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Chairperson of the Department of Nutrition and Health Science

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcript for earned doctorate degree prior to the in-person interview. Original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Chairperson of the Department of Nutrition and Health Science
Additional Information

Ball State University is pleased to invite applications for the position of Department Chairperson in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science. We are looking for an outstanding individual who possesses visionary leadership abilities, management and accreditation experience, and a broad appreciation for the diverse disciplines within our department.

FLSA Administrative Exemption
Hrs/Week 40
Length of Assignment Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract
Position Function

To create and maintain a dynamic, collaborative, inclusive, and supportive environment in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science. The Chairperson plans, directs, and coordinates the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student activities of the various majors, minors, graduate studies, and related programs. The Chairperson provides leadership and vision to foster excellence in scholarship, teaching, and professional service.

Minimum Education

Earned doctorate from an accredited college or university in a field related to the academic programs in the Department.

Minimum Experience

1. Minimum of five years of experience directing programs, managing budgets, and managing personnel.
2. Successful involvement in scholarly productivity including publications, presentations, grants, or creative endeavors in a field related to the programs of the Department.
3. Current or recent experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in a field related to the programs of the Department.
4. Leadership in service work including active participation in a related professional organization.

Minimum Other
Preferred Education
Preferred Experience

Outstanding record of administrative academic leadership (e.g., Chairperson or Associate/Assistant Chairperson of an academic department or assistant/associate dean of a college).

Preferred Other

Demonstrated record of distinguished:

- Scholarly productivity including publications, presentations, grants, or creative endeavors.
- College/university teaching.
- Professional service.

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

Multimedia Specialist, Administrative Coordinator, Departmental Secretary, Student Secretary.

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.

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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 Nutrition & Health Science:900060
Department Information

The Department of Nutrition and Health Science (NHS) is one of seven academic units in the newly established College of Health at Ball State University. The Department was formed in 2016 by combining the Nutrition and Dietetics programs from the Department of Family and Consumer Science with the Health Science program from the Department of Physiology and Health Science. The Department of NHS offers a graduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Baccalaureate programs within the department include: Nutrition and Dietetics, Health Education and Promotion, Health and Physical Education, Respiratory Therapy, and Radiography.

By combining the nutrition and health science programs, the Department of NHS provides a blend of opportunities that prepare students for not only graduate school, but also a wide assortment of competitive health-related careers. Through traditional and interprofessional education and practice graduates have been employed in careers such as wellness/health educators, registered dietitians/registered dietitian nutritionists, radiographer or respiratory therapist. Additionally, allied health science programs team students with IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, combining academic course work in sciences and patient/client relations with real-world clinical experiences. The department prides in being committed to delivering high-quality academic experiences to prepare students for careers and advanced study in a variety of health-related fields.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking 1
Job Duty

Serve as the Department’s primary spokesperson and representative to the College, University, and external community, including colleagues in professional organizations and alumni.

Ranking 2
Job Duty

Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of academic programs, curricula, and individual faculty within the Department.

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In cooperation with the faculty, and consistent with the University’s Strategic Plan, develop a mission and vision, and define the goals and objectives for the Department.

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Administer the budget of the Department to meet its mission and vision. Provide oversight for all program budgets within the Department.

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Approve faculty work assignments and teaching schedules to meet the Department’s mission and vision.

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Oversee the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of support staff.

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Participate in and guide the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty.

Ranking 8
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Oversee and facilitate all matters relating to the appointment, evaluation, promotion, and tenure of all faculty members in accordance with Department, College, and University policies.

Ranking 9
Job Duty

Administer Department evaluation policies concerning scholarship, teaching, and professional service.

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Act as advocate for faculty in matters of assigned leave, released time, etc.

Ranking 11
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Encourage and assist faculty in obtaining, maintaining, and renewing their scholarly and professional credentials.

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Oversee continuous evaluations of the level and rigor of student performance.

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Oversee student academic advising in the Department.

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Coordinate and oversee day-to-day supervision of Department operations according to Department, College, and University guidelines.

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Foster regular communication and collegiality among the faculty and staff, including periodic faculty meetings.

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Participate in student recruitment and recognition of superior student performance.

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Maintain awareness and support for technology in the Department.

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Engage in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors.

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Teach 3 credit hours per calendar year.

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Engage in professional service within the external and professional community.

Ranking 21
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Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201700221P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 07/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 02/23/2018
Applications Accepted Through Date 03/24/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Interviewees will be required to submit copies of transcript for earned doctorate degree prior to the in-person interview. Original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Doctorate Transcripts