The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Louisiana State University in Shreveport invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin by January of 2024. This is a 9-month tenure-track position.
The Chair plays a key leadership role, mentoring junior faculty (especially with respect to the tenure and promotion process), assisting tenured faculty such that they realize their potential in teaching and research, providing leadership in faculty recruitment, directing academic standards and policy implementation, and representing the department to academia, industry, and government to ensure its continued vitality. S/he models collegiality by functioning cooperatively with faculty, while respecting their autonomy. In addition to overseeing departmental operations, personnel, and resources, s/he will also teach two classes per semester (6 credit hours).
The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics or a closely related field and sufficient qualifications for the rank of Associate/Full Professor. The successful candidate will provide evidence of scientific and organizational leadership and will have the effective communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills necessary to nurture an environment of collaboration and trust within the department, as well as between the department and LSUS at large. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research accomplishments in one of the research areas represented by the department.
Interested individuals should submit an application, including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and leadership approach, a research and student mentoring statement, a teaching statement, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Please send electronic copies of these documents to Dr. Tibor Szarvas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled and the posting removed from the LSUS HR Website. We welcome questions related to this posting.
Please visit www.lsus.edu for more details about LSUS and www.lsus.edu/hr for more information on this position and other employment opportunities.
LSUS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. For more information about LSU Shreveport go to www.lsus.edu
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