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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chair & Faculty Position Open at Benedict College

POSITION: Chair, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
SCHOOL: School of Education
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and credentials
REPORT TO: Dean, School of Education
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of three majors: (1) recreation and leisure services; (2) public health; and (3) sport management. The Chair is responsible for the leadership and administration of the department's teaching, research and scholarship, and service mission. The chair is expected to coordinate the work of the instructional staff to include developing course outlines, ordering textbooks, providing oversight for class coverage, monitoring faculty instruction and advisement, and providing representation at meetings and events. The chair is also responsible for approving leave requests, conducting faculty evaluations, resolving student issues, recommending personnel, arranging for departmental supplies and facilities, recommending course offerings, implementation of a student recruitment and retention plan, and developing and managing budgets. Additionally, the chair will assess program outcomes and make adjustments accordingly. These and other functions as assigned are to be documented for routine reporting and assessment purposes. The chair will lead the faculty to increase the department's scholarship and service work, particularly in the area of health disparities. Additional duties may also be assigned.
• Earned doctorate in a relevant area of study
• Experience conducting short and long range planning
• Experience in supervising, evaluating, and supporting faculty
• Demonstrated evidence of management skills (including budgets and faculty assignments)
• Five years of experience in higher education administration
• Successful research and/or accreditation track record
All qualified applicants should submit a completed Benedict College application, three reference letters, official college transcript(s) and resume to:
Office of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Academic Affairs
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Position is open until filled

Assistant Professor/Recreation & Leisure Services/Benedict College
Benedict College School of Education
Faculty: Tenure Track
Category: Faculty –Recreation & Leisure Services
Posted: 06/13/2011
Application Due:Open until filled – Review of applications will begin July 15, 2011

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
The School of Education at Benedict College seeks faculty in Recreation and Leisure Services. The Department is interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence of our academic program through their teaching, research, and service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include college retirement, medical and life insurance plans. Applicants must be available to begin fall semester, August 1, 2011.

* Full time tenure track position to teach core courses in the area of Recreation and Leisure Services;
* Coordinate and build upon the current internship program;
* Provide academic advising to undergraduate students in Recreation and Leisure Services;
* Maintain a program of research and scholarship; and
* Engage in service activities.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
* Doctoral degree (ABD & Masters considered) with at least one graduate degree in Recreation,Parks and Leisure Services;
* Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
* Evidence of ability to develop an active research program, which may include a record of publications, professional presentations and grant writing;
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, recreation managers, and the general public;
* Demonstrated knowledge of NRPA accreditation requirements; and
* Active participation in professional organizations.

A complete application will include the following: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Three letters of reference, Official transcripts of earned degrees, and a completed Benedict College Application which can be downloaded from Benedict College website.

Contact and Application Information: Dr. Allen Coles, Dean, School of Education
Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street, Columbia SC 29204
(803) 705-4945


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