Department Chair - Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - University of Northern Colorado

published Feb 9, 2018 1:15pm
The College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for the position of Department Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, position #F99312. This 10-month appointment requires a Ph.D. in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, or a closely related discipline. We seek a visionary Chair with documented leadership and management skills. The Chair works collaboratively with the department's faculty and reports to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences. As the chief academic and administrative officer for the department, the chair provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department and assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, and facilitating the acquisition of external funds through grants and contracts. The chair also carries faculty responsibilities in teaching, research, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have completed a Ph.D. in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography or a closely related discipline. Must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, noteworthy scholarly achievement, and service to the profession that is sufficient to warrant tenure. Should have a record of securing outside funding and demonstrated experience in leadership or management.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who are committed to the Leadership Identity at UNC, which incorporates the tenets and characteristics of systems thinking, organizational commitment, shared governance, candor, civility, and commitment to on-going professional development. More specifically, the chair should demonstrate the following capabilities, achievements, and dispositions:

- Ability to provide cohesive, visionary, energetic, and innovative leadership
- Commitment to exploring and implementing effective and diverse pedagogies and assessments that foster student learning in a student education focused department
- Record of noteworthy scholarly achievement, including external funding, and interest in seeking external funding through grants, contracts, and/or development work
- Commitment to establishing strong collaborative relationships within the university, the profession, and the community
- Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and delegate appropriately
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong sense of integrity and ethics

The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: Screening of applications begins March 2, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer.

Inquiries should be directed toward Dr. Cindy Shellito, Search Committee Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Email: