College of Veterinary Medicine: Professor and Head - Department of Comparative Biosciences (F170013

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Professor and Head

Department of Comparative Biosciences

College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for the position of Professor and Head, Department of Comparative Biosciences. The Head is a senior member of the college administrative team and will be expected to provide departmental leadership in a decentralized campus environment that emphasizes academic excellence and fulfillment of the Land Grant missions. This is a full-time position with the responsibility to provide visionary leadership, including promoting excellence in research across a diverse basic science faculty with research programs that span reproductive biology, neuroscience, toxicology, developmental biology, and cancer biology.

Requirements include a PhD, MD, or DVM degree or its equivalent and a proven commitment to providing excellent leadership in biomedical research and enhancing veterinary and/or human medical education. Candidates must be a distinguished biomedical scientist with a strong professional record compatible with an appointment of full professor with tenure. Successful candidates will have had a history of success in completing high-quality research in a basic science or clinical department, and will be active in our core missions of research, teaching, and service. In addition to maintaining an active research program, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership, organizational, and administrative skills including fiscal responsibility and personnel management. The individual must have the ability to articulate a vision to lead the development and growth of the department including consensus building and fostering teamwork in accomplishing department missions.

The individual will be responsible for the execution of departmental, college, and university policies and shall direct departmental activities. The Head will lead the department and will maintain and foster high standards of scholarly activity. He/she will initiate and supervise the departmental recruiting, retention, mentoring, engagement, promotion, and tenure activities. He/she will have responsibility for the fiscal oversight of the department. More information about the Comparative Biosciences department can be found at:

We are looking for a candidate who is a strong team player and interested in developing productive research, service, and programs that can integrate with activities of other groups across the UIUC Campus. The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary collaborative research environment. This is an ideal environment for building basic, translational, and clinical research excellence in biomedical sciences. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests.

Most faculty in the college are actively engaged in medical education and research in the areas of reproductive biology (, neuroscience (, toxicology (, developmental biology (, and cancer biology ( The Comparative Bioscience faculty enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with researchers in such biomedical fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, and bioengineering(, on newly emerging solutions to the world's health problems (, including the Mayo Illinois Alliance for Technology Based Healthcare (, and a new engineering-driven Carle Hospital-Illinois College of Medicine ( The University of Illinois's campus includes the new Cancer Center at Illinois ( and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology ( The Beckman Institute is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary research focused broadly around four themes - Integrative Imaging, Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures, Biological Intelligence, and Human-Computer Intelligent Interactions. The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology ( currently hosts biomedically relevant themes in Biocomplexity, Biosystems Design, Cellular Decision-making in Cancer, Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health, Genomic Ecology of Global Change, Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity, Mining Microbial Genomes, Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, and Center for Nutrition Learning and Memory.

Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was ranked in the top four research universities by the Harvard University's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education in balancing work and home.

To receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by December 31, 2017.

Please create your application through Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, research statement, and names and email contact information for three references by December 31, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Milan Bagchi (Search Chair) at [email protected]

This position is full-time. Salary is negotiable. Anticipated starting date is on or around August 16, 2018. This is a security-sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Veterinary Medicine
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Veterinary Medicine: Professor and Head - Department of Comparative Biosciences (F1700136)
Open Date: 09/29/2017
Organization Name: Comparative Biosciences





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Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
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