Chair/Associate/Full Professor #497354

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Position Information

Posting Number 20111006
Position Title Chair/Associate/Full Professor #497354
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 497354
Department Family and Consumer Sciences

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Position Summary/Basic Function:
Lamar University invites applicants for a full-time, tenured faculty position (essential that the successful candidate will be able receive tenure at Lamar University) at the Associate/Full Professor level in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department.

Position Description:
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration, Family Studies, Fashion Retailing and Merchandising and a graduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, there is an Internship program in Nutrition and Dietetics that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

The chair will represent and advocate for all departmental faculty, staff, students and programs; manage departmental personnel, budget and resources; oversee program reviews; evaluate faculty and staff; oversee course schedule building process, and provide leadership in the university, state, and region, thus promoting excellence in Family and Consumer Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Provide leadership for all departmental programs and ensure that curriculum, instruction, assessment and research are innovative, of the highest quality, and aligned with college and university strategic plans.

2) Oversee departmental administration including staffing courses, administering the budget, overseeing staff, class schedule building process, and the day-to-day operations of the department.

3) Provide leadership and effective representation for the department at the college and university levels, including establishment and implementation of college and university policies, procedures and guidelines.

4) Foster effective, mutually beneficial relationships with local, state and national agencies, as well as other constituencies relevant to programs represented in the Department.

5) Facilitate faculty development and collaboration and engage in meaningful evaluation of faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:
1) Earned terminal degree within one of the disciplines within the department.

2) Demonstrated experience to be appointed to the academic rank of Associate/Full Professor with tenure.

3) Excellent written and oral communication skills.

4) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

EEO Statement
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the requirements listed above and one or more of the following:
1) Experience in higher education as a department chair, program coordinator or comparable leadership position.

2) Experience evaluating and mentoring faculty and managing other personnel.

3) Experience with accreditation processes.

4) Success securing and mentoring external funding.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code ยง51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 11/10/2015
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Application Information:

To ensure full consideration, complete application should be submitted to the Lamar University Human Resources website at

Upload a cover letter that explains qualifications and fit for the position, a curriculum vita that details relevant experience in higher education, statement of teaching philosophy and a statement on facilitating interdisciplinary scholarship, transcripts, names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference can be addressed to:

Dr. Lula Henry, Search Committee Chair
Lamar University
Post Office Box 10034
Beaumont, TX 77710
Attn: Carvelynne Graff

The successful candidate must submit official transcripts of the terminal degree and undergo a background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
  6. Letter of Reference 1
  7. Letter of Reference 2
  8. Letter of Reference 3