Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA is seeking applicants for the position of Department Head in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Minimum qualifications must include a terminal degree in a discipline directly related to Chemistry or Physics. Credentials should be commensurate with a faculty appointment at the associate or full professor level. A proven record of excellence in research and teaching is expected, as are outstanding interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to equal opportunity and diversity. Preference will be given to individuals with experience cultivating beneficial relationships outside their department. Experience with accreditation and relevant professional societies, such as ACS, AIC, APS, AAS, and AIP, is desired. Details about the department can be found at https://www.southeastern.edu/acad_research/depts/chem_phy/
This twelve month position is primarily responsible for advancing the culture of academic excellence where distinction in teaching, research, scholarship, and service is expected and rewarded. As the link between the faculty and the central administration, the Head is expected to provide leadership for curriculum development, implementation, and the assessment of student learning. The Head is also responsible for managing all budgets related to the Department. The Head should be a driving force behind the development and enhancement of research programs, scholarly efforts, and strategic initiatives that further the Department and College strategic plans, such as the recruiting/retention of a diverse student population, developing partnerships with local industries, and integrated research.
The desired starting date is August 2018. The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The deadline for applications is January 19, 2018.
Interested individuals should apply through the University’s HR site: jobs.selu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58905 by submitting a letter of application, a current resume, three letters of reference, copies of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (official transcripts required upon employment), and statements of philosophy addressing (i) teaching, (ii) research/scholarship, and (iii) department leadership.
For inquiries, please contact Dr. Benjamin Wicker (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Department Head Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Physics, SLU 10878, Hammond, LA 70402.
Southeastern Louisiana University is a progressive regional, comprehensive university that enrolls approximately 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University’s home, Hammond, is at the crossroads of Interstates 55 and 12 in the heart of Louisiana’s thriving Northshore. It is centrally located within an hour’s drive of New Orleans, Baton Rouge (the state capitol), and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and affords extensive cultural, recreational, and research opportunities