Job ID: 229778

Chairperson, Associate/Professor of Education and Psychology (Tenure Track)

Alcorn State University

  • Jan. 31, 2024
  • Chairperson, Associate/Professor of Education and Psychology (Tenure Track)
  • School of Education & Psychology
  • Alcorn State University
    Lorman, MS
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Rehabilitation Counseling/Psychology
    Educational Psychology/Behavior Analysis
    Education - General
Job Summary
Reporting to the Dean, School of Education and Psychology, the Chair of the Department of Education and Psychology coordinates departmental academic activities that promote programmatic excellence thereby preparing students for global competitiveness.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment and experience in fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities for research, teaching, and learning are of particular interest.
  • Demonstrated track record of articulating imagination through vision, innovation, and strategic direction in transforming a unit, department, school, or college.
  • Experience in leading accreditation efforts (CAEPCACREP & SASCOC) is required.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship and distinction in professional achievements appropriate for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor in the Department of Education and Psychology.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the impact of blended learning on students is an advantage.
  • Demonstrative administrative or leadership in an academic unit with involvement in fiscal planning & budgets, ability to lead and manage groups, other stakeholders and programs and engage students with transparency is preferred.
  • A collaborative, servant leader with indisputable integrity and courage engaging the university, business, and community to develop mutually beneficial partnerships for students is desired.
  • Manifestation of effectiveness in written and oral communication is an additional preference.


Essential Job Functions

  • The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative leadership for the department in its teaching, research and service missions as well as managing and directing the department’s fiscal plan, budgets, and general administration.
  • He/she will be expected to have excellent interpersonal and strong written and oral communication skills with a display of openness, integrity, and a spirit of collaboration.
  • The Chair must direct and support faculty during the faculty life-cycle of talent acquisition, tenure, promotion, and performance evaluation.
  • Through thoughtful/careful nurturing and mentoring, the Chair will develop both the individual and collective thinking towards significant academic scholarship and service contributions.
  • Crucial to the Chair’s role is the ability to effectively assess and address student needs/concerns.
  • The successfuly candidate will communicate regularly with students and use this input to develop departmental policies and procedures as needed.
  • Responds to additional requests or assignments from the Dean.



  • Earned terminal degree (Ed.D. /Ph.D.) in Education, Psychology, or related field of study from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of five (6) years of experience with progressively responsible leadership.
  • Experience in providing effective leadership to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience in handling complex issues professionally.
  • Experience in mentoring new faculty.
  • Demonstrated experience in publications and record of grant funding.
  • Must be eligible for tenure.


EEO / ADA Statement

Alcorn State University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity: It is the policy of Alcorn State University to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, physical and/or mental disability, and/or political affiliation. This policy applies to all employees -regardless of position, consultants, and applicants for employment.

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