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Job No. 143553

  • Job Title:
  • Department Chair-Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences
  • Employer:
  • Appalachian State University
  • Location:
  • Boone , NC
  • Posting Date:
  • 27-Oct-2020
  • Description:
  • Minimum Qualifications
    Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Fermentation Sciences, or a related field, and must be eligible for tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

    Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
    The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of leadership in their field and demonstrated understanding and support for the sub-disciplines represented in the Department. The individual must demonstrate a dedication to excellence in teaching and scholarship as well as a strong commitment to service and community engagement. Strong management and administrative skills are required. A clear vision for the future and a sense of mission for the department are also desired along with a commitment to growing the vibrant culture of collegiality that the Department has cultivated. The successful candidate will demonstrate a sincere commitment to promoting advocacy, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and social justice, as evidenced by prior innovative and successful efforts.

    License/Certification Required

    Description of the Department or Unit
    The A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with eight different concentrations, including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Certified degree, Marketing and Business, Biochemistry, Environmental, Fermentation Sciences, Forensic Science, Individually Designed and Chemistry Secondary Education Licensure; a BA degree in Chemistry is also offered. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Sciences, which includes a background in chemistry and biology as well as business, marketing, and entrepreneurial principles. The department has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 16 non-tenure-track faculty members, 7 staff members, 285 undergraduate Chemistry majors, and 56 undergraduate Fermentation Sciences majors. Many of the Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences majors conduct research and disseminate their results at national, regional, and local professional meetings and in peer-reviewed publications.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    While providing leadership toward achieving departmental and institutional goals, including interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, the Chair will seek to enhance existing levels of funding and support of all kinds. This includes grants, contracts, academic collaborations, corporate partnerships, and assisting the Dean’s office with occasional fund-raising opportunities. Department Chairs normally teach one class per semester and maintain active scholarship that complements existing activity in the department and can include students. For a more complete description of Chair responsibilities, please refer to section 2.8 of the Faculty Handbook.

    As a part of the COVID-19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID-19 pandemic, as necessary.

    Type of Position Full Time Position
    Appointment Type 1.0
    Number Of Months Per Year 12
    Physical Demands of Position
    Typical physical demands of professional position at the university.

    Description of University
    Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
  •  Contact information:
  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC 28608
  • United States
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