Department Chairperson - Chemical Engineering

  • University of Arkansas, Chemical Engineering Department
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
  • Feb 24, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship campus, seeks a dynamic leader to head the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering.

The successful applicant will hold the Kevin W. and Marie L. Brown Chair in Chemical Engineering.  With a $23 million endowment, the Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering houses 5 endowed chairs and 8 endowed professorships to support its faculty, and fosters expertise in membrane separations, materials, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, and environmental engineering. 

The department is home to an NSF IUCRC-funded MAST Membrane Center and the Chemical Hazards Research Center. 

The department has 14 tenured/tenure-track faculty, including two AIChE fellows, 1 professor of practice, 2 teaching assistant professors, and 1 instructor and occupies over 21,000 square feet of laboratory space for research and teaching.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

We are seeking a leader with a clear vision for elevating the national prominence of our program fostering an inclusive culture where all faculty, staff, and students are welcomed and can thrive, as well as growing the strengths and capabilities of the department, advancing the undergraduate and graduate programs, fostering interaction with industry, and developing interdisciplinary programs.

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering or related field meet the academic achievements commensurate with appointment as a full professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record as an educator and researcher, as well as demonstrated abilities in academic program development and leadership, excellent communications skills.

Application Details

Application Process

 Applicants will electronically submit: (a) a letter of application addressing their perspective on leadership, vision for the department, and teaching and research philosophies, (b) comprehensive curriculum vita, (c) an inclusion and diversity statement, and (d) names and contact information for five professional references. Applications must be submitted via:

Department Chairperson - Chemical Engineering - 12 MONTH (

Other inquiries or questions may be directed to:

Micah Hale

Chair, CHEG Department Head Search Committee

Professor and Department Head of Civil Engineering

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 References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 2, 2021. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction, arrest pending adjudication, or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


The College of Engineering is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, staff, and administration committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.   The College strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  The College of Engineering is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.




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Application Deadline

Full consideration by April 2, 2021