Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences (BIOS) (https://www.niu.edu/clas/biology/index.shtml). This is a 12-month tenured position with rank of associate or full professor to begin July 1, 2021.
We seek a Chair that is a strong communicator and will provide strategic, academic, and administrative leadership to distinguish the department in its research, teaching and service missions. Candidates must have a PhD in the Biological Sciences, a history of excellence in teaching and research, relevant leadership, management and administrative experience, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applications must include a (1) letter of interest, outlining the candidate’s leadership and management experience, motivation, and qualifications for the position (2-3 pages); (2) a vision statement including research, teaching and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (3 pages maximum); and (3) a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three professional references. For details and application information, go to http://employment.niu.edu/postings/54555. Priority review deadline is January 31, 2021.
Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution.