Mount Royal University, Human Resources
Chair of Sociology & Anthropology
Location : Alberta, Canada
Position : Department Chair of Sociology & Anthropology
Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2012
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for the position of Department Chair, with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, commencing Aug. 15, 2012. Our department, which includes 15 full-time faculty, 16 part-time faculty, and three support staff, is committed to integrity, diversity, and equality in order to foster an inclusive, safe, and respectful environment.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to balance strong leadership qualities with demonstrated administrative capabilities. Candidates should also demonstrate an understanding of the challenges associated with leading an interdisciplinary department, appreciate the diversity of our community, and exhibit skills as a consensus builder.
In collaboration with department colleagues, the Chair will be expected to provide leadership by guiding the future direction of the Department. The Chair will be expected to maintain and communicate a sense of direction ; to act as a responsible advocate for the Department ; to encourage respect for a range of career paths and different forms and fields of teaching and scholarship ; to foster values of fairness, excellence, and collaboration ; and to maintain a sense of pride, achievement, and community among all members (students, staff, and faculty) of the Department.
In terms of administrative capabilities, the Chair will be expected to work within the practices and policies of the university including various collective agreements ; be responsible for following and shaping departmental policy to ensure effective, efficient and collegial operation of the Department ; provide mentorship and direction to individual members of the Department ; work effectively as a representative on the advisory council to the Dean of Arts ; and, ensure that Department interests are well represented in university level initiatives.
All faculty at Mount Royal University have the opportunity to choose between one of two work patterns. The teaching/scholarship/service [TSS] pattern focuses on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a program of scholarship, as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/service [TS] pattern focuses on teaching and service only. This position is open to either stream and the rank is at the level of associate or full professor.
Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves. At Mount Royal students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning. Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.
Required credentials include a Ph.D. in Sociology or Anthropology/Archaeology and significant leadership experience, preferably as a Chair or equivalent.
Applications should include a letter of interest that quotes competition #D6396DM,curriculum vitae,statement demonstrating experience and excellence in leadership in the past eight years,a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of recent teaching excellence, a statement of scholarly interests (if applying for the teaching/scholarship/service work pattern), and three to four reference letters covering various dimensions of your professional life (leadership, teaching, departmental colleagues, etc.).
Mount Royal University
Department Of Human Resources
4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W.
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
Fax : 403.440.6629
Email : webapply mtroyal.ca
For further information concerning the position please contact Bruce Foster, Acting Chair, Sociology & Anthropology, 403.440.5948 or bfoster mtroyal.ca