The Tippie College of Business seeks a visionary leader to Chair the Economics Department beginning August 16, 2017. This position offers an exciting opportunity to make major contributions to the study of economics and to provide strategic leadership aimed at growing and repositioning the department. This opportunity will be supported by adequate resources from the department and the college.
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a small Midwestern college town with modest housing costs, an excellent public school system, excellent healthcare with a world-class teaching hospital, and superior venues for the performing arts. The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids corridor has a combined population of 445,000 residents, with a modern airport with connections to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, and Detroit.
The Department of Economics at the University of Iowa is administratively housed in the vibrant Tippie College of Business and offers degrees in both the College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The department plays a leading role in the robust teaching and research environment of the University of Iowa as exemplified by its history of cutting-edge research dating back to the 1920's. For example, the Iowa Electronic Market (IEM), a real-money futures market pioneered by three economics faculty members, spawned modern prediction markets research. The department currently consists of 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty who engage in teaching, research and service. In addition 5 lecturers and 6 adjuncts support the instructional and service missions of the department. The department is poised for significant growth to support relevant research, undergraduate programs in business and liberal arts, MBA programs, and a nationally ranked PhD program.
The Chair (Department Executive Officer) reports directly to the Dean of the College. The Chair is a tenured full professor charged with providing strategic and operational leadership that promotes excellence in the faculty missions of research, education and service. This charge includes working with faculty to develop the department's vision and execute the department's strategic plan. The chair is also charged with providing leadership in the areas of faculty recruitment, development and retention, mentoring of junior faculty, overall quality improvement and budget management.
The Chair works collaboratively with the Dean, Senior Associate Dean, faculty, program directors, and staff to advance education, scholarship, and service in a culture that promotes participation, collegiality, professionalism, and excellence. The Chair assures delivery of effective curriculum, promotes research, and oversees service in a manner that meets program goals and supports the vision, mission and strategic plan of the department, college and university. The Chair also serves as an important communication link between the department and other units of the college and university.
A Ph.D. in economics or a related field is required. A Ph.D. in economics or a related field is required. The successful candidate will:
- Possess a productive scholarly record of national and international prominence, and will:
- Possess an outstanding record in the three areas - research, education and service - that are cornerstones of the university and college missions;
- Possess the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents, including students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and the State;
- Be committed to supporting and enhancing diversity among students, faculty and staff;
- Demonstrate successful leadership in research, education and service;
- Recruit, develop, and retain outstanding faculty; support and promote excellence in faculty research and educational endeavors, encourage and guide mentorship of junior faculty;
- Work collaboratively and effectively with multiple stakeholders to develop the department's vision, execute the department's strategic plan and integrate the department's vision, plan and goals with those of the College and the University.
- Promote the department by engaging alumni and donors to enhance departmental resources.
To apply, please log on to our website, http://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty/ and reference Requisition #69902 for Chair of Department of Economics . You will be asked to upload a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, representative research output, summary of teaching evaluations (if available); and the names for at least three letters of recommendation. A criminal background check will be required for employment in the position.
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