Chair – Department of Kinesiology



Chair – Department of Kinesiology


Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Kinesiology (tenure track appointment, Associate/Full Professor). The Chair is the senior administrator of the academic unit and serves as the liaison between the Department and the Dean of the college.  The Chair is responsible for leading strategic planning, budget allocations and management of resources, activities related to student recruitment and retention, faculty and staff orientation and development, resource enhancement, and the advancement of the Department's mission and goals within the University and the College. The Chair will also oversee faculty/staff appointments, and in consultation with the faculty, promotion and tenure recommendations, program development and curricula. We are seeking an individual to continue the strong record of supporting strategic growth and advancement in teaching, research, and professional practice. The candidate will have an earned doctorate and demonstrated teaching/research experience in a discipline related to Kinesiology. Strong interpersonal communication skills are essential, and previous administrative experience and a broad understanding of all the programs within the department is preferred. 

The Department of Kinesiology offers a variety of majors for undergraduate and graduate students, including a new PhD in Health Sciences to begin in the fall of 2018 ( Distinctive characteristics of the department can be explored at TCU is a leading, private teaching and research institution located about 3 miles from downtown Fort Worth and 25 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. By virtue of TCU’s location and resources, opportunities for growth and success as an academic leader are vast. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently selected Texas Christian University as one of the top universities honored as a “Great Colleges to Work For” institution for the 7th consecutive year. TCU has established a new medical school in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. TCU has a unique focus on global learning, an emphasis on multicultural training and participation in inter-professional education. In addition, the benefits package offered by TCU is one of the best in the country, including substantial tuition benefits for employees and family members. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position begins August 1, 2018. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit personal/contact information, a letter of application, (3) references, and curriculum vitae online at (select “Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences” to find the position announcement).  All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Questions about the position should be addressed to: Stephanie Jevas, Search Committee Chair, Department of Kinesiology, or 817-257-5733.

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