Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences (HSC). The chairperson is responsible for the administration and leadership of the department’s programs including: fiscal management and advancement; long-range planning; curriculum review and development; personnel recruitment, development and evaluation; 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. The chairperson shall develop partnerships within and outside the university as well as promote the department’s programs to alumni, corporate partners, government agencies, and other educational institutions.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree with academic achievement that merits appointment with tenure in one of the five programs of study within the department. Applicants must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, administrative colleagues, alumni, and professional communities served by the unit. Applicants must have successful experiences in teaching and administration; a record of significant accomplishments in research; and demonstrated experience in grant, contract, and project activities. The prospective chairperson must demonstrate the ability and willingness to provide vision and leadership for a diverse department. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The position is a twelve-month tenure-track appointment. The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
Illinois State University and the College of Applied Science and Technology: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 20,700 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Currently, the University offers 72 undergraduate programs, 42 master’s programs, 10 doctoral programs, a Specialist in School Psychology, and 8... graduate level certificates. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. For three consecutive years, Illinois State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) (http://www.cast.illinoisstate.edu) enrolls more than 4,600 students and includes Agriculture, Criminal Justice Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Kinesiology and Recreation, Military Science, and Technology.