HHPR seeks to develop scholars and leaders who apply a Christian worldview to improve quality of life and human experience for individuals, families, and communities by advancing research, education, and service. The department supports the strategic plan of Robbins College, which “discovers new ideas, advances knowledge with novel questions, and is responsive to ever-changing conditions of health, human sciences and quality of life.” We are seeking faculty who share in our aspiration of excellence in academics and research to become a Tier 1/Research 1 institution as described in the university’s strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.
The chair is the HHPR department’s chief academic and administrative officer, overseeing the department’s research outcomes, educational programs, service, and outreach, and has responsibility for administering the department and enhancing its relationships with other departments in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, as well as with the university at large. As a member of the College’s senior administrative team, the Chair reports to the Dean of the College as the representative of a diverse and distinguished faculty for whom the Chair provides strategic leadership, insightful evaluation, and sound mentoring in professional development.
Specific experiences, accomplishments, and skills along with the traits and abilities most important for success in this role:
Doctorate in one of the disciplines represented in the department or a closely-related field with academic credentials sufficient to merit the rank of associate or full professor.
Leadership and/or administrative experience with fiscal management and oversight for multiple units.
An actively-funded, nationally-recognized scholar whose strong refereed research publication record warrants appointment as a tenured associate or full professor at Baylor University.
A proven track record of building/developing internal and external partnerships through strong advocacy and commitment to collaborative and innovative approaches for the advancement of undergraduate and graduate curriculum and research.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to build effective interpersonal relationships.
Commitment to advancing the academic and Christian mission of Baylor through strategic faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
Ability to foster an environment that recognizes excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere of achievement and service to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents.
Willingness to contribute actively to the development of new graduate professional education as a way of diversifying revenue streams to advance the programs of HHPR.
Commitment to diversity among faculty, staff, and students.
Commitment to work collaboratively with other Robbins College leadership to help advance the College, HHPR, and other individual academic units.
Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level.
Leadership in national and international professional organizations.
Experience with undergraduate and graduate programs.
Candidates should provide 1) a letter of interest, including a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylor's Christian mission; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) an unofficial transcript of highest degree earned; 4) a description of teaching philosophy/experience; 5) a description of research philosophy/experience; 6) a description of administrative philosophy/experience; 7) a list of three references; and 8) the HHPR Application Form on (apply.interfolio.com/74317). If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Denny Kramer (Denny_Kramer@baylor.edu). For questions about the application process, please contact Assistant, Staci Hamlin, (Staci_Hamlin@baylor.edu).
Baylor is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, veterans, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Internal Number: 74317
About Baylor University
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/) and academic strategic plan, Illuminate (https://www.baylor.edu/illuminate/index.php) to become a Carnegie classified “R1” university.
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