The School of Social Justice at the University of Toledo (UT) invites applications for a 12-month, tenured full professor of criminal justice to serve as school chair, beginning summer or fall of 2019. The School seeks an innovative, visionary, and energetic leader who can leverage the existing strengths of the department to create a meaningful impact on the college, university, and community. The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative leadership and will facilitate collaborations to enhance the impact of scholarship, teaching, and service. Furthermore, the candidate will support and mentor faculty and staff, and promote a collegial and collaborative environment.
The School of Social Justice is housed within the College of Health and Human Services. The School consists of graduate and undergraduate programs in criminal justice, undergraduate and post-professional programs in legal specialties, and graduate and undergraduate programs in social work. The School currently serves 100 graduate students and 750 undergraduate students. Additional information about the School is located at: http://www.utoledo.edu/hhs/schools/ The School of Social Justice is one of four schools in the College of Health and Human Services: http://www.utoledo.edu/hhs/
The School Chair’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, the following:
General administrative responsibility for the affairs of the Department, including successful planning, organization, development, implementation, and direction of all aspects of the Department; providing oversight, assessment, and development of all educational programs and research activities; and general Departmental leadership including presiding over Departmental committee meetings and designing and communicating the Department’s educational and service mission.
Stewarding the resources of the Department, the College and the University as an advocate and ambassador for the Chair’s faculty, staff, students and other stake holders.
Providing direction in instruction by selecting and scheduling, subject to the approval of the Dean, courses to be taught, taking into consideration student demand and departmental programming; assisting to assign courses to faculty in accordance with applicable workload policies; leading the department in the process of curricular review, revision and development; conveying such changes in curriculum, courses and programs to the College and University as appropriate; guiding curriculum initiatives through to approval;
Leading in Faculty recruitment, instruction, appointments and re-appointments, tenure and promotion per applicable policy; assists the Dean in determining salaries and merit increases, sabbatical and other leaves of absence; managing all personnel in the Department; participating in discipline and discharge where appropriate; and promoting diversity in recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students;
Preparation of the following annual reports and reviews: an annual report of the performance of the Department; budgetary requests for operating and capital funds and salaries for faculty and staff within the Department; Annual performance review and evaluation of Departmental faculty; and other reports as assigned by the Dean or Provost;
Facilitate the work of members of the Department and building consensus and fostering cooperative relationships in the Department; (vii) Procuring training and research grants for the Department; encouraging faculty members to develop applications for training and research grants; and creating and supporting effective partnerships with local and national industry and government;
Coordinating accreditation initiatives;
Strategic planning and strategic operations;
Management of all departmental finances and resources in a fiscally responsible manner and complying with the University budgetary process;
Assuring compliance with University policies and procedures;
Coordinating departmental activities with alumni, the Toledo area community and other outside groups; and
Accepting other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Applications received by January 15, 2019, will be given full consideration by the review committee Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. For further questions about this position, please contact Christopher Roseman, search committee chair at Christopher.Roseman@utoledo.edu
The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.
The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
Position Minimum Qualifications
A doctoral degree in a Criminal Justice or a doctoral degree in Sociology with an emphasis on criminal justice or a doctoral degree in Criminology. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.
An outstanding record of teaching, research, grant funding and scholarly achievements commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of full professor.
Demonstration of significant and successful administrative leadership experience in a university setting.
The ideal candidate should have:
experience, training, or research focused on corrections, juvenile justice, and/or mental health issues and their impact on the CJ system
experience and familiarity with accreditation processes
a proven record of collaborative leadership and administrative style, and a strong commitment to support the school’s mission;
an established academic record and commitment to effectively mentor faculty and staff within the department;
experience in program development, and the ability to oversee diverse academic programs;
the ability to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners;
the ability to create and support partnerships both within and outside the department, college and university;
a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity; and
the ability to support the future growth and expansion of the department
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Situated in the heart of the Midwest, Toledo, Ohio is a convergence of highways, railways and waterways that have long made Toledo a transportation hub. Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-80/90, the two busiest highways in the country, Toledo is where things get built. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass; home to several corporate entities – Owens Corning, Owens Illinois, Dana Corporation, Jeep and First Solar. Strengths in bioscience, agribusiness, transportation and logistics, result in a thriving arts and cultural scene with diverse career opportunities and growth for our region.
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The University of Toledo was founded in 1872 as the Toledo University of Arts and Trades, and became a municipa...l university in 1884. The University of Toledo is a nationally recognized, state-supported, comprehensive metropolitan university. It is an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission that offers 143 undergraduate, 170 masters, 55 doctoral and first professional degree programs, and 11 specialist degree programs. The institution, first and foremost, is a dynamic, scholarly community of teachers, researchers and learners, with undergraduate and graduate education and research being the University’s highest priorities. The University is located in northwest Ohio in the city of Toledo and has a main campus that houses the majority of its undergraduate students and academic colleges, a health science campus that houses the Colleges of Medicine and Life Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; a campus at the Toledo Museum of Art for the College of Communication and the Arts; and others campuses that include the Lake Erie Center where water and fish environment research is conducted, the Arboretum, and the Scott Park campus where Toledo Early College for High School students take college classes.
The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women,