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Haueisen Distinguished Chair in Chemistry

Dr. William D. Haueisen graduated from Capital University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences and Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University in 1970 with a Master of Divinity in Religion. Janice Ferne Haueisen graduated from Capital University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. The Haueisen Distinguished Chair in Chemistry was established by William and Janice Haueisen to honor his parents, William Frank and Martha Meyerholtz Haueisen.


The successful candidate for the Haueisen Distinguished Chair in Chemistry will be a full-time, tenure-track, or tenured, current, or newly appointed Capital University faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and the faculty member’s professional discipline. The candidate will be recognized by the profession as an exceptionally productive scholar and is expected to bring a mature record of outstanding scholarship and distinguished academic credentials to the position. The individual is expected to engage in research leading to publication; candidates should be prepared to pursue such research singularly and in concert with colleagues and students. The individual will, on occasion, serve as an ambassador for Capital University in the professional community and offer public lectures and talks and provide community service activities. The chair holder will receive a 25-percent teaching load reassignment to engage in scholarship. Based upon the available proceeds of the endowment, the holder may be awarded an annual summer scholarship stipend and may propose an annual budget to foster the purposes of the endowed chair. The appointee may hold the chair for a six-year term, subject to annual review and reappointment, and may be eligible for subsequent reappointment. The holder will submit a budget and an annual report of activity to the provost, academic dean or chair, and Haueisen Committee.

Selection Process

The Haueisen Distinguished Chair in Chemistry will be appointed by the president and officially named by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the appropriate faculty, academic dean/chair of the chair holder’s department, and provost. The Haueisen Committee, which will include the chairs/deans of the natural sciences, mathematics, nursing, and health or their designees and a representative from the provost’s office. The committee will review nominations for the chair and recommend one or more candidates for appointment.

Ongoing Evaluation and Guidance

The chairholder will lead the Haueisen Committee and will submit a budget and an annual report of activity to the provost, the chairholder’s department chair, and the Haueisen Committee. The Haueisen Committee, led by the chairholder and assisted by a liaison from the Advancement division, will provide ongoing guidance to the chairholder on matters related to the endowed chair. The Haueisen Committee will also provide recommendations to the provost regarding review and reappointment as described above.