Doctorate in educational psychology or closely-related field with sufficient quantitative/psychometric and/or qualitative knowledge and skills
Required Related Experience
Evidence of administrative and/or leadership experience in PreK-12 or higher education. Evidence of successful teaching and mentoring. Distinguished record of publication and research activity qualifying for tenure and promotion at a high research productivity university at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or Professor with tenure. Demonstrated success in working with diverse groups, team building, and cross collaborations within departmental programs and across departments. Demonstrated success with budgetary management, conflict resolution, and staff supervision.
The Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the field of Educational Psychology to begin August 15, 2022. The department offers seven graduate degree programs: Master’s of Educational Psychology, Master’s of Counseling Psychology, Education Specialist (School Psychology), and four Doctor of Philosophy degrees (Educational Psychology, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, & Quantitative and Psychometric Methods). All programs are approved by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our Counseling Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and our School Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. Visit our website to learn more about our master’s and PhD programs: https://education.uky.edu/edp/
Responsibilities: The Department Chair represents the department of Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology in college, university, and external strategic initiatives. As a tenured faculty member and member of the Educational Psychology Program area, the department chair will be expected to engage in research (i.e., publishing and conference presenting, externally funded projects and proposals), teaching educational psychology graduate courses (with reduced teaching load), supervision of graduate students in Educational Psychology and/or Quantitative and Psychometric Methods graduate programs. Finally, the Department Chair is responsible for duties including, but not limited to: working with graduate program chairs in the recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and retention of students as well as programmatic assessment reports, working with/supervising the Department Support Specialist with course scheduling, faculty workloads, curriculum development, faculty recruitment and appointment; faculty/staff performance evaluation; working with College of Education staff regarding budgetary management, philanthropic efforts, marketing and social media/print advertisement of graduate programs; working with department faculty, students, staff, and postdocs on social justice/diversity, equity, & inclusion initiative planning.
Qualifications: Doctorate in educational psychology or closely-related field with sufficient quantitative/psychometric and/or qualitative knowledge and skills. Administrative and/or leadership experience in PreK-12 or higher education. Distinguished record of success for graduate-level teaching and mentoring, specifically Master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation committee chairing. Distinguished record of publication and research activity qualifying for tenure and promotion at a high research productivity university at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure or Professor with tenure. Demonstrated skills in program development, grant writing, and program reviews. Demonstrated success in working with diverse groups, team building, and cross collaborations within departmental programs and across departments. Demonstrated success with budgetary management, conflict resolution, and staff supervision. Experience securing extramural grant funding is highly desirable.
Application review begins October 4, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to upload:
1) Cover Letter of Application Describing their Appropriateness for the Position including their administrative, research and teaching experience;
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) Specific Request 1 – Research and teaching statements on diversity, equity, and inclusion;
4) Specific Request 2 – List of References to contact (will not contact until further in the process); and
5) Specific Request 3 and Writing Sample – 2-3 representative publications
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Department Chair Search Committee Chair: Kenneth Tyler (Kenneth.Tyler@uky.edu)
The Department of Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology aims to prepare outstanding psychological professionals and researchers whose work is to improve the lives of individuals in educational and clinical settings in Kentucky, the U.S., and across the globe. The faculty and students are productive, award-winning (https://education.uky.edu/edp/),and invested in each other’s success and well-being. Appointment for this 9-month position is contingent upon funding. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Kentucky and the department of Educational, School, & Counseling Psychology are strongly committed to increasing diversity in their community of students and faculty. We strongly encourage submission of applications for this position from members of historically excluded groups, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expressions, ideas and perspectives, religious and cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and socioeconomic status. Individuals possessing these and other diverse backgrounds are actively encouraged to contact us to explore interest in this position.