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Chairperson, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders - College of Arts and Sciences

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Job No: 512280
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Chairperson, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders - College of Arts and Sciences

Employee Classification: Department Chairperson

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invites applications for a Chair position. The Chairperson will provide academic and administrative leadership, manage and secure resources for the Department and the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic, promote innovative teaching and research, and foster an atmosphere that supports our mission.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and 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 to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related field, a substantial record of teaching and research, and demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills. Prior clinical experience would be an asset. The Chair must be a tenured associate or full professor. Applicants also must have demonstrated administrative competencies and interpersonal skills necessary to provide innovative leadership to a productive, well-functioning department. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to shared academic governance and to diversity, broadly defined. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. This position is security sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s satisfactory clearance of a criminal background investigation.

Additional Information

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: The Department is a vibrant, dynamic, and energetic group of faculty, staff, and students. We are academically diverse and passionate about meeting the needs of our students. We have built a strong reputation for scholarly work in the fields of communication sciences and disorders, while maintaining a commitment to teaching, collegiality, and service. Our department values and practices intra- and interdisciplinary collaboration in research, teaching, and outreach. Over the past decade, we have undergone consistent growth and diversification. Today we have approximately 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, 8 full-time faculty members, 13 full-time clinical educators, one full-time non-tenure track faculty member, and five administrative personnel. The Department is home to the Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic (https://isuspeechandhearing.com/) that serves a large population from the surrounding communities. For more information about our academic program visit: (http://csd.illinoisstate.edu/).

Salary, Rank and Tenure: Rank is at the Associate Professor or Professor level. This is a twelve-month position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Illinois State University: Illinois State University (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large- university opportunities. Founded in 1857, ISU is the oldest public university in Illinois with an enrollment of approximately 20,500 students in its six colleges. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is housed with the College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.cas.ilstu.edu) which is home to 19 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. Please visit the University’s points of pride at https://illinoisstate.edu/points-of-pride/. Illinois State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings of America’s best public national universities based on academic quality and excellence. The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Edvocate have consistently named Illinois State University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For”. Washington Monthly ranked the University No. 62 out of all national universities for the institution's contribution to the public good through social mobility, research, and public services.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Rivian Motors, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance Corporate Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine ranked Bloomington-Normal the 66th best small place for businesses and careers and 13th best for education (https://www.forbes.com/places/il/bloomington/) Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. For more information on our community, please visit http://www.visitbn.org/.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. or equivalent in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related field.
2. A substantial record of teaching and research, and demonstrate leadership, management, and communication skills.
3. The Chair must be a tenured associate or full professor.
4. Applicants also must have demonstrated administrative competencies and interpersonal skills necessary to provide innovative leadership to a productive, well-functioning department.
5. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to shared academic governance and to diversity, broadly defined.
6. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Proposed Starting Date

8/16/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Pay is commensurate with qualification and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package.

Required Applicant Documents

1) Letter of Application
2) Statement of Vision and Leadership Style
3) Curriculum Vita
4) Names and Contact Details of Three Professional References.

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

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit an initial online faculty application referring to posting number 512280. To do this, visit (www.jobs.ilstu.edu) where you must submit a complete application packet by uploading the requisite documents, which include: 1) letter of application; 2) statement of vision and leadership style; 3) curriculum vita; and 4) the names and contact details of three professional references. Your file will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until all required items are uploaded.

Contact Information for Applicants

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, at [email protected]

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: 10/04/2021 01:35 PM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled


Organization

About

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Serving more than 20,000 students, our six colleges offer 178 undergraduate majors, 77 minors, 102 master’s programs, 18 doctoral degrees, and 42 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Illinois State University is committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our mission.

Vision

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens

Mission

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

Values

Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.

Diversity

Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.

Integrity

Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and anti-harassment. Illinois State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or status as a veteran in employment, educational programs and activities, or admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed by contacting the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access by email at [email protected], by calling (309) 438-3383, or by mail at Illinois State University, Campus Box 1280, Normal, IL 61790.

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Telephone
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Location
Campus Box 1300
Illinois State University
Normal
Illinois
61790
United States
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