Department Head - Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Cincinnati, OH
Generous salary and benefits, relocation available, & substantial retirement savings plan
Feb 12, 2019
Mar 14, 2019
REQ #34284
Job Type
Full time

Department Head

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Cincinnati

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ChEE) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for the position of Department Head. The principal responsibility of this position is to provide leadership and management of the department including responsibility for planning, fiscal management, human resources, and departmental communications. The Department Head is expected to advance the research and teaching missions of the department, nurture collaborations across the college and campus, and work to achieve departmental, college, and university strategic goals.

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering offers ABET-accredited undergraduate, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering, as well as graduate degrees in Environmental Sciences.  The Chemical Engineering program is one of the earliest established programs in the country. The College of Engineering at UC has pioneered the mandatory cooperative experience for engineers since 1906 and has excellent relations with the industrial sector. The department has 30 full-time faculty and a total student enrollment of approximately 920 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The department has state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories and over $4 million per year of external research funding.

The Department Head is charged with developing and sustaining premier research programs and with preparing students to become high-performing professionals in the local and global workplace. In particular, the Department Head is expected to further these goals by establishing exciting collaboration with other CEAS departments and other UC Colleges. The Department Head will lead the development of innovative education and interdisciplinary research programs, encourage integrative efforts within CEAS and the University community, and strengthen entrepreneurial and academic partnerships with government, industry, and other academic entities.

Minimum Qualifications: The applicant must have an earned Ph.D. in chemical engineering, environmental engineering or a closely-related discipline and demonstrated intellectual leadership and administrative skills. The successful applicant must be committed to the instructional and research mission of the university and have an outstanding record of research funding and publications in their professional discipline that will allow appointment to a senior tenured position.

Application Process: The application must include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of experience, vision, and leadership; and the names of at least three references. References will only be contacted for those candidates who are selected for the short list. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please visit and search keyword: 34284)

With over 42,000 students, the University of Cincinnati is a premier public urban research university, ranked as one of America’s top 30 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky, and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. UC is one of the largest employers in the greater Cincinnati area, employing over 5,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers.  Cincinnati has been identified as one of the most livable cities in America, with a tri-state metropolitan area population of 2.2 million, excellent cultural and entertainment opportunities, and a moderate cost of living combined with a wealth of housing options.

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and military veterans are encouraged to apply. UC is an ADVANCE institution, with an NSF Institutional Transformation award to increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers, and provide support throughout all phases of their career development. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of the UC community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this regard.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.