Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites nominations and applications for an exceptional academic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences. The chair will provide strategic leadership to a diverse department and will work with faculty, staff, and students to build upon the department’s strengths in teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Behavioral Sciences is a multidisciplinary department serving nearly 400 undergraduate majors and over 25 graduate students. Undergraduate offerings include Bachelor of Arts degrees in Behavioral Sciences, Human Development and Family Services, Social Work, and Sociology. The department currently offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice and seeks a department chair who can help develop a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. At the graduate level, the department offers an accredited Master’s of Science in Child Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. The department has 21 full-time tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty.

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The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to ensure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by July 31, 2018. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; resume or curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the university at the contact information below:

Ryan Crawford, Partner | Kriston Burroughs, Associate

7500 Rialto Blvd

Building 1, Suite 250

Austin, TX 78735

(737) 203-8857 |

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