DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES HEAD SEARCH
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University. The position will be available July 1, 2017 with a five-year renewable term reporting to the Dean of the College of Health & Human Sciences. The Head will provide leadership, vision, and serve as a facilitator for departmental research and scholarship, and educational activities. In addition, the Head is responsible for fiscal management of the department, personnel issues, faculty/staff development, and advocacy for the Department to the College, University, and larger community.
We are looking for an academic leader and scholar with a strong commitment to the research, teaching, and applied missions of the department. Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of Tenured Full Professor. A Ph.D. is required in a relevant field. Field of specialization is open. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration, graduate education, and a commitment to development and advancement of the department. The successful candidate will be someone with excellent communication skills who values and promotes diversity.
The Department of Psychological Sciences (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/) is a diverse and collegial department with about 50 full-time research/tenure track faculty. Research is conducted in the areas of Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Mathematical & Computational Cognitive Science, and Social Psychology. The clinical program is APA-accredited. Faculty members in the department have active collaborative research involvement with colleagues across the University. The department awards Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees and currently has approximately 600 undergraduate majors, including those in the Research-focused Honors Program, and 70 graduate students.
The College of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), home to the Department of Psychological Sciences, is comprised of nine units and is the home of the Master of Public Health program. In addition, Purdue University is invested in promoting an exceptional research and learning environment. This includes the hub for interdisciplinary work in Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/) and a $250M investment into life sciences over the next five years, and a new magnetic resonance imaging center hosting a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma and 3T General Electric MR750. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/advance/).
Purdue University is located 2 hours from Chicago and 1 hour from Indianapolis. The diverse Lafayette/West Lafayette communities of approximately 100,000 boast a low cost of living and some of the best schools in the country (http://www.homeofpurdue.com/).
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their complete curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating relevant experience and qualifications, statements of research, teaching, and leadership philosophy, and a list of at least three references. Materials should be sent electronically to P. Jane Morris (ude.eudrup|1sirromp#ude.eudrup|1sirromp). Questions regarding the position may be sent to the Chair of the search committee, Professor Tim Gavin at (765) 494-3179 (ude.eudrup|1nivag#ude.eudrup|1nivag). Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.