INTERNAL - Chairperson of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese

## Position Overview
INTERNAL: Chairperson/Associate Professor or Chairperson/Professor for the Psychology Department.
This appointment will be a 3- or 5-year term contingent upon satisfactory performance and mutual willingness to continue.
## Job Description
Chairperson/Director (0.50 FTE)
1. Provides oversight and leadership for all unit activities.
2. Administers the undergraduate and graduate academic programs of the unit.
3. Reviews and modifies the long-range planning for the unit.
4. Oversees all internal budgetary, administrative, and personnel matters.
5. Supervises and reviews the unit?s faculty and professional, academic, and University support staff.
6. Seeks enhancement of all unit resources by actively seeking external funding.
7. Develops and enhances research and educational relationships between the unit and other units across the College and University, as well as with agencies outside the University, governmental, public, or private.
8. Develops long-term planning for future leadership by cultivating/mentoring future faculty members.
9. Executes College and University policy in the unit effectively.
10. Represents the unit and reports to CLAS, and represents the unit to other University entities.
Faculty Duties (0.50 FTE)
20% Teaching/Advising
1. Teach courses in his/her field of specialty.
2. Advise students, including student mentoring and providing directed readings.
3. Supervise graduate teaching assistants, as assigned.
4. Serve on committees that supervise and evaluate student progress.
20% Research
1. Engage in scholarly research, including publishing appropriate peer-reviewed books and articles and presenting papers at professional conferences on a regular basis.
10% Service
1. Provide general service to one?s home unit, the College, the University, the state, and to the profession.
## Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.:
1. Tenured appointment with the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
2. Ability and desire to serve as an academic leader and team builder, developing and enhancing research and educational relationships among faculty and between the unit and its affiliated units.
3. Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and commitment to teaching excellence.
4. Strong record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity.
5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to manage interpersonal relations.
## Preferred Qualifications
1. Demonstrated excellence in administrative and management skills.
2. Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and international studies in teaching, research, and service.
3. Experience with KU and KUCR administrative procedures.
4. Experience in seeking outside funding and managing multiple projects.
5. On-site experience in Latin America or Spain
## Additional Candidate Instruction
Initial review of applications begins 11/07/2016 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to: A complete online application includes the following materials: Applicants should include: 1) a statement of the candidate?s goals and vision for the unit; 2) a curriculum vitae containing information on accomplishments in research, teaching, service, and administration; 3) a list of three references, and their contact information, who could speak to the qualifications and preparedness of the candidate to lead the unit. Only complete applications will be considered.
## Contact Information to Applicants
Isidro J. Rivera, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045,
## Disclaimer
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Auto req ID: 7401BR
Posting Title: INTERNAL - Chairperson of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Position Number: 00003362
Department: Spanish & Portuguese
Location/Division: Lawrence
FTE: 1.0
Reg/Temp: Regular
Advertised Salary Range: Current academic-year base salary, summer salary, plus an administrative supplement, as determined by the Dean of the College
Application Review Begins: 07-Nov-2016
Anticipated Start Date: 01-Jan-2017 6bf48f406dfa46c18087dc44565dcc7f

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