic growth and advancement in teaching, research, and professional practice. The candidate will have an earned doctorate and demonstrated teaching/research experience in a discipline related to Kinesiology. Strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated or strong potential for successful academic leadership is essential. An understanding of all the programs within the department is preferred.
The Department of Kinesiology offers a variety undergraduate and graduate programs of study, including a PhD in Health Sciences (harrisresearch.tcu.edu). Distinctive characteristics of the department can be explored at http://www.kinesiology.tcu.edu. TCU is a leading, private teaching and research institution located about 3 miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. By virtue of TCU's location and resources, opportunities for growth and success as an academic leader are vast. Since 2010, TCU has consistently been selected by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" and Forbes ranked TCU #9 on its "Rising Stars - 10 Colleges to Watch" list. TCU has established a new medical school in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. TCU has a unique focus on global learning, an emphasis on multicultural training and participation in interprofessional education. In addition, the benefits package offered by TCU is one of the best in the country, including substantial tuition benefits for employees and family members. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Requirements:
Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit personal/contact information, a letter of application, and curriculum vitae online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_faculty (select "Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences" to locate the position announcement). All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status and any other basis protected by law. Applications not submitted online will not be considered.
The candidate selected for this position will join a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The colleague we are seeking should embrace both the longstanding emphasis on community-oriented ethical teaching and learning arising from TCU's heritage along with its progressive history as, for instance, the first post-secondary institution in Texas to embrace co-education. For a recent faculty explanation of the "C" in Texas Christian University, we invite you to read an essay by Drs. Darren J. N. Middleton and Elizabeth H. Flowers, available here: https://tcuadmission.wordpress.com/2...-the-c-in-tcu/

Position number: 2019-F104
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