Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). The Department seeks a dynamic, collegial chair with accreditation experience to lead thriving undergraduate and graduate programs, which include: Apparel Merchandising & Design; Food, Nutrition & Dietetics; Human Development & Family Resources; Teacher Education; and Interior & Environmental Design. The chairperson is responsible for fiscal management, departmental accreditations, long-range planning, curriculum development and review, personnel recruitment, advancement, assessment, and oversight of the teaching and research laboratories. The chairperson will also be expected to grow an already vibrant study abroad program in order to enhance the Department's national and international reputation. The chairperson shall encourage high quality research, teaching, and service and advocate for the resources needed to sustain the Department's mission and vision. The chairperson shall develop partnerships within and outside the university, as well as promote the department's programs to alumni, businesses, government agencies, and other educational institutions.