Professor and Chair
Requisition Number: FTFR000218
Division/College: College of Science
FT/PT: Full Time
The Department of Biology at Northeastern University (www.northeastern.edu/biology/) has an open search for the Chair of the Department.
The successful candidate will lead and expand a dynamic department that plays a key role in the research and educational missions of the University.
The Biology Department is strongly interdisciplinary, with 15 tenured and tenure track faculty in Biology and an additional 10 faculty with joint appointments in other departments. Approximately 1000 undergraduates are enrolled in the Biology, the Biochemistry, and the Behavioral Neuroscience majors. Our graduate programs serve approximately 60 PhD students, and the Biology department participates in Professional MS programs in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.
We are searching for an educator and scholar who will complement our research programs and foster and expand collaborative research. Research interests in the department are diverse, including microbiology, cell biology, neurobiology and motor control, and developmental biology, with a significant emphasis on molecular and cellular approaches to problems in basic and translational science. The Department is affiliated with the Antimicrobial Discovery Center, the New England inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute, and the Marine Science Center in Nahant.
Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in biology or related field; a record of external funding and research appropriate for the academic rank of Full Professor; demonstrated administrative, leadership, and interpersonal skills; a record of innovative program development and interdisciplinary collaboration; and documented teaching effectiveness are encouraged to apply.
Northeastern University is in the process of hiring 300 new faculty. The incoming Chair will have an opportunity to contribute to this process.
Northeastern University occupies a vibrant 67-acre campus in the heart of Boston, surrounded by other leading educational, health care, technological, and research institutions, as well as world-renowned venues for art and music. The campus has received an American Institute of Architects award for “most beautiful new or renovated exterior space.” Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.
A competitive salary and startup package will be provided. Online applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for five references, and a brief description of research interests. Candidate must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Kim Lewis, Chair, Biology Chair Search Committee, email@example.com; 617-373-8238.
The earliest anticipated start date is July, 2013. Review of applications will begin in January, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.