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School of Human Ecology - Director

Company: Louisiana Tech University
Location: Carson
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in employment with Louisiana Tech University. SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY - DIRECTOR - -Position: -Director, Human EcologyTwelve-month -Employment start date is negotiable with the selected candidateSalary commensurate with qualifications and experience -Responsibilities: -The School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking a dedicated, experienced, and qualified Director. -The Director provides leadership for an AAFCS accredited unit with undergraduate degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, Human Development and Family Science (Child Development Specialist, Child Life, and Family Science concentrations), and Nutrition and Dietetics; an ACEND-accredited post-baccalaureate dietetic internship; an MS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, the Director will oversee the Director, staff, and students who work at the licensed 5-star rated Early Childhood Education Center, serving 34 three-year-old and four-year-old children each year. The Center has a Director, who is a faculty member in the School of Human Ecology and so works closely with the School Director to manage personnel, enrollment, and budget for the Center. -The Director serves as the chief executive and budgetary officer of the School and reports to the Dean of the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. -The appointment includes expectations in administration, teaching, service, and research. Administration includes the oversight of the described academic programs, mentoring of faculty, development and administration of budget, evaluation of programs and personnel, recruiting and retention of students, fostering alumni relationship, and representing the School of Human Ecology to the University and public at large. -Teaching includes teaching of graduate and/or undergraduate courses each quarter and may include advising graduate and undergraduate students as needed. Research includes supporting faculty research, as well as participating in research, the writing of manuscripts, and submission of external grants. -Service includes participating in professional association activities and serving on School, College, and University committees. -Qualifications: -The successful candidate will possess:--- - - -An earned doctorate in one of the disciplines represented by the School or in a closely related field; ---- - - -At least one degree from a Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Ecology unit; ---- - - -A commitment to accreditation and a record of participating in and/or leading accreditation self-studies;--- - - -An understanding of each of the disciplines in the unit; ---- - - -The ability to work effectively across disciplines, within and external to the School;--- - - -Strong leadership skills;--- - - -Excellent communication skills; ---- - - -A record of success in instruction, research, and university, professional and community service;--- - - -Rank of associate or full professor -preferred; and--- - - -Knowledge and understanding of AAFCS to support program accreditation reviewThe application process: -Submit letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and the names and contact information for 3 references. -All portions of application must be included to be considered for this position. -Deadline for applications is 5pm CST on Friday, January 6, 2023. -Applications will be reviewed as they are received until that time. -CONTACT: For more information, contact, Dr. Jamie Newman at phone: 318-257-2622 or email: -The School of Human Ecology: The School is under the College of Applied and Natural Sciences and includes the following degree programs: --- B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies --- -B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences -with a National Council on Family Relations CFLE approved concentration in Family Science ; an interdisciplinary gerontology minor; a Child Life concentration that meets the academic standards for internship application and is endorsed by the Association of Child Life Professionals, and a Child Development Specialist concentration providing qualifications for an Ancillary Teaching Certificate through the Louisiana Department of Education --- B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Registered Dietitian (RD) concentration that is an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) fully accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics as well as a non-RD concentration in nutrition --- A fully accredited (ACEND) dietetic internship with a Graduate Certificate that is coordinated with the M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. -The School of Human Ecology has an enrollment of approximately 200 undergraduate and 40 graduate students and 15 faculty positions. -Further information is available at https://ans.latech.edu/human-ecology/. -The College of Applied and Natural Sciences: -One of five academic colleges at the University; includes the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Health Information Management, School of Human Ecology and Division of Nursing. -The College is a collaborate group of -80 faculty and staff making up the second largest college at Louisiana Tech University. -The College values undergraduate education, graduate student mentoring, research, service-learning, and innovation. -Louisiana Tech University: -Louisiana Tech University is a selective-admission, comprehensive, public university committed to both excellence in teaching and the advancement of research. It is one of two universities in Louisiana named to World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report has named Louisiana Tech University as a national university for the 8th year in a row. For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Tech has been ranked number 1 in Louisiana on Kiplinger Best College Values list. Louisiana Tech adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or disability. www.latech.edu.Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled.Please Note: -Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on the Job Closing Date to ensure consideration.Note to Applicant:Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

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