Department Chair for School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Business at Eastern Illinois University seeks a Chair. This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean, Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, and has primary responsibility for the coordination, supervision, administration, and leadership of the School. Strategic planning and implementation of school goals and objectives, maintenance of AACSB accreditation, external relations with industry partners and advisory boards, and continued enrollment growth, are high priorities. The School of Business offers undergraduate programs in Accountancy, Business Administration (online), Business Analytics and Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Hospitality & Tourism, as well as a Master of Business Administration (F2F and online) degree.


The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A terminal degree with a record of teaching, research, and service appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment in the School of Business.
  • Evidence of at least three years of successful academic leadership at a program, department and/or school level
  • Experience with and commitment to AACSB accreditation
  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the School through fundraising and expanded external relationships with industry partners and alumni
  • An appreciation for the value of all team members within the School of Business and of working collaboratively within Lumpkin College and EIU
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to collegially lead faculty and staff
  • A student-centered perspective
  • A commitment to fostering diversity among faculty and students and experience with promoting inclusive excellence are required
Application Instructions

Applications: Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application indicating how the candidate’s background and credentials meet the position’s responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) list of names, addresses, phone number, and email for five (5) professional references; and 4) a copy of final transcripts for all degrees completed. Official transcripts for the terminal degree must be submitted upon hire. Applications can be submitted using Interfolio at 

Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Melody Wollan, Search Committee Chair, at

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 8, 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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