[ES_JOBS_NET] Biology Chair - Virginia Commonwealth University

Julie C Zinnert jczinnert at vcu.edu
Fri Nov 17 18:11:01 MST 2017

*Chair, Department of Biology*

*Virginia Commonwealth University*

Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for the position of
Chair of the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and
Sciences. We seek applicants with an excellent record of scholarship,
extramural funding, academic leadership, and a strong commitment to
teaching and student engagement. We are seeking candidates at the rank of
full professor, although exceptional applicants at the associate professor
level will be considered. The successful candidate's research will
complement the interdisciplinary research of the department, and the
candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively across
diverse academic communities. The role of the Chair is to function as an
effective academic leader and vital member of the college's leadership team
while helping to advance the goals of the university, college and
department. This will include direction of visioning and strategic planning
processes of the department, advancing and shaping its multi-faceted
research and teaching programs, providing professional, intellectual, and
administrative leadership, and stewarding the daily operations of the unit.
The Chair is also responsible for evaluating faculty and staff, assigning
workloads, allocating resources, and communicating between the department
and the college.

Virginia Commonwealth University has an enrollment of 32,000 students,
including over 2,000 undergraduate and over 75 graduate students in
biology. The Department of Biology has 50 faculty with diverse teaching and
research interests including Cell Regulation, Evolution, and Ecological
Processes and Applications. In addition to a M.S. program, biology faculty
mentor students in the Integrative Life Sciences doctoral program. The
department has outstanding facilities and support from other units at VCU,
with onsite confocal microscopy core, next-gen sequencers, animal vivarium,
access to the Nucleic Acid Research Facility, Center for High Performance
Computing, as well as access to the Rice Rivers Center for Environmental
Life Sciences, a field station devoted to a wide range of ecological and
environmental research along the historic James River. Additional
information about the department and faculty can be found at
*http://biology.vcu.edu/* <http://biology.vcu.edu/>.

Application review will begin November 15, 2017* and continue until the
position is filled.*

All applicants are required to apply online at www.vcujobs.com and provide
a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of academic
leadership that discusses creative approaches and experiences in developing
academic programs and ability to lead a diverse department toward
excellence in research, teaching and service; and the contact information
of five professional references.

*Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to diversity, equity, and
inclusion as a core component of its mission and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.*

Julie Zinnert, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University
1000 West Cary Street
Richmond VA 23225
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