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Chair, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions - College of Health and Human Sciences (38631)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2022
Title Chair, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions - College of Health and Human Sciences (38631)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Schl of Intrdscplnry Hlth Prf
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Health Sciences - General
The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) at Northern Illinois University (NIU) seeks a Department Chair, the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions (SIHP), to build a collaborative and inclusive community. The Chair will be accountable directly to the dean of the college for all aspects of the operation of and planning for the school. The Chair is responsible, consistent with principles of shared governance, for developing and administering effective operating policies and practices for the school/consistent with college and university provisions; for making budget, curricular, and personnel recommendations (in accordance with applicable university, college, and school/department bylaws and policies). The Chair responsibilities include managing resources assigned to the school/department; defining the school’s scope, mission, and objectives within institutional guidelines and priorities, enrollment management strategies, and within the resources available; and assuring and, whenever possible, improving the school/department’s capacity to carry out its mission and accomplish its objectives with distinction.
Position Summary
The Chair is the spokesperson of the school in all official transactions with school members, as well as with other units of the university, and is responsible for the proper functioning of the school as an instructional, research/artistic, and public service unit.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Relevant terminal degree in an area related to the discipline(s) of the school, tenure, qualifications consistent with the rank of associate or full professor;
  • Mentorship and leadership experience;
  • Knowledge of discipline-related issues;
  • Accomplishments in teaching, research/scholarly activities, and service;
  • Evidence of skills related to the position such as, but not limited to, budget planning and decision-making, personnel supervision and management, curriculum and program development, and program accreditation and program outcomes evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of the ability to hold full professor status;
  • Experience with professional accreditation and credentialing processes;
  • Experience with interprofessional education;
  • Experience with student recruitment and retention.

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