Full Job Description
Administers affairs of a clinical, basic science, or college department.
The ideal chair candidate will be a dynamic, visionary, goal-oriented and collaborative leader. The candidate will embrace and further the core commitments of the University's and College’s missions and will actively promote academic pre-eminence in research, teaching and service in a diverse learning community. The candidate will have a demonstrated record of pre-eminent scholarship in the domains of research, teaching and service and be eligible for appointment as a tenured full professor. The candidate must show evidence of a deep commitment to serving diverse student populations, possess excellent interpersonal and management skills, and demonstrated leadership in a research-active learning community. A Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a related field is required.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.
Terminal degree in specialty or skill taught in the department Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Mathematical Skills : Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability : Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
A Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a related field is required. 5 references required.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.