Professor and Department Head
Job no: 515087
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Chemical Engineering
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Engineering, Instructional / Teaching Faculty
The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Department Head.
The department (http://www.che.vt.edu) is home to 17.5 full-time faculty members, including several early career awardees, holders of endowed and named professorships as well as approximately 62 graduate students and 315 undergraduate students. The department benefits from excellent facilities with most of the department located in recently constructed Goodwin Hall. We have an enthusiastic faculty including a number of recent new hires. Disciplinary areas of specialization include biomedical engineering, polymer science and engineering, colloids and interfaces, process design and systems engineering, catalysis and surface science, supercritical fluids, and membranes and advanced separations.
In addition, ChE is affiliated with three Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs at Virginia Tech - Computational Tissue Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine. Members of the faculty participate in the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, the Macromolecules Innovation Institute, the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, and the Faculty of Health Sciences. The undergraduate program is nationally known for its capstone design course. The current annual departmental research expenditures exceed $3.8 M.
The applicant must have a distinguished record of scholarly publications, funded research, effective teaching, and professional and university service. The ideal candidate should have a proven record of outstanding administrative ability and academic leadership experience and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in an academic environment. In support of the strategic initiatives of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, the ChE Department seeks a dynamic leader committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Department Head is expected to provide effective departmental representation across the University, as well as foster strong relationships with industry representatives, development/advancement, government sponsors, alumni, and the ChE Advisory Board.
PhD degree in chemical engineering or closely related field. Professional qualifications and experience consistent with the requirements for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure.
The ideal candidate should have a proven record of outstanding administrative ability and academic leadership experience and a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity in an academic environment. In support of the strategic initiatives of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, the CHE Department seeks a dynamic leader committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
Application will require a CV, Cover Letter, Reference List, and a Diversity Statement, summarizing applicant's vision for the department and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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