Open Positions

Chair, Department of English

The Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications and nominations for the administrative appointment of department chair at the rank of professor with tenure.

The ideal candidate will possess the vision and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a large department representing a diverse range of degree programs, interest groups, and stakeholders; work to integrate the department further and foster interdisciplinary relationships; encourage excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; represent the interests of students, alumni, staff, non-tenure-eligible faculty, and other faculty ranks; promote diversity and inclusion among all members of the department and its constituents; facilitate faculty efforts to attract extramural grant and contract funding; manage departmental budgets and personnel; and build relationships with potential donors and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will also advance the department’s national and international reputation.

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa.  For more information and to apply, please visit, Posting #700192 or  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 26, 2017.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA 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.