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Position TitleProfessor and Chair of the Department of Statistics
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. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, 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.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
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.