Submitted by John Lee / University of Tennessee Chattanooga on Mon, 10/29/2018 - 13:42

The Department of Chemistry and Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)  invites applications for the position of Department Head at the rank of Associate or Full professor. This is a tenurable, 12-month position with appointment to begin July 1, 2019. The field of specialization is open, but candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physics (Chemistry preferred).  The successful candidate must show evidence of leadership and administrative skills and experience, and have the ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships within the Department, with other programs and departments throughout the university, with the administration, and with external entities. Applicants should have a strong record of excellence in teaching and scholarly productivity.  


The Department Head is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, a department of roughly 200 undergraduate majors (170 in Chemistry, 30 in Physics) and 22 full time faculty and staff (16 in Chemistry, 6 in Physics). We offer a B.S. degree in Chemistry with concentrations in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and STEM education, as well as a B.S. degree in Physics with concentrations in Physics, Biophysics, and STEM education. The Department also contributes substantially to the institution’s General Education curriculum by providing required chemistry and physics courses to majors in Biology, Nursing, Engineering, and other health science related majors.  The Department is recognized across the southeast as having a strong and active undergraduate research program. This research program prepares our students for success in a variety of post-graduate paths, including graduate school, medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, and industry. The Department has modern facilities and teaching labs at its disposal to support its rigorous undergraduate teaching and research programs. Instrumentation includes a 400 MHz NMR, a triple-quad UPLC-mass spectrometer, and a benchtop single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The Department also operates the university’s Clarence T. Jones Community Observatory.


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