South Dakota State University, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion
Department Head/ Outstanding leadership skills and innovative approaches to problem-solving that will facilitate the development of a dynamic interdisciplinary department.
|Location:||South Dakota, United States|
History, Political Science, Philosophy & Religion
South Dakota State University
The Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy & Religion within the College of Arts and Sciences at South Dakota State University seeks candidates with outstanding leadership skills and innovative approaches to problem-solving that will facilitate the development of a dynamic interdisciplinary department. Rank and disciplinary specialization are open, and tenure is negotiable. The appointment will begin no later than August 22, 2014.
The department head will work collaboratively with faculty to provide vision and leadership for the unit; enhance the overall quality of teaching, research and service efforts; and work effectively with university administrators, the academic dean and department heads. The department head will supervise faculty and staff; manage budgets; and plan, develop and implement programs and services that meet the continually evolving needs of the students. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and persons underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and managing all departmental resources, including fiscal resources. The department head will be expected to promote and represent the departmental programs through an active agenda of outreach. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Head will have limited but regular teaching duties; will be expected to maintain an appropriately active program of research; and will serve the department, college, university, discipline and community. A working knowledge of current higher education technology systems and data bases is expected.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in one or more of the areas of History, Political Science, Philosophy or Religion.
Evidence of progressively effective leadership, efficient management, and service.
Evidence of successful collaboration with interdisciplinary programs.
Evidence of a pattern of sustained excellence in teaching.
A record of successful scholarship.
Documented evidence of excellence in interpersonal communication skills.
Collaborative leadership experience.
Interdisciplinary training and/or professional experiences.
Ability to mentor and guide the professional development of colleagues.
Experience working with internal and external constituents.
Evidence of successful grant writing activity.
Commensurate with qualifications.
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. The History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in History and Political Science. In addition, minors are available in History, Political Science, Philosophy or Religion. The department offers service courses for the entire university community as well as providing a comprehensive program of study for majors and minors.
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by October 16, 2013.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, curriculum vitae and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email applications will not be accepted.
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
For questions on the position, contact Laurie Haleta at (605) 688-4388 or Laurie.Haleta@sdstate.edu.
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 324, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.
Contact Laurie Haleta at (605) 688-4388 or Laurie.Haleta@sdstate.edu.