Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Posted 12/9/2020

Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences (BIOS) ( 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 Priority review deadline is January 31, 2021.  

Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution.

Last Updated 12/09/2020