Department Chair and Professor

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Description of Department/Program:

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology department conducts research and trains undergraduate, graduate and post-doctorate professionals in the science of genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology and cell biology.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department Chair will act as a representative and advocate for the mission and vision of the department to administration and outside constituencies. The Chair will act as a mentor and facilitator for the faculty and staff within the department while promoting the academic quality and research integrity of the department. MCDB is a distinguished and diverse department with a current faculty of 30. Attractions of this position include a substantial endowment for the department, the ability to recruit new faculty and a vibrant environment for innovations in STEM education. The new chair will have an unprecedented opportunity to implement a vision of the future for MCD Biology in an outstanding academic environment. Appointment could begin as early as spring 2017.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D, internationally recognized scientist with a highly regarded research program and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on October 15; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.
2. Letter of application.
3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.
4. Statement of Research and Teaching Interests

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10161 - Biology-MCD Instruction

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 12, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Leslie Leinwand

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00726794


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