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POSITION: Chair, School of Technology
DEPARTMENT: School of Technology
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of application files will begin January 15, 2013.


The Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for Chair, School of Technology, a twelve-month position beginning July 1, 2013.  Located in Charleston, in central Illinois, Eastern Illinois University enrolls 10,500 traditional and non-traditional baccalaureate and masterís students and is engaged in a rigorous array of activities which integrate academics and personal student development.


Responsibilities:  The Chair is regarded as the chief administrative officer of the School who represents the faculty and staff of the unit and the administration and who is responsible for the execution of University policies which concern the School. The Chair reports to the Dean of the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, and has primary responsibility for the leadership and administration of programs. The undergraduate program areas within the School include, Applied Engineering and Technology; Career and Technical Education; and Organizational and Professional Development. The graduate programs include the M.S in Technology and an interdisciplinary M.S. in Sustainable Energy. The chair administers all instructional programs in the School of Technology, works with faculty and staff to develop curriculum and coordinate appropriate academic assessment activities, makes recommendations regarding all personnel matters including hiring and evaluation of faculty and staff, promotes faculty development and mentoring, administers all departmental budgets, and communicates and interacts with alumni, the advisory board, industrial and business communities, engages in philanthropic efforts, and facilitates actions which promote diversity.


Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a discipline represented by the School with a teaching, research and service record commensurate for tenure and the rank of full professor. Evidence of instructional excellence, scholarly achievement, administrative experience, and effective leadership is essential as are strong communication and interpersonal skills in a collaborative environment.


Application Instructions:  Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of application files will begin January 15, 2013. A complete application includes a letter of interest addressing the applicantís strengths relative to the qualifications and responsibilities cited above; a current vitae; a copy of academic transcripts; and names, addresses, and contact information from five professional references. Candidates invited to continue with the search will be required to provide official transcripts. Email application materials as MS Word or .PDF attachments to Dr. Jeanne Snyder, Chairperson of the School of Technology Chair Search Committee, c/o For more information, visit the School of Technology web page:, the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences web page: and the EIU home page: 

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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