Department Chairperson - 018961

Arts & Sciences


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, 2018. The Chairperson has administrative, teaching, and scholarship responsibilities and assumes leadership of a Department with approximately 40 faculty and administrative members. The salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate. 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 record of scholarship, 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 Lauren Maltba, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences ( Additionally, the three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the letter writers to Lauren Maltba. Paper applications will not be accepted.  The initial review of complete applications will begin October 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The University is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Lauren Maltba (Tel: 828-262-3078; 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.