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Department Head- Chemical Engineering (Job F#275)
Tuskegee University

Date Posted May 6, 2022
Title Department Head- Chemical Engineering (Job F#275)
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Chemical/Petroleum

Department Head- Chemical Engineering (Job F#275)

Posting Date:      May 05, 2022                                                                          Posting End Date: August 05, 2022

Position Title:  Department Head/Faculty                                                                 Department:  Chemical Engineering

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s  commitment to Tuskegee University becoming "One Tuskegee" the ideal Department Head/Faculty  will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

Candidates  for  the  Head  of  the  Chemical  Engineering  Department  must  have  earned  a  PhD  in  Chemical Engineering  or  a  closely  related  engineering  discipline,  have  academic  experience  in  teaching,  research, mentoring and successfully  graduating students at undergraduate and graduate levels, and a record of research excellence  in  the  broad  areas  engineering.  Strong  experience  with  ABET  accreditation   is  also  required. Applicants  must  also  be  eligible  for  the  rank  of  tenured  full  professor.  Research   excellence  should  be demonstrated through a combination of scholarly publications, extramural funding, and recognition through professional activities. The successful  applicant  will be expected to provide strong leadership and a vision for continuing  to develop  a prominent  department,  including an expansion  of the department’s  interdisciplinary research activities, and growth in student enrollments.

Required Qualifications:

Earned PhD in Chemical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline Academic experience in an ABET accredited Chemical Engineering program with strong records of teaching and research A strong record of professional and scholarly achievement eligible for the rank of tenured full professor in the department

Primary Qualifications of the Department Head are, but not Limited to,:

Leadership in the department’s teaching, research, service, and accreditation activities.
The Department Head must have a keen understanding of scholarship and the ability to articulate and promote scholarly excellence, pmiicularly extramural funding. The Department Head should foster a positive, collegial climate and participatory decision-making process within the department that promote excellence in the department’s programs.
Administrative responsibility for the department’s organizational performance.  The Department Head is responsible for fiscal planning and oversight of the department’s budgets and resources, and for management of process and procedures relating to human resources including recruitment, career development, and performance evaluations, as well as retention of faculty, staff, and graduate students.Promote  the department within and outside the University. The Department Head  is expected to establish effective  liaisons  with other departments, college and university  administration, funding agencies,  and alumni.  The ultimate  goals are to increase  the public and professional recognition for the department, and to attract  resources  that strengthen  and broaden the department’s research, teaching, and service missions.

Desired Qualifications:

Priority will be given to candidates who have:

Demonstrated capacity  to provide strong  leadership  to support  and promote  excellence in teaching  and research. Experience in obtaining research  funding from various funding sources. Appreciation for diverse  research  and outreach  programs  and the synergy  of these efforts. Understanding and appreciation for teaching. Proficiency for program  administration and evaluation, curriculum  improvement, fiscal management and development, and collaboration with stakeholders. Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to create and enhance  relationships with other programs and units at the university. Commitment to cultural  diversity  and community. Experience with recruiting  and mentoring  faculty members  and graduate students.

Commensurate with education, training and experience.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) letters of recommendation (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts and (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

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