Department Chair Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University is seeking a department
Sep 28, 2018
Oct 28, 2018
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Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, is seeking a chair to lead the Department in implementing a shared vision for its future in research and teaching excellence, beginning Fall 2019. The chair will be responsible for supporting the Department’s ongoing efforts to increase externally funded research, strengthening our degree programs, and improving infrastructure. They will also be a leader in developing and driving forward strategies for effective donor engagement. The chair will maintain a dynamic research program commensurate with current university strengths and advance the Chemistry Department’s role as a key player of the Michigan Tech community.


The Department of Chemistry is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education through an integrated program with basic and applied research across a wide spectrum of chemistry subdisciplines. Our department takes special pride in promoting undergraduate research, where students work side-by-side with graduate students and professors performing cutting-edge research leading to co-authored publications.

Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech is a leading public research institution that is home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. With more than $72 million in total research expenditures and 19 research centers and institutes, the University fosters a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population.  Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

The successful candidate will have qualifications commensurate with appointment to the rank of Full Professor in Chemistry.  For more information about this position, including application information, please visit Review of applications will begin November 11, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  

Please contact Paul Charlesworth ((906) 487-2702, if you have questions about this position.