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first_imgA complete application consists of:(1) Letter of application;(2) Statement on leadership philosophy;(3) Statement on diversity and inclusion;(4) Current C.V.;(5) Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.Contact Diane Mines, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] questions.Review of applications will commence on December 21, 2020 andcontinue until the position is filled.Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject toavailable funding. Tenure StatusTenured N/A Position TitleDepartment Chair of Anthropology We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.Inclusive Excellence is the intrinsic value that a diversepopulation adds to the learning, teaching, and decision-makingprocesses of an institution.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. The Department of Anthropology at Appalachian State Universityinvites applications for the position of Department Chair at therank of Professor (advanced Associate Professors may beconsidered).This is a tenure-track 9 month position with twelve month duties,appointment to begin July 1, 2021. Candidates must have a PhD inAnthropology. Anthropologists from any subfield are welcome toapply.We seek an individual with a leadership philosophy oriented towardbuilding consensus and fostering collaborative and equitablerelations. The successful candidate will provide evidence ofadministrative experience and skill; provide evidence of fosteringcollaborative relations and partnerships within and beyond theuniversity; maintain an active research program in Anthropology;and demonstrate strengths in undergraduate teaching. We valuecandidates interested in working with us to nurture a vibrantundergraduate anthropology curriculum and community that fostershope and prepares students to face the future. Successfulcandidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting andenhancing diversity and inclusion. DepartmentAnthropology – 250050 Physical Demands of Position Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Minimum Qualifications The Department of Anthropology is a four-field undergraduateprogram with 13 tenure lines and more than 150 majors. Our facultyexcel in scholarship and teaching, carrying a 12 hour load with 3hours of reassign time for those with an active research agenda,and considerable service commitments within and beyond theinstitution. Our current faculty expertise, research clusters,facilities, curriculum, and field school programs are described onour website, click here. Description of University License/Certification Required Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required) Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation.center_img As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian StateUniversity is employing flexible teaching formats to addressacademic needs and to comply with local, state and federal publichealth regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion toassign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-personformats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, asnecessary. N/A Typical physical demands of professional position at theuniversity. AA/EEO Statement Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Description of the Department or Unit Special Instructions to Applicants Essential Duties and Responsibilities Suggested Salary RangeSalary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications andexperience. Position Number019231 Participate in the development of University policies and beresponsible for their communication and implementation at thedepartment level;Communicate the needs of the department (personnel, space,fiscal) to the appropriate administrative units;Serve as an advocate for the department and represent thedepartment in the University, the community, to appropriateexternal agencies, and at meetings of learned and professionalsocieties;Provide leadership in the recruitment and appointment offaculty members;Arrange effective and equitable distribution of facultyresponsibilities, including: (i) teaching duties and committeeassignments within the department; (ii) evaluate and counsel withall departmental faculty members concerning the performance oftheir duties;Encourage and support good teaching, scholarly activity, andprofessional development within the department;Initiate, in consultation with the appropriate facultycommittee recommendations for appointment, reappointment,promotion, tenure, and dismissal in accordance with the Universityand college policy;Endeavor to maintain faculty morale by reducing, resolving, orpreventing conflicts;Make salary recommendations in accordance with University andcollege guidelines;Organize and coordinate the departmental faculty and staff indeveloping, implementing and evaluating short and long-rangedepartmental goals, objectives, standards, and programs;Work with the faculty to develop standards, curricula, andprocedures, which provide adequate preparation of graduates forprofessional or further academic endeavor;Provide for appropriate advisement of students majoring in thedepartment;Provide leadership in supporting equality of opportunity andthe protections available to members of the University communityunder all applicable laws;Manage the departmental resources, including the budget, inaccordance with college and University guidelines;Participate in planning capital improvements and maintenance ofphysical facilities;Endeavor to secure and maintain adequate supplies, materials,and equipment for the department;Supervise the departmental support staff; andLead full departmental meetings (with the exception of PTCmeetings) and ensure that formal agendas be sent out ahead of timeand that minutes be approved at the next departmental meeting. The department has an appointed chair with the generalresponsibility for guiding the department toward selected goals. Itis the specific responsibility of the chair to: Quick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/26911last_img

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