***INTERNAL ONLY*** Chairperson (.50FTE)/ Assoc Prof or Prof (.50FTE)

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!



Position Overview

Chairperson of the Economics Department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Position Overview
Provides leadership and oversight for all department activities, as well as fulfilling teaching, research, and service responsibilities as a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Academic-year salary, plus an administrative supplement and summer salary, as determined by the Dean of the College.

Term of approximately 5 years, with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and mutual willingness to continue.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Chairperson of Economics (0.50 FTE)

1.    Provides oversight and leadership for all unit activities.
2.    Administers the undergraduate and graduate academic programs of the unit.
3.    Reviews and modifies, in consultation with unit governance and faculty, the long-range planning for the unit.
4.    Oversees all internal budgetary, administrative, and personnel matters.
5.    Supervises and reviews the unit’s faculty and professional, academic, and University support staff, and supports faculty and staff development.
6.    Seeks enhancement of all unit resources by actively seeking external funding.
7.    Develops and enhances research and educational relationships between the unit and other units across the College and University, as well as with agencies outside the University, governmental, public, or private.
8.    Develops long-term planning for future leadership by cultivating/mentoring future faculty members.
9.    Executes College and University policy in the unit effectively.
10.    Represents the unit and reports to CLAS, and represents the unit to other University entities.

Faculty Member (0.50 FTE)

20% Teaching/Advising
1.    Teaches courses in his/her field of specialty.
2.    Advises students, including student mentoring and providing directed readings.
3.    Supervises graduate teaching assistants, as assigned.
4.    Serves on committees that supervise and evaluate student progress.

20% Research
1.    Engages in scholarly research, including publishing appropriate peer-reviewed books and articles and presenting papers at professional conferences on a regular basis.

10% Service
1.    Provides general service to one’s home unit, the College, the University, the state, and the profession.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experience in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.

1.    Tenured appointment with the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
2.    Demonstrated ability to serve as an academic leader and team builder, developing and enhancing research and educational relationships among faculty and between the unit and its affiliated units.
3.    Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and commitment to teaching excellence.
4.    Strong record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity.
5.    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to manage interpersonal relations, maintaining civility and respect among faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
1.    Rank of Full Professor.
2.    Excellence in administrative and management skills.
3.    Commitment to interdisciplinary and international scope in teaching, research, and service.
4.    Experience with KU and KUCR administrative procedures.
5.    Experience in seeking outside funding and managing multiple projects.

Additional Candidate Instruction


Application materials should include:
1) A statement of the candidate's goals and vision for the department;
2) A curriculum vitae containing information on accomplishments in research, teaching, service, and administration; and
3) The contact information for three references who could speak to the qualifications and preparedness of the candidate to lead the department.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.

  • Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  • In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.

  • Applications are due October 25, 2020.  Review of applications will begin Monday, October 26, 2020.

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    Conditions of Employment

    Limited Term, Serve at the Pleasure

    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Limited Term End Date


    Advertised Salary Range

    Chairperson compensation consists of an administrative supplement added to the academic-year (9-month) salary and additional summer salary compensation; the supplement and summer salary is removed when the chairperson steps down from the administrative ro


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