Advertised Employing Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University (www.mse.iastate.edu) invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair. The chair is responsible for the scope and effectiveness of the teaching, research and outreach efforts of the department. Candidates are expected to have an exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service; to have a demonstrated commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion; and to have demonstrated professional leadership, including strong communication and team building skills. Appreciation for university-industry collaborations, technology transfer and intellectual property management will be treated as an asset. We seek a dynamic and innovative leader with a bold vision for the future of materials science and engineering.
Required Education and Experience:
PhD, or equivalent qualifications, in materials science engineering or closely related field
Exemplary record of achievement in research, teaching and service in university, national laboratory or industry at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full Professor
Evidence of achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion
Demonstrated ability to lead others to execute a shared vision
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience directing interdisciplinary programs in education and research
Budget and personnel management experience
Experience in fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.