Job No: 512140
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Department Chair of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)
Employee Classification: Department Chairperson
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Applied Science and Technology
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
Campus Location: Normal, IL
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.
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
FCS is one of six Departments and two Schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology (www.cast.illinoisstate.edu). The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers five undergraduate programs as well as an accelerated master’s program (combined bachelor’s and master’s). The Department also offers a M.S./M.A. program in Family Consumer Sciences, as well as a M.S. in Nutrition. The FCS Department houses four accredited programs including: undergraduate Interior Design (CIDA), undergraduate Teacher Education program (NCATE), undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (ACEND), and a graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND). The Human Development and Family Science program is also an approved Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Program by the National Council on Family Relations. The ISU Child Care Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Department has approximately 513 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, 24 full-time and 4 part-time faculty, 2 full-time academic advisors, 3 civil service personnel, and 4 administrative professionals at an affiliated Child Care Center. For more information see https://fcs.illinoisstate.edu/.
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 132,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at https://www.visitbn.org/ for more information.
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.
Proposed Starting Date
Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Required Applicant Documents
Cover letter, vita, statement of administrative philosophy, and names of three references (with phone numbers and email addresses)
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Special Instructions for Applicants
Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting 512140 at www.Jobs.IllinoisState.edu and attach a cover letter, vita, statement of administrative philosophy, and names of three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) by October 8, 2021. Initial review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Information for Applicants
Search Committee Chair
Dr. Skip Williams
Important Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Application Opened: 09/07/2021 03:20 PM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled