The Department of Leadership and Counseling is seeking applicants for a Department Head. The Department Head provides leadership for the unit by administering and directing the developmental, personnel, financial, and operational activities of the academic department in collaboration with faculty.
Eastern Michigan University is one of the largest producers of educators in the United States. Located in Ypsilanti, adjacent to Ann Arbor, and 45 minutes from downtown Detroit, the Leadership and Counseling Department within the College of Education offers master's, specialist, and a doctoral programs (PhD) in educational leadership and CACREP accredited master's programs in clinical mental health, college, and school counseling. The Department of Leadership and Counseling has a vibrant and diverse faculty with a long tradition of excellence and innovation.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare and monitor departmental budget for personnel services, supplies, maintenance and equipment and other grants and contracts.
Ensure alignment of departmental goals with college and university goals. Provide departmental leadership in the development of new initiatives and programs and revision of existing ones.
Evaluate faculty performance for tenure, promotion and supplemental salary adjustment recommendations to the Dean of the College.
Plan, develop and schedule departmental course offerings.
Support students and faculty regarding such matters as curricular requirements, transfer of courses, availability of classes and academic problems and/or grievances.
Recruit and interview prospective faculty.
Advise and assist College Deans in program and policy development.
Administer and manage department resources.
Participate in local, national and professional associations to continue personal academic development and promote the University.
Establish and maintain public relations activities with governmental, educational, civic and community agencies.
Cultivate alumni and other donor connections to and financial support for departmental projects and programs.
Approve departmental listings in graduate and undergraduate catalogs.
Consult with department faculty at periodic staff meetings.
Administer collective bargaining master agreements.
Teach a department course or equivalent during one or more semesters. Perform related Departmental duties as required.
An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Counselor Education & Supervision, or closely related field from an accredited institution.
An outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service that would merit appointment and subsequent tenure as full professor
Experience (at least two years) in a leadership role aligned with academic administration included but not limited to program director, associate department chair/head, department chair/head, or related experience.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent skills in budget and personnel management
Experience working and administering across interdisciplinary contexts
Experience in online education, including both synchronous and asynchronous platforms
Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, and experience with diverse populations and underrepresented students
Ability to address the challenges of both Leadership and Counseling programs
Experience in administration of a Doctoral program
Evidence of success in developing constructive relations with entities external to the university
Experience (at least two years) aligning with department programs and degree offerings (K12 Administration, Higher Education Administrator / Counseling Professional Services)
Success chairing dissertation work
Demonstrated success in grant writing, fundraising, donor cultivation, and/or stewardship
Demonstrated success with both advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods
Experience mentoring both new and developing faculty members.
Experience interacting with special education administrators, educators, support staff, families, and/or students.
Internal Number: 9043
About Eastern Michigan University
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.