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Job ID: 145493

Department Chair
West Virginia University

Date Posted Aug. 13, 2020
Title Department Chair
University West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, United States
Department Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Chemical/Petroleum
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

West Virginia University
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair for the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. We desire an energetic and ambitious leader to lead the department into a new era and help achieve greater national and international recognition. The vision of the Statler College is to be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research and outreach; the CBE Department plays a key role in meeting this vision. The department is developing a strategic vision for the next decade, and the new chair is to play a vital role in establishing the future direction of the department to increase its reputation and national recognition through appropriate rankings.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field. Additionally, applicants must have a nationally and internationally recognized reputation in research, a proven record of teaching, expertise with student recruiting and retention, service, and active commitments to transparent leadership, team-building, and institutional growth. The successful candidate should possess academic credentials or professional qualifications that merit appointment as a tenured Professor in the department. Lastly, the qualified applicant must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please visit (15202). Please submit a single document containing a cover letter detailing professional experience, a statement describing the vision for the department, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and will continue until the appointment is made.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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