Department Chair of Chemistry & Physics

Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Department Chair of Chemistry & Physics
Job Title Department Chair of Chemistry & Physics
Posting Number F2012118

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry & Physics (C&P) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Clayton State University seeks applicants for department chair. The position begins July 1, 2018.
The Department of C&P delivers instruction in chemistry, physics, forensic science and physical science education and is responsible for the following programs and courses:
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry
• Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Integrative Studies (Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Engineering)
• Minors in Chemistry, Physics and Forensic Science
• Science courses to support the core curriculum.
• Service courses that support programs in allied health, biology, and teacher education.
• Courses that support a variety of pre-professional programs of study for transfer to another university (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-engineering, and pre-veterinary medicine).
The Department of C&P seeks leadership that values innovation, collaboration, and teaching excellence.
The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


• A terminal degree in Chemistry, Physics, or related discipline
• A proven record of scholarship/creative activity, teaching, and service activities, and achievement of the rank Associate Professor or Professor
• Academic administrative experience (e.g. supervisor, budget management)
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Minimum Education Requirements

Terminal degree in Chemistry, Physics, or related discipline

Responsibilities Summary

The department chair will be a collaborative leader who supports a culturally diverse faculty and student body and advocates effectively for all programs in the department. The chair performs a variety of duties, including:
• Administrative leadership in departmental budget management; curriculum development and review; enrollment management; recruitment, evaluation, and mentoring of faculty and staff
• Coordination of the department’s participation in college and institutional initiatives
• Teach a 25% load (equivalent to 9 contact hours per year)
• Other duties as assigned

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Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 07/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities of the position, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of the candidate’s leadership philosophy, unofficial transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work, and the contact information for three current references.

Clayton State University (CSU), a Senior Unit of the University System of Georgia, is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Situated in the southern crescent of the Metropolitan Atlanta area, CSU is classified as a predominantly black institution and is home to a diverse student and faculty body.

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Statement of candidate's leadership philosophy
Optional Documents