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Northern Kentucky University

Department Chair

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for the position of Department Chair beginning July 1, 2010. This is a twelve-month, tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor rank. Salary is highly competitive with experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented individual capable of effectively leading a multidisciplinary department (undergraduate degrees in Political Science, Criminal Justice, International Studies, Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Public Administration), serving as an advocate of the department at the College and University levels, and managing civic engagement initiatives. The department has 22 tenured/tenure earning faculty and 9 full-time lecturers with a combined total of approximately 1500 majors. Qualifications include a doctoral degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or Organizational Leadership, previous experience with academic administration and budgeting, evidence of effective teaching, and an established research record. Successful candidate will also have strong communication skills, an appreciation and commitment towards diversity, and the ability to encourage and promote collegiality. Review of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, send a letter of application, a vita with names of five professional references, evidence of teaching effectiveness and four recommendation letters to: Dr. Shamima Ahmed (ahmed@nku.edu), Department Chair Search Committee, Northern Kentucky University, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Highland Heights, KY 41099.

NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. NKU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that actively seeks the candidacy of minorities and women. NKU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that actively seeks the candidacy of minorities and women For additional information on Northern Kentucky University visit http://www.nku.edu.
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