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Department Chair for School of Business

Eastern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Deans
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The School of Business at Eastern Illinois University is extending its search for a new 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

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 applications will be accepted until April 15, 2022.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University (EIU) places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 8,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on and off campus sites. EIU offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities.

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, 125-year tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives.

EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas -- Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. 

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


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