Please see Special Instructions for more details.Three one-page statements on (1) teaching philosophy; (2) research interests or experience; and (3) the future direction of Chemical Engineering Research and Education. The final one-page statement (3) can be submitted under the required document "Optional Document 1"
|Position Title||Department Chair|
|Location||Main Campus (Houghton, MI)|
|Position Type||Academic & Executive Administrator|
|Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%)||1.0|
|Appointment Term||12 Month|
|Pay Type||Salary Basis|
|Salary or Hourly Rate||Negotiable Based on Experience & Qualifications|
|Position Duration Dependent on External Funding?||No|
|Title of Position Supervisor||Dean, College of Engineering|
Position Summary Information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
|Job Description Summary||
The Department Chair will lead the Chemical Engineering faculty in their mission of excellence in education, research and service. We seek an individual with the vision and experience to elevate the department’s prominence in chemical engineering research, further our strong tradition of educational excellence, and grow our M.S. and Ph.D. programs.
The Chair is the chief administrative officer of the department and is responsible for the department’s administration, hiring, promotion and budget as well as being the leader in continuously improving the culture of safety, inclusion, and excellence in teaching and research. The Chair serves as the primary liaison between the department and the rest of the University and external constituents, and is expected to foster collaborations both internal and external to the university that advance the department’s mission.
The Chemical Engineering Department consists of 15 full-time faculty members, 7 full-time staff, and a number of research personnel (post-docs, etc.). The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering and has strong research and educational programs in sustainability, process design, minerals processing, thermodynamics, physicochemical properties, polymer processing, rheology, carbon-polymer composites, biomaterials, bioprocessing, bioengineering, medical microdevices, and chemical process safety.
|Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)||
1. Serve as chief administrative officer of the department with responsibility for all aspects of the educational, research, and service activities within the department.
|Required Education (minimum requirements)||
• An earned Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, or a closely related field
|Required Experience (minimum requirements)||
• Demonstrated leadership experience in an academic, government or industrial setting
|Desirable Education and/or Experience||
• Experience in working with engineering programs at the university level
|Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)||
• Demonstrated leadership ability and management skills
|Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities||
• Application of safety principles and practices
|Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills|
|Work Environment and/or Physical Demands|
|Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment||
Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
Posting Detail Information
|Posting Type||Internal & External Posting|
|Internal Posting Date|
|External Posting Date||06/07/2016|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)||
Three one-page statements on (1) teaching philosophy; (2) research interests or experience; and (3) the future direction of Chemical Engineering Research and Education. The final one-page statement (3) can be submitted under the required document “Optional Document 1”
|Applicant Special Instructions|
|Provider Special Instructions|
|Confirmation Message To Provider|
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement / Philosophy
- Research Statement
- Reference List
- Optional Document 1