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Chair - Department of Social Sciences
Illinois Institute of Technology
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January 17, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
- Experienced
Academic/Faculty, Computer/Information Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences
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Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approac...h to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.

The Department of Social Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) announces a search for a dynamic, creative Chair with demonstrated interdisciplinary interests who would enjoy the quality of life afforded by working in a small private university in the heart of Chicago. The successful candidate will lead the department through a period of significant growth as a vital part of the newly formed Lewis College of Human Sciences at IIT. In anticipation of growth in undergraduate enrollment, the department has added new, policy-oriented undergraduate degrees as part of a college-wide initiative. Currently, the department is comprised primarily of policy, political science, and sociology faculty with a wide range of expertise, and it is looking for a scholar with an expansive appreciation of the social sciences. Preference is for candidates who can demonstrably and significantly strengthen our identity and degree programs.

IIT is a private, Carnegie I Doctoral/Research institution.  The department is located on the University’s 120-acre Main Campus in the vibrant city of Chicago.  IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of a world-class city with a small, yet growing, undergraduate population of approximately 2800 and a total student population of approximately 7500.

Applicants should send one example of scholarly work and a single, electronic pdf document consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of leadership philosophy, and a list of at least five references and their contact information to Chair, Search Committee, The review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Additional information about the department and University is available at For questions regarding this position and nominations of candidates, please contact Chair of the search committee Professor Keith J Bowman at  IIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.


We seek applicants with doctorates in the social sciences, or related fields, who are eligible for appointment as Full Professor with a strong track record of leadership and success in research and funding, undergraduate teaching, consensus-driven departmental/programmatic growth, and student and faculty recruitment.

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