Professor and Department Chair, Educational Psychology
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4620855
Professor and Department Chair, Educational Psychology Educational Psychology
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Aug 25, 2023 Deadline: Mar 01, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: Baylor University seeks applications for the Department Chair and Professor of Educational Psychology in the School of Education.
The chair of the Department of Educational Psychology functions as its chief academic and administrative officer, overseeing the department's research productivity, educational programming, service engagement, and outreach activity. The chair provides strategic leadership, insightful evaluation, and sound mentoring and professional development for faculty and staff. The chair is responsible for leading the department and enhancing its relationships with other departments in the School of Education and the University at large. As a member of the school's leadership team, the chair reports to the dean of the school.
As such, the chair is responsible for:
Serving as a collaborative visionary leader who can help move the department forward to advance its national status.
Strengthen faculty advancement at the community, regional, and national levels to advance Baylor's mission.
Developing and implementing plans for new programs and initiatives that enhance the department's national recognition for high research activity.
Promoting professional development, research efforts, and growth among faculty and staff.
Overseeing course scheduling and instruction.
Addressing student concerns alongside program directors.
Administering the department budget.
Overseeing all department business and supervising office staff.
Managing department policy formation and implementation.
Managing personnel matters, including annual performance reviews for faculty and staff.
Maintaining departmental governance and external communications.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Psychology (EDP) strives to enrich the community and extend its state and national impact through rigorous academic programs, robust faculty research agendas, and various high-impact research centers and clinics. Accomplished faculty will mentor students to conduct high-quality research and service delivery in areas including exceptionalities, learning and development, school psychology, and quantitative research methods. The EDP department offers a wide array of authentic learning opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. At graduate levels, the department offers Ph.D. degrees in Educational Psychology and School Psychology, an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology, and master's degrees (M.A., M.S.Ed.) in Educational Psychology with multiple specialization options. For undergraduates, the EDP offers teacher-certification programs in Special Education and Gifted & Talented education. To learn more about the department, please visithttps://www.baylor.edu/soe/edp/.
SCHOOL: For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University's mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education's undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school's graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options including MA, MSEd, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad, and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians. To learn more about the School of Education please visit baylor.edu/soe.
UNIVERSITY: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Qualifications: Consistent with Baylors mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:
Doctorate in one of the disciplines represented within the department (or a closely related field) with academic credentials sufficient to merit the rank of tenured full professor at a Research 1 institution.
Ability to advance the Christian mission of Baylor.
Ability to advance Baylors Academic Strategic Plan, Illuminate, through strategic faculty and staff recruitment, retention, mentoring, and program development.
Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level.
Proven record as an academic leader with relevant administrative experience.
Nationally recognized program of research with a strong refereed research publication record.
Strong record of success securing external funding.
Ability to foster a coherent and unified vision that recognizes excellence and promotes a collegial atmosphere of collaboration, achievement, and service to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents.
Commitment to work collaboratively with other School of Education leaders to help advance the school, department, and other individual academic units.
A proven track record establishing internal and external partnerships and a commitment to collaborative and innovative approaches that advance teaching and research.
Leadership in national and international professional organizations.
Previous experience as a chair, program director, associate dean, or other academic leadership positions.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.