Chair of School of Technology, Eastern Illinois University

Website Eastern Illinois University

The School of Technology at Eastern Illinois University seeks a Chair.  This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Dean of Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, and has primary responsibility for the coordination, supervision, administration, and leadership of the School.  Strategic planning and implementation, progress toward several individual program accreditations, external relations with industry partners and advisory boards, and continued enrollment growth, are high priorities.  The School of Technology offers undergraduate programs in Computer & Information Technology, Construction Management, Digital Media Technology, Engineering Technology (emphasis in manufacturing/industrial), and Organizational Development (online), and graduate degrees in Cybersecurity (F2F and online), Talent Development (online), and Technology (F2F and online).


The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • A terminal degree in one of the discipline areas offered by the School of Technology
  • Evidence of at least three years of successful academic leadership at a program, department and/or school level
  • Experience with and commitment to discipline-specific accreditation
  • A commitment to advancing the mission of the School through fundraising and expanded external relationships with industry partners and alumni
  • An appreciation for the value of all team members within the School of Technology and of working collaboratively within Lumpkin College and EIU
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to collegially lead faculty and staff
  • A student-centered perspective
  • A commitment to fostering diversity among faculty and students and experience with promoting inclusive excellence are required


Starting Date:  July 1, 2022


Applications: Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of application indicating how the candidate’s background and credentials meet the position’s responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) list of names, addresses, phone number, and email for five (5) professional references; and 4) a copy of final transcripts for all degrees completed. Official transcripts for the terminal degree must be submitted upon hire. Applications can be submitted using Interfolio at Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Melody Wollan, Search Committee Chair, at


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled. Priority will be given to applications received by November 8, 2021.


The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University (EIU) places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Approximately 8,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Non-traditional and part-time students are enrolled in programs at both on and off campus sites. EIU offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities.


Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, 125-year tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives.


EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.


Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, Illinois – a comfortable and safe east central town within a two-to three-hour drive of three major metropolitan areas — Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.



Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

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