The College of Community Innovation and Education (CCIE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice (CJ). We are committed to excellence and innovation on a large scale that leads to positive impacts. With this commitment in mind, we are looking for an experienced candidate to provide academic and administrative leadership (i.e., management of human resources, budget, academic programming, and fundraising), facilitate programs of individual and collaborative research, support and mentor faculty to seek and obtain external funding and secure promotion, as well as promote an inclusive, collegial, and collaborative environment.
The chair will oversee the Department of Criminal Justice which employs 32 full-time faculty, with an impressive student body of approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors and 290 master’s degree students, and a doctoral program with the seventh cohort of students that began fall 2021. Faculty is comprised of productive scholars who are active in ACJS, ASC, and regional societies. For more information about the department, please visit the homepage at https://ccie.ucf.edu/criminaljustice/.
Specific duties will include the following:
• Provide academic leadership in developing and defining the department’s strategic plan.
• Lead the faculty, staff, and students in fulfilling the goals of the department.
• Create an environment within the department that encourages quality scholarship and community-based partnerships that positively impact students, faculty, and the community.
• Collaborate with other administrators within CCIE to support CCIE and UCF goals and initiatives.
• Advocate for CJ priorities among CCIE and university administrators.
• Support faculty and students as they contribute to local, regional, national, and international conversations regarding criminal justice.
• Lead and manage the development of departmental missions in teaching, research, and service.
• Build and maintain an inclusive, collegial, and collaborative organizational culture within the department.
• Coordinate the execution of the department’s educational programs with faculty through equitable assignments of duties to teaching, research, and service.
• Lead and review all faculty and staff recruitment activities from the perspective of the best interests of CJ.
• Coordinate budget allocation and planning with the CCIE offices.
• Conduct annual evaluations of faculty and staff, as appropriate.
The chair will have a full-time, 12-month appointment, will report to the dean of CCIE, and serve on the college’s leadership team. The desired start date is August 8, 2022.
UCF is a major metropolitan research university and one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 70,000 students. The university believes diversity, equity, and inclusion among employees and students are critical to creating a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn, and succeed. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The university is classified as a "Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity" and a "Community Engagement" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.
The College of Community Innovation and Education employs approximately 350 full‐time faculty and staff serving more than 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 35 academic disciplines.