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Chair, Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
Alcorn State University

Date Posted May 16, 2024
Title Chair, Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
University Alcorn State University
Lorman, MS, United States
Department School of Education & Psychology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Health Sciences
Job Summary
The incumbent is responsible for the general oversight of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, including undergraduate and graduate degree programs, administration and  budgets and personnel, recruitment and retention, strategic planning, and establishment/maintenance of productive professional relationships to effectively achieve the goals and objectives of the  Department.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • In-depth knowledge of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Knowledge of trends and best practices in higher education related to
  • Demonstrated integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Strong time management skills
  • Passion for teaching and engaging with students
  • Skilled in mentoring students
  • Ability to professionally provide leadership and handle complex issues
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and foster a collegial environment  conducive to teamwork and students’ high level of learning
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated grantsmanship ability


Essential Job Functions

  • Provides essential leadership to develop and enhance undergraduate and graduate instructional programs, in concert with program faculty
  • Develops and monitors the scheduling of courses and faculty teaching assignments for optimal distribution of faculty time between teaching, research and extension, while ensuring students graduate within the time allotted for the degree.
  • Works with the faculty to upgrade courses and curricula, as needed, to ensure graduating students are nationally and globally competitive
  • Develops and implements effective student recruitment and retention strategies in collaboration with faculty and staff, Dean and others.
  • Serves as liaison with the private sector, government agencies, and professional associations Teaches at least one (1) course per semester in field of expertise.
  • Leads departmental planning, management and evaluation activities, including institutional effectiveness for accreditation
  • Doctor of Philosophy in an HPER Discipline or other related field of study five (5) years’ teaching experience at the college or university level
  • Teaching and research qualifying incumbent for at least the rank of Associate Professor in the Area of Specialization
  • Experience planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating teaching and research HPER-related programs at the university level

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