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Chair, Department of Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology

The Department of Chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Chair beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. Active leadership is desired to manage continued growth, address resource allocation issues, and to increase ties to areas outside of academia. The candidate must have proven records of leadership in academic settings, strong research and publications, significant external funding, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

With a very diverse student body of nearly 8000, Illinois Tech is a private, research university with programs in engineering, science, humanities, psychology, architecture, business, design, and law. IIT is located in a city park-like campus in the heart of the city of Chicago. Payscale ranked IIT 40th in the United States as a university for graduates’ 20-year Return-On-Investment in 2016.

Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Current academic rank of tenured full professor (or equivalent non-U.S. rank);
  • Leadership experience applicable to an administrative position in an institution of higher education; and
  • A distinguished record of research and of teaching.

Department of Chemistry at IIT
The Department of Chemistry has a rich history at IIT, with distinguished faculty members and alumni, and active research programs in analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. In addition to the Ph.D. and Master of Science degree programs, the department has a large professional Master’s program, and also offers co-terminal degree programs (five year programs for undergraduates) and certificates. Beginning this semester we are offering five new undergraduate program areas in: Bioanalytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. Please visit for further information.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chair of the Department of Chemistry is the face of the department within the college, university,
community, and profession. The Chair is expected to provide leadership by overseeing strategic planning at various levels, and instructional planning with the Associate Chair; and leading collaborative grants. The Chair shall evaluate faculty for tenure and promotion decisions, as well as provide mentoring to individual faculty. The Chair is expected to promote the department's visibility, and to lead outreach and fundraising efforts. Additional duties include overseeing curriculum and program development, resource allocation, and instructional and administrative staffing; and conducting reviewing, reporting, and decision-making supporting the department's role within IIT.

Applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (including contact information for 4-5 references) as a pdf file to: The position will be open until filled, but complete applications received by November 1, 2017, will have priority consideration.

IIT is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups in the physical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.