Reese, Brandi Brandi.Reese at tamucc.edu
Tue Sep 22 15:08:57 MDT 2015

The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Life Sciences from individuals with an outstanding record in research and teaching in the biological sciences. The department chair will provide direction, advocacy, oversight, and management to one of the most diverse and productive academic units on campus. Specifically, the chair will play a vital role in ensuring the success of a PhD program in Marine Biology, as well as the continued success of existing BS and MS programs within the department.

The Department of Life Sciences has 25 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 6 teaching faculty and over 1,200 science majors offering BS degrees in Biology and Biomedical Science, MS degrees in Biology, Marine Biology and Fisheries & Mariculture, and a PhD in Marine Biology. New degree programs planned include Biomedical Science MS, Marine Biomedical Science PhD and Fisheries PhD.

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 11,600 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the "Island University" was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.

Applicants must have a PhD in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or a related field and a record of achievement in scholarship appropriate for appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor. The candidate must demonstrate administrative experience, communicate clearly, lead collaboratively, and have a clear vision to guide the future scholarly success of Life Sciences. The candidate will also be expected to maintain an externally funded research program and mentor graduate and undergraduate students as well as junior faculty in the department.

Apply online at https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu

A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed above,
2. Curriculum vitae,
3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address,
4. A statement describing leadership style, and
5. A statement describing teaching, research and administrative philosophy.

Application deadline is November 1, 2015.

For more information contact:
Dr. Mike Wetz, Search Committee Chair
michael.wetz at tamucc.edu

Brandi Kiel Reese, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5858
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Office: 105 Science Lab 1
Phone: 361.825.3022
Email: brandi.reese at tamucc.edu<mailto:brandi.reese at tamucc.edu>

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