The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks a department chair who will support the faculty and staff to maintain and improve our undergraduate teaching and research programs. The ideal candidate will possess leadership skills to guide nine full-time faculty and two staff to provide service classes to 600 undergraduates, 40 chemistry and biochemistry majors, and to support our pre-pharmacy program.
Typical Duties/Job Duties
The chair, in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for supervising activities of the department, scheduling classes, assisting in faculty evaluations, preparing budget requests, managing budgets, initiating appointment recommendations, developing the curriculum, recruiting new students, applying policy, managing departmentally funded scholarships and research grants, supervising assessment activities, and enhancing the department’s academic and professional reputation.
Chairs are on nine-month faculty contracts with a six hour teaching load in each of the long semesters. This is a half-time load reduction for administrative duties. Chairs are compensated for administrative work during the summer and have the option of teaching in the summer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful applicant will be skilled in bringing together differing opinions, committed to open and active communication with colleagues, possess strong organizational skills, have a welcoming and inclusive approach to students, and understand that one of his or her primary duties will be to aid the faculty in obtaining the resources needed to excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom. Experience supervising student and faculty research and grant writing is desirable.
- Earned doctorate from an accredited university in the field of chemistry or a closely related field. The specific specialization area within chemistry is open.
- Scholarly credentials and a publication record that would qualify him or her for a tenured position at associate or full professor.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong organizational skills. Strong advocacy for chemistry faculty, staff, and students is expected.
- The ability to collaborate with faculty and administration also is expected.
Knowledge and experience with curriculum development, assessment documentation at the undergraduate level, and familiarity with SACS, ACS, or other accreditation agencies is desirable.
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Desired Start Date 08/27/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a description of proposed research. The research statement should be uploaded under “other”. A minimum of three letters of reference may be uploaded or emailed to Dr. David Carter, Chair of the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.