The Department of Biology invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin in Academic Year 2018-2019. Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a dynamic individual with a distinguished record of achievement in scholarship, teaching and administration to provide leadership to a growing interdisciplinary unit within the College of Humanities and Sciences.
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.
-Demonstrated excellent record of scholarship, extramural funding, academic leadership, and a strong commitment to teaching and student engagement. -Rank of associate professor. -Research will complement the interdisciplinary research of the department. -Demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively across diverse academic communities. - Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.
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