The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is seeking applications for the position of Department Chairperson. The successful candidate is expected to lead the research and academic programs in the department, and to develop and implement a strategic vision of the Department's future, compatible with existing strengths and opportunities.
We desire candidates with a record of excellence in conducting and directing an active and nationally recognized research program, as well as a strong commitment to academic leadership, high-quality teaching, and the ability to work across academic units. Candidates should be eligible for appointment as a full professor. Indiana University offers a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications, and a comprehensive benefit package. A competitive start-up package will also be provided.
The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, with a current full-time faculty of 16 members offers academic programs leading to B.A., B.S. (ACS cert.,) M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry as well as a B.S. degree with biochemistry and medicinal chemistry options. The Department also serves as home to the campus Forensic and Investigative Science program, which offers B.S. and M.S. degrees. Areas of current research interests of the faculty are diverse and include: analytical chemistry, biological/chemical biology, chemical education, computational chemistry, forensic chemistry, inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry, materials/biomaterials, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical-biophysical chemistry. With recent hires of several young faculty and addition of new instrumentation to research labs, CCB is positioned well for a bright future. CCB has close ties with colleagues from the Schools of Science, Medicine, Dentistry and Engineering, offering a unique environment for diverse research themes in chemistry and chemical biology. Strong collaborations also exist between the department faculty and scientists in local industry including Eli Lilly & Co. and Dow AgroSciences.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related field and a track record demonstrating significant research, funding, and teaching activities appropriate to this senior appointment. The successful candidate must have good leadership skills and the ability to interact well with diverse constituencies including students, staff and faculty. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to quality research and teaching.
How to Apply: A complete application must include: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; applicant’s statements on research plans, teaching philosophy and a description of leadership experience and vision for the department as well as the names of six individuals who may be contacted by the Search Committee as references. The application material should be e-mailed (as one merged pdf file) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations or confidential inquires may be directed to Prof. Kevin Mandernack, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com or by calling (317) 274-8995. Screening of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.
about IUPUI and Indianapolis
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is an outstanding research university—a 21st century model for urban higher education. IUPUI is the dedicated health and life sciences campus of Indiana University and is home to professional schools including the Indiana University School of Medicine. The campus attracts more external research funding than any other in the state of Indiana.
With more than 185 academic programs—from associate to doctoral and professional degrees—IUPUI offers the most comprehensive range of programs in the state of Indiana, educating 30,500 students, 15.6% of whom are classified as an ethnic minority and 4.5% of whom are international students.
IUPUI is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience and to reflect the diversity within our learner community. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.
IUPUI is located just west of downtown Indianapolis, with easy access to city and state centers of government, business and the arts. Amenities including restaurants, sports venues, parks, galleries, and museums, and a zoo are within walking distance of the campus.
Indianapolis is the country’s 13th largest city, large enough to play host to a wide range of major sporting and cultural events and small enough to personify small-town charm, with flavorful cultural districts, a strong sense of community and a low cost of living.
about the SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
The School of Science at IUPUI is a forward-looking school that conducts academic programs, research and professional service of the highest quality. The School is organized in seven degree-granting departments including Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Computer and Information Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Psychology, and several research centers.