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The Department of Chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Chair beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. The incoming Chair is expected to be an active leader and researcher who fosters continued growth, promotes innovative educational programs, and increases research engagement with other entities within and beyond academia. The candidate must have a proven record of leadership in academic settings, strong research and publications, significant external funding, and excellent interpersonal management 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, as well as in interdisciplinary areas involving energy, materials science and health science. 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 to complete both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees) and certificates. We also offer five new undergraduate programs 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 expected to provide leadership by overseeing strategic planning at various levels, instructional planning with the Associate Chair, and directing collaborative grants. The successful candidate will have a compelling vision for a vigorous department that fosters new efforts at the forefront of 21st century chemistry research and education. The Chair shall evaluate faculty for tenure and promotion decisions, as well as provide mentoring to individual faculty. 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 October 15, 2018, will have priority consideration.

About Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.