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Chair, Department of Nutrition & Food Science - Lexington, KY

Working Title

Department Chair, Nutrition & Food Science  

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Nutrition & Food Science  

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Days - some evenings, nights and/or weekends could apply.  

Job Summary

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).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

This person should possess a distinguished record of professional accomplishment in teaching, research, extension, and service commensurate with an appointment as a tenured Professor. Additional attributes include strong evidence of professional leadership, organizational abilities, people management skills, as well as commitment to the land grant mission of teaching, basic/applied research, extension, and service. Understanding of accredited dietetic programs is necessary.  

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Pre-Employment Information:

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.  

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