Chairperson - Psychology

Appalachian State University in North Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 27, 2015
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University invites applications to fill the position of Chairperson of the Department of Psychology. The starting date is July 1, 2016. The Chairperson has administrative, teaching, and scholarship responsibilities and assumes leadership of a Department with approximately 40 faculty and administrative members. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Search Committee encourages candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor from all specializations in Psychology to apply for the position.

The successful candidate will have:

* An earned Doctorate in Psychology

* Strong interpersonal, leadership, and management skills

* Evidence of academic administrative ability and effectiveness

* A commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the missions of the Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Appalachian State University

* A demonstrated ability to work with colleagues from a variety of Psychology subspecialties

* A demonstrated competency working with colleagues across and outside of the university

Preference will be given to candidates with significant administrative experience, a strong record of scholarship, experience with external funding, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, and familiarity with the multiple areas of Psychology within the Department.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 17,500 students, primarily in bachelor's and master's programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. The Department has 36 full-time faculty members (34 doctoral, 32 tenure-track) with graduate programs in Clinical, Experimental, Industrial-Organizational and Human Resource Management, and School Psychology. There are approximately 900 undergraduate majors and 84 full-time graduate students. Additional information about the Department of Psychology, the University, and the surrounding area is located on the Psychology web site at:

Applicants must send via email a complete application consisting of: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three professional references to Dr. Kurt Michael, Chairperson Search Committee Chair ( Additionally, the three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the letter writers to Dr. Michael. Paper applications will not be accepted. The initial review of complete applications will begin September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Kurt Michael (Tel: 828-262-2272, ext. 432; email: Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.