Department Head and Professor - University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in fayetteville Arkansas

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University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

United States
(Y14934 )


Detailed Job Description

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is seeking nominations and applications for a dynamic leader for the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical EngineeringThe successful applicant will have qualifications commensurate with the rank of tenured Professor at the University of Arkansas and hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field. The new department head will hold the Ralph E. Martin Leadership Chair in Chemical Engineering, one of several endowed positions within the department. Candidates must have an outstanding academic reputation and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service, as well as proven leadership experience. The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering provides a high quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to become leaders in their professions. Recent success in enhancing the undergraduate and graduate programs and in attracting high quality faculty is a direct result of departmental endowments totaling $13 million. These funds provide a base upon which state, federal, and international support has elevated departmental activities to national and international recognition. Currently, fifteen tenure / tenure track faculty with combined expertise in traditional (reaction and separation engineering, petroleum, process safety) and emerging  (biochemical technology, nanotechnology, sustainability) areas of chemical engineering engage undergraduate and graduate students in a student-centered learning environment that embraces cooperative learning, internship and a vast array of research opportunities. Entrepreneurship activities, catalyzed by cooperation with the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and interdisciplinary graduate programs including Cell and Molecular Biology and Microelectronics-Photonics, enhance the academic environment of the department. Typically, graduates from the department are highly sought, leading to a 90+ percent placement rate and starting salaries above the national average for chemical engineers.

The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, part of the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area. Northwest Arkansas ( is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, featuring a strong local economy, good highway and commercial air access, award-winning K-12 schools, comprehensive healthcare, extensive cultural programs, and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities.

Application materials should be sent electronically (preferred) to

or to CHEG Department Head Search, 203 John A. White Jr. Engineering Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Applicants are asked to provide a single PDF file that includes: a letter of application describing the candidate’s reasons for interest in this position, a curriculum vita, an integrated statement of research, teaching and leadership philosophies, and a list of three references (with all contact information including e-mail addresses). Submitted materials should provide information regarding the applicant’s research accomplishments and pedagogical approach, and specific to the appointment to head, clear documentation of interpersonal, academic and fiscal leadership skills.   To ensure full consideration, the application should be submitted by December 1, 2013. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. 

Keyword Phrases

  • Department Head
  • Professor
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter