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Department Chair

Position Deleted on 12/04/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Speed School of Engineering
Louisville, KY
Faculty - Engineering - Chemical
Full Time
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Position Description
Applications and nominations are solicited for the position of Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Louisville. The university is seeking an energetic academic leader with a strategic vision, outstanding academic credentials, and successful administrative experience. Candidates are expected to have earned a doctorate in chemical engineering or a closely related field; a strong record of research; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and strong leadership, communication and administrative skills. The preferred candidate should be tenurable at the rank of a full professor.

The ChE Department has 162 undergraduate students, 28 master's students, 22 doctoral students, 9 faculty, $1M in annual research expenditures, and a number of exemplary research facilities, including one of the largest new micro/nano cleanrooms in the nation and the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research.

Louisville is the 16th largest metropolitan city in the US. Its low cost of living combined with its unique amenities and quality of life have recently earned Louisville the recognition as the nation's most liveable city in America.

Applicants must apply online at and attach a current curriculum vitae, an application letter outlining their qualifications for the position and vision for growing the research and educational mission of the department, and the names of at least three references with full contact information. Nominations should be forwarded to Prof. William Biles,, chair of the search committee. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 3, 2012. Search will continue until the position is filled. Additional information concerning the department and position is available at Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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