The Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering (CBBE) Department Chair is the academic and administrative leader of the Department. The CBBE Chair reports to the dean of the College of Engineering and is a member of the College’s Leadership Team.
The CBBE department chair, working in collaboration with the CBBE faculty and staff, is responsible for the success, relevance, and continued progression of the Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering Department and the competitiveness of its graduates. Ensuring the vibrancy, operations, synergistic collaboration, and competitiveness of the department; and engaging CBBE’s constituents in strategic actions for the academic unit, are important responsibilities of the CBBE Chair. The CBBE Department chair is also responsible for budget development, management and allocation; the assessment and accreditation of CBBE programs, and ensuring the relevance and execution of the instruction and research of the department. The CBBE Chair is also charged with promoting the Department through alumni, donor, and corporate engagement and ensuring the competitiveness of its graduates.
Qualifications include PhD or equivalent terminal degree. Applicant must have a minimum of six years of demonstrated excellence in teaching and creative/research activities consistent with eligibility for appointment at the rank of professor and some administrative experience relevant to the position. We are looking for a service-oriented individual with excellent people skills and the ability to motivate faculty and staff toward shared goals.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
We are looking for a leader who thrives in dynamic environment that depends on the engagement and efforts of multiple constituencies. The right individual for this leadership role should have excellent people skills and collaborate well with colleagues, with the ability to motivate faculty, staff, and students toward shared goals. Candidates should also be committed to advancing the academic and professional success of historically underrepresented populations in chemical, biological and bio- engineering. The next CBBE Chair should have a solid research portfolio in one of the disciplines associated with the department; be forward thinking, collaborative and results driven; and have relevant experiences in building win-win partnerships.