Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair

  • Full-time
  • New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • posted November 23, 2021
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey / Rutgers Cooperative Extension
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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Position Description:
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is searching for a distinguished academic leader and
visionary and transformational Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health
Sciences (FCHS) to expand the capacity, visibility and impact of the department across the state
and within the university. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Associate or
Full Professor based on experience and academic accomplishments.
This 12-month, 100% Extension-funded position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in
advancing established areas of department excellence and developing new strategic and
innovative initiatives in the areas of nutrition, chronic disease prevention, health and wellness.
Reporting to the Director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Chair has administrative
oversight and responsibilities for Extension program development, implementation,
management, evaluation and reporting within FCHS mission areas and serves as an integral
member of the Cooperative Extension leadership team. The Department has a strong interest in
attracting diverse faculty and encourages candidates from diverse under-represented
Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree is required from an accredited institution in family and consumer sciences,
nutrition, public health, extension, community education, or a related field. A doctoral degree
and/or credentialing as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist are preferred. Candidate must
demonstrate a sustained record of programmatic excellence, including evidence of peer-reviewed
publications, competitive funding and the ability to conceptualize and deliver clearly articulated
extension programs. Additional position requirements include:
• Experience working with the national Family and Consumer Sciences program, Cooperative
Extension and the land grant system is preferred;
• Five years of post-degree professional experience for doctoral candidates and ten years of
professional experience for Master’s Level candidates.
• Advanced experience in the administration, management and leadership of educational programs,
including innovative curriculum development, implementation and assessment, personnel
management and financial management;
• Demonstrated experience building collaborative partnerships within academic and community
• Demonstrated experience developing and supporting programming that supports diversity, equity,
and inclusion
• Demonstrated service and leadership in professional associations;
• Track record of successful acquisition and management of grants, contracts and other external
resourcing; and
• Computer proficiency.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience. BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement program. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self-identify; please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required. To learn more about Rutgers University, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and our employment opportunities, visit our website at: Public Safety Information regarding public safety at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is available in the annual security report "Safety Matters." This report may be viewed online at http://publicsafety.rutgers.eduSelected candidate must pass a Criminal Background check, including fingerprinting. RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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