The Department of Statistics in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair at the rank of professor with tenure.
Primary responsibilities of the department chair are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff, and students; to promote diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff; to promote productive relationships with all constituents including students, alumni, and industry and government agencies; to foster productive interdisciplinary relationships with a variety of entities across the university community; to facilitate faculty efforts to attract extramural grant and contract funding; to manage departmental budgets and personnel; and to build relationships with potential donors and stakeholders. In addition, the successful applicant may also have the opportunity to maintain their own program of scholarship through teaching or research in a manner that is consistent with a primary administrative appointment.
The successful candidate will possess the supervisory and leadership skills needed to lead and advance a diverse community of accomplished teachers and scholars; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Required Education and Experience:
PhD in in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a closely related field.
Credentials appropriate for the rank of full professor including scholarly contributions to the field that have earned national recognition.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Demonstrated record of administrative and leadership skills necessary to work effectively with faculty representing a diverse range of interests, undergraduate and graduate students, departmental staff, Iowa State University administrators, and external donors.
A vision for the growth and development of the department, including the department's role in interacting with other units at the university.
Demonstrated success in attracting extramural funding.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in all areas of responsibility (research, teaching, service) in prior academic appointments.
Demonstrated commitment to creating and promoting a climate of diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff
Final administrative appointment could be B-base (9 months) with summer salary negotiated or A-base (12 months). Administrative appointment term will be for five years.
Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2019, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.