Jan. 11, 2010

Faculty athletics representative sought

A committee chaired by library dean Olivia Madison is accepting applications for a faculty member to serve as Iowa State's faculty athletics representative, effective July 1. Current faculty athletics representative Paula Morrow is stepping down June 30 after six years in the position.

Each NCAA-member institution must appoint a faculty athletics representative to represent the university at NCAA and Big 12 Conference meetings, and to advise the university president on athletic matters. The representative must be a full-time tenured faculty member with "demonstrated credibility in the academic community." Applicants must have the consent of their department chairs and deans.

President Gregory Geoffroy appoints the representative. A typical term of service is one year with renewals, based on performance and mutual agreement, for up to five years. The person selected will receive financial support from the president's office for 50 percent of his or her position plus all expenses related to the position.

A complete description of the position and application process is available on the Employment Opportunities web site (faculty tab).

Send applications by Feb. 10 to ensure consideration. The committee also seeks nominations. Send to: FAR Search Committee, c/o Office of the President, 1750 Beardshear Hall, or by e-mail to omadison@iastate.edu.