Department Chair of Family and Consumer Sciences
Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). The Department seeks a dynamic Chairperson with administrative experience and a strong record of academic achievement to lead thriving undergraduate and graduate programs, which include: Fashion Design & Merchandising; Food, Nutrition & Dietetics; Human Development & Family Science; Interior Design; and Teacher Education. The Chairperson is responsible for setting vision and developing strategic initiatives as well as fiscal management, departmental accreditations, curriculum development and review, personnel recruitment, advancement, assessment, and oversight of the teaching and research laboratories. The Chairperson shall encourage high quality teaching, research, and service, and advocate for the resources needed to sustain the Department’s mission and vision. The Chairperson shall develop partnerships within and outside the university, as well as promote the Department’s programs to alumni, businesses, government agencies, and other educational institutions. The preferred start date for this position is July 1, 2022.
ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and the greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The position is a twelve-month tenure track appointment. The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A competitive comprehensive benefits package is included.
1. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in an area appropriate to FCS, with academic achievement that merits appointment with tenure at the rank of associate or full professor.
2. Applicants must have the ability to work collegially and effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrative colleagues, alumni, and professional communities served by the unit.
3. Applicants should have successful experiences in accreditation, teaching, administration, graduate education, a record of significant accomplishments in research, and demonstrated experience in grant, contract, or project activities.
4. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.
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