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Graduate School Director

Illinois State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Illinois State University invites applications for Graduate School Director to begin January 1, 2022.  The Director serves as an advocate for graduate education by enacting policies and programs designed to foster and to support graduate students, graduate faculty, and graduate programs. The Director plays a vital role in advancing the graduate programs as they relate to the strategic aims of the University, as well as providing leadership to the Graduate School. In addition, the Director represents the Graduate School across the University and at regional and national meetings.

The Graduate School offers master’s, doctoral, specialist, graduate, and post-graduate certificate programs, enhancing Illinois State’s strong graduate student experience.  Currently over 700 graduate faculty serve over 2,500 students in these diverse disciplines on our campus and beyond.

The successful candidate will demonstrate their understanding of and ability to lead within a culture of shared governance, ability to work collaboratively, and commitment to providing a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Additionally, the successful candidate will commit to advocating for graduate education and advancing the Graduate School to ever higher levels of prestige.

Required Qualifications

  1. Terminal degree
  2. Tenure or eligible for tenure in an Illinois State University department/school as associate professor or professor
  3. An established record of scholarship or creative expression with a national or international reputation
  4. Experience in graduate program administration at the department, school, or university level
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies across campus, including graduate students, graduate faculty and program coordinators, administrative support offices, and upper administration

Desired Qualifications

  1. Earned doctoral degree
  2. Experience leading a strategic planning process and successful implementation of the resulting plan
  3. Experience recruiting and working with international graduate students as well as a diversity of domestic students

Application Process:

To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (including the names and contact information for at least three professional references) and letter of application must be submitted online at no later than October 24, 2021. 

Illinois State University:

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 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.

Bloomington-Normal Community:

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, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Rivian, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. 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. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at and Bloomington-Normal Advantage as for more information.

  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, by calling (309) 438-3383, or by mail at Illinois State University, Campus Box 1280, Normal, IL 61790.

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