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Chair, Department of Nutrition & Food Science


University of Kentucky


January 26, 2012



Employment Level:

Non tenure track


Application Deadline:

March 15, 2012


Science/ technology/ mathematics

Employment Status:



Not specified

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Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the unique Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, the most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees.

Chair, Department of Nutrition & Food Science
Requisition #SM538407
University of Kentucky Department of Nutrition & Food Science

The Department Chair leads departmental efforts associated with teaching, research, extension, and service. Responsibilities include promoting the academic success of students; shared administration of undergraduate and graduate programs; recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty; management of budget and departmental resources; planning, assessment and reporting; and interaction with internal and external constituencies. The Chair will collaborate with faculty, administrators and other units to develop innovative, interdisciplinary programs to meet the needs of students, Extension clientele, research sponsors, and other stakeholders.

The Department Chair will be expected to provide both the vision and the operational management enabling the Department to advance and grow in all mission areas. As the lead academic officer for the Department, he/she reports directly to the Dean of the College and works under the leadership of the Director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences on matters related to school programs.

Please include a cover letter (Cover Letter); Statement of Interest that includes a brief description of leadership style and approach to shared faculty governance (Specific Request #1); Vision for the Department - please limit to two pages or less (Specific Request #2); and Curriculum Vitae (Specific Request #3).

See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

To apply for requisition #SM538407, a UK Employment Application must be submitted at

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Application deadline is March 15, 2012. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-March, 2012. If you would like a copy of the position description or have any questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson, Chair of the Search Committee by phone (858-257-7750) or email ( Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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