Department: Center For Study Of Biological Complexity
Purpose of Position:
The Director will guide the CSBC through an expanded realization of its mission by promoting collaborative research across the university in basic and applied science, and by growing the Center's educational programs. The Director will mentor and support the professional growth of faculty and staff in an inclusive environment for collaboration and student learning. Through proactive recruiting strategies, the director will identify new faculty to complement the Center's teaching and research activities. The new director will have a tenured faculty appointment in Life Sciences and will bring an active research program with a history of multidisciplinary applications and external funding. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience leading and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.
Provide scholarly leadership by maintaining independent research program and graduate student mentorship.
Grow enrollment in Bioinformatics degree programs (B.S., M.S.) which currently has over 120 graduate and undergraduate majors and a curriculum comprised of 30+ courses.
Establish cooperative relationships and cross-disciplinary initiatives with other academic and research units.
Provide mentorship and professional growth support for faculty; support faculty in integrating multicultural approaches into instructional methods.
Assume primary responsibility for recruitment, retention, tenure and promotion, and evaluation of faculty while complying with university guidelines.
Negotiate and supervise the departmental budget.
Perform annual performance evaluations for all Center faculty and staff.
●Doctoral degree in a related discipline from an accredited university.
Tenured faculty member at a research active institution.
A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio, with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding, appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the Center.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment
A commitment to promote undergraduate and graduate education at a diverse, urban, public research university.
Current federal research funding
Demonstrated experience in budget management
Demonstrated leadership experience
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