Advertised Employing Department: Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of professor and department chair at the rank of tenured full professor.
Primary responsibilities of the department chair are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff, and students; to promote productive relationships with all external constituents including, alumni, industry, and government agencies; to foster productive relationships with a variety of entities across the university community; to promote diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff; and to facilitate faculty efforts to attract extramural grant and contract funding.
The chairperson also carries the title ‘Smith Family Foundation Chair of Geology’ and in that role, uses the earnings that accrue annually from the Smith Foundation and Morehouse endowments to advance the teaching and research missions of the Geology Program.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in geosciences, atmospheric sciences, or a closely related discipline.
Credentials appropriate for the rank of full professor including scholarly contributions to the field that have earned national recognition.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Demonstrated record of effective leadership or administrative experience in higher education or the research community.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in all areas of responsibility (research, teaching, service) in prior academic appointments.
Evidence of commitment to supporting the teaching and research missions of a major research university.
Evidence of commitment to creating a climate of diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 02/18/2017
Posting Number: 700001