The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gillings School of Global Public Health invites applications for Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition. The Department of Nutrition's mission is to improve and protect the public's health through teaching, research and practices that foster optimal nutrition. Our vision is to achieve optimal nutrition for all people around the globe. Duties of Gillings chairs include but are not limited to the following: The leader should, with diverse input, articulate a mission for the department and strategies to optimize that mission. Mission and vision should complement those for the school. We are one school, one Gillings.
- Enhance diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students. Diversity includes race/ethnicity but is not limited to these criteria. For some departments, gender, age and other types of diversity may be issues. See the SPH's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (DITF) report and Inclusive Excellence Action Plan for fuller discussion. Chairs are expected to ensure compliance with the plan's training requirements.
- Organize the department in an effective, efficient and fair manner so that the teaching, research and practice missions are optimized. Ensure that proper administrative support is given to department matters, including teaching, research, practice, space, budget and student affairs, and that timely, appropriate response is made to information requests and directives from Dean's Office, prospective students, University leaders, legislators and other relevant individuals/organizations.
- Lead faculty and staff to achieve excellence and positive results in a supportive professional environment; recruit and retain outstanding faculty and staff; and ensure people are being mentored appropriately. Enhance diversity and inclusion and expect to be measured regarding outcomes; ensure that there are processes and accountability by which faculty members of all tracks and ranks are mentored for promotion and, likewise, that opportunities are provided for staff to grow and develop in their careers
- Recruit and retain outstanding students; enhance diversity; ensure that there are effective means for students to participate in the department and to articulate their concerns; respond in a timely manner to students' concerns and suggestions; provide an outstanding educational experience for students; ensure the availability and quality of student advising and mentoring based on best practices; manage grade and other appeals and grievances with others as appropriate in the school.
- Lead outstanding departmental educational programs and curricula overall and as part of Gillings School programs; provide direction for department development and improvement; plan and implement new courses/programs; maintain appropriate balance among teaching, research, and practice/engaged scholarship within the department; establish, review, and improve degree programs; prepare for Graduate School Reviews and accreditation processes determined by CEPH and other accreditors.
- Facilitate a high-quality program of innovative, externally funded research from a range of sources to further department and school goals; ensure that junior faculty members are provided research mentoring support and the pre-and post-award services they need for success; enable appropriate dissemination of results, programs and products
- Facilitate funding from federal and other grant, contract and philanthropic sources. Work with the school's advancement staff to seek and obtain funds for endowment and/or non-restricted purposes, including student and faculty support, from private and foundation donors.
- With the school's communications staff, identify the most important constituencies for communication and develop an effective communication strategy
Education and Experience:
The candidate should be an innovator with demonstrated leadership, communication and administrative abilities.
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