School of Human Ecology Chair & Associate or Full Professor

Position ID: 38721
Georgia Southern University
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
School of Human Ecology
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Job Class: 
Department Chair, Associate Professor
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Chair and Associate or Full Professor —Search #67554

School of Human Ecology

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The School of Human Ecology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (CBSS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Associate or Full Professor in a discipline under the auspices of the School of Human Ecology.  The disciplines of the Department include Child and Family Development, Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, Interior Design, and Recreation. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong

State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university is named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting is the multi-disciplinary School of Human Ecology, which is a dynamic and growth-oriented applied research and creative activity unit of over 20 faculty and staff serving over 800 undergraduate majors.  The school offers Bachelor of Science programs in child and family development, fashion merchandising and apparel design, interior design, and recreation.  In addition, the school  houses an undergraduate research program and the Child Development Center, an on-campus laboratory serving 64 infant, toddler and pre age children. The administrative office and all faculty of the school are located on the Statesboro campus; however, school programs and faculty may expand to include all three campuses. For more information see:

Position Description. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Chair holds administrative, teaching, research/creative activity, and leadership responsibilities. The Chair is expected to provide leadership and support for the school's majors and other initiatives.  A successful candidate will demonstrate that he/she will embrace and advance the cross-disciplinary nature of the school and its interactions with other university school's and programs.  The position is a 12-month, tenured or tenure-track appointment; the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate in a discipline of the department.
  • Exemplary record of teaching, research, and service appropriate to the rank of tenured associate or full professor in one of the academic disciplines housed in the school.
  • A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • A minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.
  • Administrative experience as demonstrated by a major role directing or chairing a department, program, or center.
  • Experience with assessment processes.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in program development and resource and personnel management.
  • Experience with the development and supervision of graduate programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student and faculty diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Experience in grant writing and fund-raising.
  • Qualification for tenured appointment at the rank of professor.

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins March 23, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:           

Dr. Trent Davis, Search Chair, Search #67554

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-5430

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Child Development
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Interior Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Trent Davis
Phone Number: 
(912) 478-5430
Vacancy Status: 

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