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Applications and nominations are solicited for the position of
Chair of the Chemical  Engineering Department at the University of Louisville.


The university is seeking an energetic academic leader with a strategic vision, outstanding academic credentials, and successful administrative experience. Candidates are expected to have earned a doctorate in chemical engineering or a closely related field; a strong record of research; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; and strong leadership, communication and administrative skills. The preferred candidate should be tenurable at the rank of a full professor.

The ChE Department has 162 undergraduate students, 28 master’s students, 22 doctoral students, 9 faculty, $1M in annual research expenditures, and a number of exemplary research facilities, including one of the largest new micro/nano cleanrooms in the nation and the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research.  

Louisville is the 16th largest metropolitan city in the US. Its low cost of living combined with its unique amenities and quality of life have recently earned Louisville the recognition as the nation’s most liveable city in America. http://usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/2012/0614-CITYLIVABILITYAWARDS.pdf

Applicants must apply online and attach a current curriculum vitae, an application letter outlining their qualifications for the position and vision for growing the research and educational mission of the department, and the names of at least three references with full contact information.  Nominations should be forwarded to Dr. John S. Usher, Associate Dean, usher@louisville.edu.  As of May 7, 2013, the search has been re-opened and will be open until filled. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.  The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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