East Tennessee State University, Department of Appalachian Studies
Chair, Department of Appalachian Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Tennessee, United States|
The Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University invites applications from outstanding scholars and administrators for the position of Chair to begin in August, 2013.
Recognized since the 1960s as a forefront program for the study of Appalachia, the department was fully established in 2008 to promote curricula and research relating to the Appalachian region and to extend the regional service mission of the university. The program houses the BA degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies, the only existing degree of its kind, - along with three minors – (Bluegrass; Appalachian Studies; and Environmental Studies), and a graduate certificate in Appalachian Studies. An MA degree in Appalachian Studies, the second such degree program in the nation, is anticipated to begin shortly. In addition, the department is also home to the study-abroad program in Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies (ASIS). The department complements and enhances the Center of Excellence in Appalachian Studies and Services, which has existed since 1984.
Responsibilities of the Chair include strategic planning, budget administration, curriculum development and assessment, personnel management, and departmental advancement. Teaching load is negotiable. The Chair maintains effective liaisons with the campus (particularly the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services), the extended Appalachian community, and the region.
East Tennessee State University is located in Johnson City, Tennessee (pop. 63,000). It is recognized as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and has an enrollment of over 15,000 students. ETSU is positioned to capitalize on the region as a laboratory for research, service learning, and active community work.
AA/EOE. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Position contingent upon funding.
Terminal degree in an academic field relevant to Appalachian studies. A proven record of scholarship and teaching appropriate to a tenured position at the associate or full professor level. Evidence of strong organizational and/or leadership skills, and at least two years of administration experience at an institution of higher education.
Grant writing experience. Teaching and/or research experience with Appalachian studies content.
Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing each of the minimum qualifications and the responsibilities listed, a curriculum vitae (including contact information for 3 professional references - name, address, phone, and e-mail), and under “other document”: a statement of administrative philosophy. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
For confidential inquiries about the position, contact:
Dr. Christian Zembower, Chair, Search Committee
Music Department, College of Arts and Sciences
East Tennessee State University
Please visit eJobs at https://jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52041 to apply.