Department Chair, Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

Chair, Department of English

The Department of English at Illinois State University invites applications for
the position of Chair of the Department with a starting date of July 1, 2008.

Applicants should have a terminal degree in a relevant field and a
distinguished record of scholarly research. Applicants also should have
demonstrated administrative competencies and the interpersonal skills necessary
to provide innovative leadership to foster an academic environment conducive to
quality education and scholarship. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment
to shared academic governance and to diversity, broadly defined.

The Department of English at Illinois State University offers integrated English Studies
programs at the doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate levels featuring an
internationally recognized faculty doing work in children’s literature,
creative writing, critical theory, comparative literature, English education,
English Studies pedagogies, language arts, linguistics, literary and cultural
studies, literary publishing, rhetoric and composition, technical
communication, technology in English studies, and TESOL. Further, the
Department has a strong mission to prepare teachers at the secondary level and
to assist in the preparation of teachers at the elementary level. The
department also houses a nationally recognized writing program, a publications
unit, and an internationally recognized doctoral program. We welcome
opportunities to diversify our faculty.

For information about the department, programs, and community see This is
a twelve-month position with a competitive salary. Initial review of
applications will begin January 7, 2008 and continue until the position is
filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a
statement of administrative philosophy, and have three letters of
recommendation sent to: Dr. Laura Vogel, Chair, English Department Chair
Search Committee, 4100 College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University,
Normal, IL 61790-4100. Questions may be directed to Dr. Laura Vogel at:

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university,
encouraging diversity.