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Chair/ Professor

Pittsburg State Universty
Pittsburg, Kansas (US)
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Mar 13, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Academic Dean/Dept. Head
Organization Type

Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for the Chair of Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry within the School of Science and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. This Chair will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry, providing leadership for both departments and is responsible for the respective departments academic, personnel, facility, and financial affairs. The Chair will also hold faculty rank and will be responsible for teaching, service, and scholarship.


The successful applicant will have a completed terminal degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning.  The applicant must possess academic leadership and administrative skills, as well as be proficient in the development of positive professional relationships with organizational and external constituents. Further, at least 5 years of teaching, research, and scholarship that is complimentary with existing department faculty is required.


The School of Science and Mathematics is comprised of the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Mathematics and Physics. The Department of Biology and Department Chemistry both offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. Biology with 10 undergraduate emphasis possibilities and a master’s degree; Chemistry with 7 undergraduate emphasis areas and master’s degree offerings in both Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry.  Both departments, Biology and Chemistry, are housed primarily in Heckert-Wells Hall.   More information about each department is available at and


A full description of the position and online application is available at Electronic submissions only. Interested and qualified applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV, contact information for three to five professional references, including a current or former supervisor, and vision statement for the advancement of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry at PSU. Applications received by March 1, 2024, will be given first consideration. Position is open until filled..  Criminal background and sex offender checks will be required for employment. Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  


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