The Department Chair is responsible for all aspects of the Department. We seek a dynamic individual who will provide vision, leadership and guidance for academic and research programs; recruit world-class faculty, high-caliber students and staff; develop resources to strengthen the long-term viability, efficiency, and effectiveness of the department's research and teaching programs; promote collaborative research within the department and across MU, fostering interactions amongst basic science investigators, clinical faculty and clinician-scientists; promote and foster cooperation between CAFNR and the School of Medicine; administer the departmental budget; support/lead external development opportunities; be an advocate for the department; and mentor faculty at different stages of their career
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications or attributes: an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline; a world-class scientist with an established record of excellence in teaching and research in an area that complements departmental strengths; demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators; commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives as it applies to faculty, staff and students; familiar with national trends in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education; passionate about improving education for all students; and a strong collaboration record and willingness to collaborate with others.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Please submit the following documents: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) A two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans; (4) A narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy, including a statement describing efforts to increase diversity and inclusion; (5) A narrative of teaching philosophy; and (6) Names and contact information of four references.
Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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