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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI
POSITION: The Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a Department Chair to start July 1, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The department’s faculty engages in an impressive array of research and teaching in multiple areas of psychology. They are leaders in student-faculty collaborative research. The department offers both a psychology major and a behavior analysis major, as well as an Education Specialist graduate degree in School Psychology. We welcome candidates in any specialty area within the field of psychology with an exemplary record of teaching, scholarship and service that allows appointment to the position with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

DUTIES: Fifty percent of the chair’s duties are administrative. Those administrative duties require providing leadership for the department in consultation and cooperation with the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and performing duties as assigned by the Dean. Summer administrative work is expected with additional compensation. The chair is expected to promote and advocate for department programs; support curriculum development and assessment; promote faculty scholarly and service activity; manage facilities used by the department; effectively manage department budgets, including grant and scholarship funds; supervise tenure, promotion, appointment, salary, and other personnel decisions, lead recruitment and hiring of new faculty and academic staff; participate in department long-range planning; provide leadership through effective participation in College- and University-wide policy and decision-making activities; facilitate alumni relations; represent the department to external constituencies. Another 50 percent of the chair’s duties are as a faculty member. In addition to administrative duties, the successful candidate will teach courses in psychology, participate in research and scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and engage in service to the university and community.


• Doctorate in Psychology or closely allied field.
• Administrative experience that demonstrates the capacity to serve successfully as a chair.
• Interest and skill in undergraduate teaching.
• Commitment to equity and inclusiveness and ability to bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus.

Nineteen full time faculty members and several instructional academic staff in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas. We serve more than 500 undergraduate psychology majors and 20 school psychology graduate students, as well as general education. The Campus Autism Program, led by a board-certified behavior analyst, offers intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism. Department faculty and students also play a central role in the interdisciplinary Human Development Center that provides clinical services in a variety of areas. For more details, visit our website at http://www.uwec.edu/psyc.


UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.


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