Department Chair, Family and Consumer Sciences - Lamar University

Lamar University invites applicants for a full-time, tenured faculty position at the Associate/Full Professor level in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration, Family Studies, Fashion Retailing and Merchandising and a graduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, the Department has an accredited Internship program in Nutrition and Dietetics.

The chair will represent and advocate for all departmental faculty, staff, students and programs; manage departmental personnel, budget and resources; oversee program reviews; evaluate faculty and staff; oversee course schedule building process, and provide leadership in the university, state, and region, thus promoting excellence in Family and Consumer Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 Qualifications and Experience:

 Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Earned terminal degree within one of the disciplines within the department.
  2. Demonstrated experience to be appointed to the academic rank of Associate/Full Professor with tenure.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the requirements listed above and one or more of the following:

  1. Experience in higher education as a department chair, program coordinator or comparable leadership position.
  2. Experience evaluating and mentoring faculty and managing other personnel.
  3. Experience with accreditation processes.
  4. Success securing and mentoring external funding.

Application Information:

To ensure full consideration, complete application should be submitted to the Lamar University Human Resources website at

Upload a cover letter that explains qualifications and fit for the position, a curriculum vita that details relevant experience in higher education, statement of teaching philosophy and a statement on facilitating interdisciplinary scholarship, transcripts, names and contact information of three references. Letters of reference can be addressed to:

Dr. Lula Henry, Search Committee Chair
Lamar University
Post Office Box 10034
Beaumont, TX 77710
Attn: Carvelynne Graff

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