The College of Education invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations, available July 1, 2013.

Responsibilities: The Department Head will lead recruitment, foster development, and evaluation of faculty and staff; enhance research and creative activity among faculty; lead efforts in the Department to develop and  implement a coherent vision and strategic plan; represent all dimensions of the Department to diverse audiences both internal and external to the University; administer the Department budget, facilities, schedule, and all other aspects of the Department’s planning and operation; support the use of technology by faculty; work in collaboration with other academic, administrative, and student affairs personnel in program and facility management; develop partnerships and secure external resources to enhance the Department’s development; and teach one course per semester. The Head will provide visionary leadership to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Doctorate in Educational Psychology, School Psychology, or Foundations of Education; a record of effective teaching and scholarly activity suitable for a tenured Full Professor appointment; experience in PK-12 educational settings; proven record of successful administrative experience in higher education such as department head, program director or other leadership roles in academic programs; and excellent interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated a commitment to supporting excellence in Teacher Education, and be able to lead and engage faculty in the Department in new initiatives and growth in strategic areas.

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA-CREF and IPERS retirement plans.

Application Information: Applications are encouraged from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. Complete applications received by October 31, 2012, will be given full consideration. The position is available starting July 1, 2013. Pre-employment background checks are required. To apply, visit Questions regarding details of the position may be directed to: Dr. Elana Joram, Chair, Search Committee, Phone: (319) 273-7283; E-mail:  The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

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