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Job ID: 169746

Tennessee Technological University

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2021
Title Chairperson
University Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN, United States
Department Chemical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Chemical/Petroleum


The chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering provides leadership to the department in setting and achieving goals and objectives that fulfill the department’s mission and align with the strategic priorities of the College and University.

Job Responsibilities

Provides leadership to the department in setting and achieving realistic goals and objectives that fulfill the department’s mission and align with the strategic priorities of the College and University. Serves as an effective channel of communication between the Department and Dean of Engineering, and University administration. Manages the financial matters of the department and is responsible for the maintenance of the integrity of the academic programs. Manages department resources, administers faculty and staff evaluations, and is responsible for the general welfare of the department. Represents ChE faculty in meetings with college and university administration, and departmental advisory board. Promotes professional development of faculty, staff, and students. Maintains appropriate levels of teaching, graduate student advising, scholarly and research activities and participation in professional and public service activities. Maintains and builds strong relationships with industry and community stakeholders. Partners with development officers in fundraising and alumni engagement.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD from an accredited institution in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a closely related field. Teaching experience, scholarly or career accomplishments, and ability to create and build strong financial partnerships. Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with students, colleagues, staff and other on- and off-campus individuals. Ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated good character, professional ethics, maturity of attitude, experience in teamwork and strong familiarity with relevant aspects of an Engineering department.

Preferred Qualifications

Commitment to undergraduate student success, community engagement, and to fostering a collaborative culture. Ability to identify opportunities, establish priorities, and lead innovative strategic efforts critical to the success of the College’s academic programs. Administrative and management experience. Non-academic professional or industrial experience. Leadership experience. Relevant accreditation activity experience, professional society, and public service experience.

  • Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Benjamin Mohr
    Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, TN 38505


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