Michigan Technological University
Professor and Chair
Michigan Technological University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry beginning fall 2013. We seek an individual with the vision and skills to elevate the department's research prominence, further our strong tradition of educational excellence, and expand our graduate programs. The chair will maintain a dynamic research program compatible with existing university strengths; foster collaborations with other departments, centers and institutes; and advance the department's position as a key player in the university research community. The successful candidate will have qualifications commensurate with appointment to the rank of Full Professor in Chemistry.
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest with the following documents: curriculum vitae; statements of research, teaching, and administrative philosophies; and names of 4 references to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin October 8th, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Additional information: http://mtu.edu/chemistry. Please contact Paul Charlesworth ((906) 487-2702, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about this position.
The Department of Chemistry consists of l6 full-time faculty members, 10 full-time staff, and a variable number of other research and instructional personnel. The department offers 4 undergraduate degrees, a 5-year BS-MS, and the PhD in chemistry. Department faculty also advise students in several non-departmental PhD programs in biochemistry, environmental engineering, and atmospheric sciences. We currently enroll approximately 100 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students, most of whom are PhD candidates. The department occupies 46,000 sq. ft in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering building in the center of campus.
Michigan Tech is a publicly funded university, with a science/technology focus, located in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. The university is composed of the College of Sciences and Arts, College of Engineering, and the Schools of Business and Economics, Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Technology. Currently 485 faculty are engaged in over 30 academic programs with more than 5700 residential undergraduate students and a growing population of graduate students, currently numbering 1300.
Research expenditures in the chemistry department have increased steadily and reached nearly $1.5M in FY11, including federal, state, and private support. The university boasts 22 active research centers and institutes (http://goo.gl/Yi3SX), which provide interdisciplinary opportunities and resources for faculty and staff.
Michigan Tech, established in 1885, is one of the state's four public research universities. It is ranked in the top tier of national universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges 2012." Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges" recently ranked the university a "tech powerhouse." The university is rated as one of the safest college campuses in the United States. Twenty-five percent of incoming students ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class and a recent national survey of high school guidance counselors conducted by Collegiate Information Services lists Michigan Tech as one of top three colleges and universities in Michigan in providing the highest quality education.
Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior. Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America and the local community provides excellent resources conducive to quality family life. This area is known for natural beauty, pleasant summers, abundant snowfall, and numerous all-season outdoor activities. The University maintains its own downhill and cross-country ski facilities adjacent to campus and a nearby golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.
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Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.