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Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Screening of applications will begin on March 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Department Chair – Earth and Atmospheric Science.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a list of references, and unofficial transcripts. A statement of leadership philosophy also should be submitted via the online application process in the “Other Document” category. Recommendation providers will be contacted once application is complete, and they will be asked to upload their letter for your application. Three letters of recommendation are required. For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Cindy Shellito, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 100, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Department Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands

None

Job Summary

Department Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, 10-month appointment. Works collaboratively with the department’s faculty and provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department. 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, scholarly activity, 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
• Ability to bring together people with diverse perspectives and academic backgrounds to foster and sustain a positive, supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students in teaching, advising, service, scholarship, and administration
• Commitment to exploring and implementing effective and diverse pedagogies that foster student learning in a student education focused department
• Record of noteworthy scholarly achievement, including external funding
• Commitment to establishing strong collaborative relationships within the university, the profession, and the community
• Interest in securing external funds through grants, contracts, and/or development work
• Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and delegate appropriately
• Ability and skill to function effectively as a leader and a colleague in a university environment
• Ability to oversee program assessment
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong sense of integrity and ethics
• Provide teaching expertise that complement current faculty and/or appropriately expand the course offerings of the department’s degree programs (B.S. degrees in geology, meteorology, environmental sciences, secondary education, an M.A. degree in Earth Sciences and the Professional Science Masters in Environmental Geosciences).

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00331
Position Number F99312
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Open Date 02/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin on March 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Department Chair – Earth and Atmospheric Science.” Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a list of references, and unofficial transcripts. A statement of leadership philosophy also should be submitted via the online application process in the “Other Document” category. Recommendation providers will be contacted once application is complete, and they will be asked to upload their letter for your application. Three letters of recommendation are required.

For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Cindy Shellito, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 100, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography or closely related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a record of teaching excellence and noteworthy scholarly achievement, including success in securing external funding?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other Document
  6. List of References
Optional Documents