Chair, Department of Engineering Technology

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: Eleven-month position starting January 2, 2019. Department chairpersons serve four-year terms that are renewable by the Dean/Provost.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruiting, supervising, and evaluating faculty and support staff, long- and short-range planning, managing departmental budgets and resource allocation; supporting faculty development; pursuing accreditation; promoting excellence in teaching; coordinating efforts to recruit and retain undergraduate and graduate students; maintaining strong alumni relations; promoting curriculum development for face-to-face and online classes; coordinating articulation agreements; communicating clearly and openly with the department; representing the department to the College and University; communicating expectations of the University administration to the department faculty and staff; coordinating Advisory Board meetings and providing outcome assessment reports; and performing other administrative duties.
Eligible for the appointment of Full Professor at Western Illinois University. Competitive salary. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution and possess a graduate degree related to Construction Management, Graphic Communication, Instruction Design and Technology, or Engineering Technology (manufacturing/engineering) or a closely related field; minimum rank of Professor; relevant professional work experience; excellent communication; leadership experience with resources and personnel in higher education; demonstrated record of distinguished teaching, research/scholarship, and service; experience in curriculum development and online education; student recruitment and retention, and faculty recruitment and development. Track record of being able to complete projects in a timely manner. Relevant experience in the program accreditation process.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in strategic planning and administration; receptivity to new ideas; fiscal and project management experience; ability to work with multiple constituencies; at least three years of relevant industry experience; experience in international education programs and degree articulation; a record of involvement in professional societies and in community relations; professional certification; experience with grant writing or other fundraising experience; vision and ability to bring the department to higher levels of achievement
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The Engineering Technology Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Graphic Communication, and Master of Science degrees in Engineering Technology Leadership and Instructional Design and Technology. The department currently has 12 full-time tenure-track faculty, three associate faculty, and 11 adjunct faculty. The Engineering Technology Department has an enduring reputation for excellent teaching, and for exemplary research and service. For more information about the University and the Engineering Technology Department, please visit the following website: http://www.wiu.edu/engrtech/. Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Application Instructions:
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
Note In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on August 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Roger Runquist at R-Runquist@wiu.edu.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu
Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: Engineering Technology
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: May 30, '18
Type: FT - Continuous

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