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Chairperson of the Department of Urban Planning

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Chairperson of the Department of Urban Planning
Additional Information
FLSA Administrative Exemption
Hrs/Week 40
Length of Assignment Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract
Position Function

Serve as the principal administrator of the department; plan, direct, and coordinate the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student activities of the department; provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of academic programs and in the maintenance of excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity of creative endeavor, and service. (Five-year renewable term appointment.)

Minimum Education

A Ph.D. in Planning or closely allied field is required. If the candidate’s Ph.D. is not in planning, then significant professional or academic achievement in the field of planning is required.

Minimum Experience

Candidate must have internal governance experience at the departmental, college and university levels, with respect to curriculum, research and service.

Further, the candidate should demonstrate a record of leadership in forging relationship with other academic units, local communities, and local governments.

Finally, the candidate must demonstrate a strong record of scholarship and teaching in higher education and service to the field of planning in national or state-wide professional organizations (e.g. APA, AICP, or ACSP).

Minimum Other
Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
Preferred Other

We seek a candidate with an active academic, professional or community engagement agenda that will attract grant funding; who has an interest in strengthening the department’s presence in the cities of Muncie and Indianapolis; and the ability to recruit students especially from underserved populations (e.g. poor and minority students and students who are the first in their family to attend college).

Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised

Administrative Coordinator.

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department CAP Deans Office:200010
Department Information

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking 1
Job Duty

Serve as the department’s primary spokesperson and representative to the college, university, and external community.

Ranking 2
Job Duty

Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of academic programs and curriculum within the department.

Ranking 3
Job Duty

In cooperation with faculty, engage in short- and long-range planning for the department.

Ranking 4
Job Duty

Act as fiscal agent for the department and allocate funds and resources in a manner designed to achieve excellence.

Ranking 5
Job Duty

Manage the assignment and scheduling of department courses and faculty members.

Ranking 6
Job Duty

Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.

Ranking 7
Job Duty

Direct the recruitment and retention of excellent faculty; manage all matters relating to appointment, evaluation, promotion, and tenure of faculty members, within the guidelines adopted by the department, college, and university.

Ranking 8
Job Duty

Administer the departmental evaluation policies concerning teaching, scholarly productivity and creative endeavor and service.

Ranking 9
Job Duty

Act as advocate for high-quality faculty members in matters concerning promotion, tenure, special assigned leaves, released time, etc.; encourage and assist faculty members in maintaining and renewing their academic and scholarly credentials.

Ranking 10
Job Duty

Support continuous evaluation of the level and rigor of material presented to, and required of, students; supervise departmental advising.

Ranking 11
Job Duty

Provide day-to-day supervision of the department, including but not limited to, the following: establishment of appropriate office and conference hours by all teaching faculty; supervision of departmental appeal procedures; supervision of departmental meetings; supervision of departmental committee structures and assignments.

Ranking 12
Job Duty

Participate in student recruitment, placement, and recognition of superior student performance.

Ranking 13
Job Duty

Teach as required by departmental needs; engage in scholarly or creative endeavor and professional service.

Ranking 14
Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201700152P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 09/29/2017
Applications Accepted Through Date 12/27/2017
Open Until Filled No
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Doctorate Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Undergraduate Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Master's Transcripts
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3