Department Chair of Criminal Justice Sciences (CJS)

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Title: Department Chair of Criminal Justice Sciences (CJS)

Employee Classification: Department Chairperson

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Applied Science and Technology

Department: Criminal Justice Sciences

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences (CJS) at Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The Department Chair is expected to provide effective leadership for the department and a vision for promoting excellence in research, teaching, service, and community engagement. The Chair is the chief administrative officer responsible for strategic planning, fiscal administration, enrollment management, personnel management curriculum development and review, advancement, and assessment. The Chair must have a strong commitment to the department’s mission, support the faculty in their work as teachers and scholars, and supervise the development and assessment of the undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Department of CJS is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcome to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field with a distinguished record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Department Chair is expected to develop and foster collaborative relationships with university and external constituents and must have strong communication skills and the demonstrated ability to manage the budget. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The position is a twelve-month, tenure track appointment. The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included. The preferred start date is July 1, 2022.

Additional Information

THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCIENCES The Department of Criminal Justice Sciences (www.criminaljustice.ilstu.edu  ) is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Sciences and Technology and has approximately 530 undergraduate majors and 30 Master’s students. We pride ourselves on individualized attention to our students, face-to-face instruction, and small class sizes. The Department is comprised of 16 full-time tenure track faculty and several non-tenure track faculty, as well as a Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and Student Services, a Graduate Coordinator, an Academic Advisor, an Internship Coordinator, and a civil-service Support Staff member.

THE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The College of Applied Science and Technology is home to 4,054 undergraduate students, 435 graduate students and 127 full-time faculty. The College of Applied Science and Technology includes the Departments of Agriculture, Criminal Justice Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Military Science, and Technology, and the Schools of Information Technology, and Kinesiology and Recreation (http://cast.illinoisstate.edu/  ).

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our six colleges offer 174 undergraduate majors, 76 minors, 97 master’s programs, 17 doctoral degrees, and 40 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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, the Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, its citizens’ level of educational attainment, its parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime rate. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic, and commute time. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at https://www.visitbn.org/  for more information.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field

2. Distinguished record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor

3. Strong communication skills and the demonstrated ability to manage the budget

4.. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Proposed Starting Date

07/01/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Applicant Documents

Letter of application, vita, statement of administrative philosophy, and names of three references (with phone numbers and email addresses)

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Initial review of applications will begin on October 7th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting number 512160 at www.jobs.IllinoisState.edu and attach a letter of application, vita, statement of administrative philosophy, and names of three references (with phone numbers and email addresses) by October 7th, 2021.

Contact Information for Applicants

Department Contact
Jenny Altieri
Jjdoutt@ilstu.edu  

Human Resources
Clay Gruenwald
Cmgruen1@ilstu.edu

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.