Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY, USA
Oct 05, 2019Full time
Department Head-School of Chemistry and Materials Science 4867BR College of Science COS School of Chemistry and Materials Science Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track, Tenured Faculty Discipline: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Material Science, Material Science & Engineering Faculty Rank: Professor Employment Category: Fulltime Anticipated Start Date: 01-Jul-2020 Department/College Description Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu . Detailed Job Description The School of Chemistry and Materials Science (SCMS) in the College of Science (COS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Professor and School Head. The successful candidate is expected to have a distinguished record of teaching and research, be a person of national and international academic stature, and come to this position with leadership experience. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of a tenured professor, commensurate with their intellectual and administrative abilities, and qualities of leadership. The appointment as School Head is an employee at will position and continues at the sole discretion of the Dean. As the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School, the Head will be a role model for scholarship and academic excellence and will provide leadership, advocacy, oversight, and management. The Head will also work with the leadership team in the College of Science to cultivate prospective donors and research partners. Offering BS degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and MS programs in Chemistry, and in Materials Science and Engineering, SCMS is a comprehensive research and education entity with a primary focus on undergraduate education. The School is looking to create and implement a strategic plan that will facilitate the development of Ph.D. programs in Chemistry, and in Materials Science and Engineering. The term of office for a School Head is three years and is renewable. Upon completion of appointment as Head, the appointee will assume regular faculty member duties within the School. THE COLLEGE AND SCHOOL: The School of Chemistry and Materials Science is one of six academic units in RIT's College of Science, which also houses the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, the Integrated Sciences Academy, the School of Mathematical Sciences, the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences. SCMS consists of 24 full-time faculty members, and 4 full-time staff members. It houses BS programs in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and MS programs in Chemistry and in Materials Science and Engineering. There are approximately 125 undergraduate students, 52 graduate students, and 26 students who are currently on a BS/MS degree track (their MS degree being housed in SCMS), but who have not entered the graduate level of their degree yet. The Materials Science & Engineering program is an interdisciplinary graduate program of the College of Science and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT. In addition to the degree programs, SCMS provides the required Chemistry courses needed to support all other academic programs at RIT. SCMS is committed to elevating its position and profile as a world-class research enterprise, and educating high caliber scientists and engineers in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Materials Science. The Head will guide hiring of new faculty, lead the School in implementing a dynamic strategic plan for education and research, and play a crucial role in shaping the direction of the College of Science. In support of our research enterprise, SCMS has recently completed extensive construction and renovation of its laboratories and has acquired and commissioned $1.3M in state of the art equipment for analysis and characterization of materials.