Professor and Director, School of Human Services (Cincinnati, OH, US)

Posted on Dec 12, 2020

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH  |  #adminstrative


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND HUMAN SERVICES SCHOOL OF HUMAN SERVICES   The University of Cincinnati Known for being the originator of the first program of cooperative education, a public research university enrolling more than 45,000 students on three campuses.

UC attracts students from all 50 States and from 110 countries to its 14 colleges, which include the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Allied Health Sciences; the College of Business; the College-Conservatory of Music; the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning; the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Law; the College of Medicine; the College of Nursing; the Graduate School, and the College of Pharmacy.

UC offers 49 Associates degrees, 103 Baccalaureate degrees, 85 Master’s degrees, 67 Doctoral degrees, and 4 First Professional Degrees (MD, JD etc.)   The University of Cincinnati continues to gain national and international recognition for outstanding academic programs, world-class faculty, and successful co-op partnerships around the globe.


News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges, the Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight," and UC has been named a "green university" by Princeton Review.  UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities by the National Science Foundation.

As Ohio’s premier urban research university, UC is the largest employer in the Cincinnati region, with an economic impact of more than $3 billion.

The University of Cincinnati’s 117 Buildings are situated on 473 acres that make up one of the "world's most beautiful campuses." UC earned the moniker from both Forbes and Delta Sky magazines, and recently Travel + Leisure magazine came out with a ranking that also lists UC among the country's most beautiful campuses.

Regularly cited for its beautiful architecture, UC is also noted for its inspiring settings and design.

  The School of Human Services The School of Human Services offers diverse programs that are “Unified in Making Real World Connections,” with a mission of educating, leading, and innovating through research and best practices with the objective to make a positive impact within our communities.

There are six programs including: Counseling Substance Abuse Counseling Health Education School Psychology Behavior Analysis Sport Administration   The School’s programs include undergraduate and graduate (masters, specialist, and PhD), offered on-campus and online.

The School has 36 faculty (25 tenure track and 11 non-tenure track) and 6 staff (including newly created Research Associate position), serving 1,170 students (560 undergraduate and 610 graduate).

All three of the School’s PhD programs have been rated as “outstanding” in recent accreditation and Graduate School reviews, our programs have four national accreditations, and our graduates’ pass rates on national certification and licensure examinations exceed national averages.

The School’s faculty are extremely productive scholars, have increased external grant funding to $2.7M, and serve in many national leadership positions (journal editor, national boards, organization leadership).

  The School has key partnerships with regional and state organizations, including the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Health, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, PreventionFirst, Cincinnati Public Schools, FC Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati Athletics and the BeWell initiative.

Our collective impact includes more than 400 partnership sites for field experiences and applied research and our students contribute more than 156,000 hours annually across these settings.

Our faculty are committed to high quality instruction and innovative practices, maintaining an impressive 4.4 mean course evaluation (on 5.0 scale) across 450 courses offered annually.

Strategic priorities include increasing external grant funding, increasing online offerings and enrollment, expanding continuing education opportunities and offerings, and pursuing additional program accreditation and a PhD proposal for Sport Administration.

  The School of Human Services is committed to increasing the diversity of the University community.

Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

The University of Cincinnati strives to provide a supportive environment for all its faculty.

For example, we have an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, and LGBTQ faculty association.

In addition, the University of Cincinnati has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

  Position and Responsibilities: The School of Human Services seeks a leader, who understands that “entrepreneurism” and “quality” are not mutually exclusive, and who will engage in the school’s mission to be an agent for positive change in the community.

The new School Director will be hired at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with the appointment starting August 15, 2020.

Candidates must hold a Doctorate in a human services related field, have prior administrative experience in an academic setting and have a strong record of scholarship commensurate with the rank of hire.

  Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a human services related field consistent with the programs within the School Have demonstrated leadership ability to direct a large and diverse academic unit Be able to effectively collaborate with the Dean, other School Directors, Program Coordinators, faculty, staff, and community leaders to advance the School, College, and University missions Demonstrate an ability to lead faculty, be entrepreneurial, grow academic programs (undergraduate/graduate), and promote online learning Be able to work effectively with community  partners Appreciate the importance of accreditation for diverse  disciplines, possess a working knowledge of accreditation processes, and have an orientation toward continuous improvement and advancing program quality Have the ability to promote scholarship and grant writing activity of faculty consistent with the research mission of the College and University Be able to effectively manage a large and complex budget and work in collaboration with the Dean and College business office to grow the School’s contribution to performance-based budgeting Have an understanding of the challenges related to the various disciplines in the School Have strong communication and interpersonal skills   Preferred Qualifications: Rank of Full Professor At least five years of administrative experience Outstanding scholarly achievements and research productivity as well as a record of external funding Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills, as evidenced by successful performance in personnel management, budget and fiscal management, program planning, management oversight and evaluation, and resources procurement, including grants.

  The College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Education (CECH) has nearly 5,000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and in 2018 received over $18 million in external funding.

 CECH is divided into four academic schools, Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology.

CECH is dedicated to making a difference in communities through outreach, academic programs, and community partnerships.

Students and faculty work side-by-side with teachers, athletic trainers, community wellness experts, intervention specialists, and law enforcement officials, because they value experiential learning as an important element of degree programs.

Current research is incorporated into every course to ensure graduates are prepared to address the most urgent challenges of society.

Further information about the University and the College is available at and  Salary is commensurate with hiring level (associate or full professor), qualifications, and experience.

  The City of Cincinnati and Surrounding Area The city of Cincinnati offers a range of multi-cultural activities and amenities in addition to attractive and affordable housing.

World famous travel guide Lonely Planet named Cincinnati one of the top three U.S.

travel destinations in 2012.

With a scenic location on the Ohio River, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region is easily accessible from several interstate highways and offers a rich and varied history, world-class events and award-winning attractions.

Life centers around the river, with its bridges and walkways, where Cincinnati has invested more than $2 billion in development and revitalization in its downtown/riverfront area.

Attractions include John Roebling’s Suspension Bridge, the free Cincinnati Art Museum, the Findlay Market and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where many slaves escaped to freedom in the 19th century.

  Application Process Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For best consideration, materials should be provided by February 15, 2020.

Interested persons must submit an online application for position, cover letter, vitae, and names of three references.

For more information you may also contact: Edward Latessa Ph.D., Chair of Search Committee 513.556.5836 or         FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment.

As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

  As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare.

Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

  The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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