The College of Humanities and Sciences at North Greenville University invites applicants for the position of chairperson of the Psychology Department beginning August 2019. Rank will be commensurate with academic experience. The chair position comes with a stipend and some course release. The Psychology Department has five full-time professors and roughly 80 undergraduate majors.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree and have five or more years of full-time university teaching experience. The area of academic specialization is open.
We seek a department chair with excellent organizational and communication skills and a vision for the future of psychology education and training. In addition, we seek a chair with a collaborative leadership style who will enjoy teamwork as part of a close-knit community of teachers and learners. This leader should be student focused and have a knowledge of and heart for first generation students. The successful candidate will also possess a proven record of and passion for teaching, mentoring, and inspiring psychology undergraduate students while preparing them for a variety of careers in the fields of social and behavioral sciences.
Candidates will be expected to have experience in or training for academic leadership and provide evidence of excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to those who have a record of scholarly or professional publications. Although the primary focus of faculty at NGU is teaching, some research with students is expected in the department. NGU professors are expected to be orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith, are role models in their piety and ethics, are regularly reflecting upon how their faith influences their discipline and are willing and able to mentor students in their own relationship with Jesus Christ.
We particularly invite candidates who will enhance the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of our university.
Application Procedure: By January 15, 2019, email a letter of application, your current curriculum vitae, a personal statement of faith describing how you became a Christian and summarizing your basic doctrinal convictions, a statement explaining how you integrate your faith and teaching, copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and two professional letters of recommendation and one personal letter from your pastor or a church leader, to Dr. David Tyner, Associate Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, North Greenville University/ P.O. Box 1892/ Tigerville, SC 29688. David.Tyner@ngu.edu. This position is subject to the university’s background check policy. Be sure to include the following contact information for each reference provided: professional email address, telephone number, and current job title. North Greenville University is a teaching university of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is a tobacco and alcohol-free campus.