Department Chair of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication
Administrator » College of Arts and Sciences
Posted Thursday, September 9, 2021

JOB TITLE: Department Chair of Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication
POSITION NUMBER: DC9989-00
HIRING SUPERVISOR: Srini Kambhampati
DEPARTMENT: Humanities, Social Sciences and Communication

JOB DUTIES: The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) is seeking applications from current, tenured faculty for the position of Chair, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication (HSSC). Reporting directly to the Dean, the Chair of HSSC will be an integral and essential part of the college’s academic leadership team. The Chair will work collaboratively and proactively with College and University leadership, faculty, staff, and students, partners with other academic units across campus, and with external stakeholders to advance the mission and goals of the HSSC, CoAS, and LTU. The Chair will build upon the department and college’s legacy of excellence in teaching, research, and service. The incumbent must be a leader with exemplary record of teaching, research, service, and professional engagement, a strong, demonstrable commitment to integrity, diversity and inclusion, effective academic administration, and successful mentorship and professional development of faculty, staff, and students.

MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS: Candidates within any discipline in HSSC are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in the field, is a tenured Associate Professor or Professor (or will be tenured at the time of appointment), and has a strong record of accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service, in addition to the items mentioned above under Roles and Responsibilities. Start date is negotiable but cannot be later than July 1, 2022. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Lawrence Technological University is an equal opportunity employer.



Applicants must send a cover letter of interest that addresses how their research, teaching, and service will contribute to (i) the intellectual growth of HSSC and CoAS, (ii) diversity and CoAS’s ability to meet the needs of diverse students, and (iii) the priorities and mission of LTU; a complete and updated curriculum vita; a statement of leadership philosophy; a diversity statement; and names of three references, at least one of whom must be from outside LTU. Please send all documents as a single PDF file to scidean@ltu.edu. The deadline for full consideration is November 1, 2021.