Genetics and Genomics Initiative (GGI) Director, Associate Professor or Professor
Posting DetailsVacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleGenetics and Genomics Initiative (GGI) Director, Associate Professor or ProfessorSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with education and experiencePosition Number00100073Work ScheduleMonday-FridayFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department172201 - Biological SciencesDepartmentBiological SciencesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit
The Biological Sciences Department has a nationally ranked graduate program which allows it to offer many educational experiences to its degree students in both the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The programs are complemented by top researchers and instructors in the field of Biological Sciences, providing students with the education to make a difference in a future career.
The function of the Department of Biological Sciences is to achieve outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, consulting and collaborations on campus and world-wide, within a cohesive and diverse department, where all students, faculty and staff receive fair and equitable treatment.Essential Job Duties
North Carolina State University is seeking applicants for Directorship of our Genetics and Genomics Initiative (GGI). With strong support at the university and college levels, this new initiative has brought together a collaborative research community with expertise that spans the breadth of genetics and genomics. Our 150+ affiliated GGI faculty are members of six of the university’s twelve colleges. They conduct experimental and theoretical genetics and genomics research that spans multiple dimensions, from chemical to organismal scales. Their research organisms include a diversity of microbes, plants and animals. Specific projects range from those aimed at expanding basic knowledge to others that address health, agriculture, and environmental issues.
The goal of the GGI is to bring together the diverse strengths of our faculty programs into synergistic combinations that will push the boundaries of our understanding of the evolution and functions of genes and genomes, and enable us to responsibly address recalcitrant problems of societal importance, and provide unique training for the next generation of scientists. Initial GGI activities include our Genetics and Genomics Scholars Program, Research Interest Groups, GGI Seminar Series and an annual retreat and research symposium.
The GGI Director will be responsible for building on the GGI’s highly successful initial programs and activities in order to develop an umbrella program that is internationally recognized for cutting edge, interdisciplinary research and training. As such, the director will focus on understanding the strengths of specific GGI faculty programs and provide leadership in fostering synergistic connections among GGI-affiliated programs (and with other programs across the university). Specific attention will be devoted to mentoring new faculty and ensuring the continuity and excellence of the GGI’s graduate program. Given the university-wide reach of the GGI, the director will build connections among college and university level administrators. Additionally, the director will enable or initiate the development of multi-investigator research and graduate training grant proposals.
Inclusivity and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.Other Work/Responsibilities
The director will be expected to maintain a productive research program.Minimum Education/Experience
PhD in Genetics and/or GenomicsDepartmental Required Skills
The successful candidate will be an established research scientist in the field of genetics and/or genomics, with an excellent record in publishing and external funding.Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Beyond specific research credentials, we are looking for candidates who have a scholarly appreciation for the connections among all areas of basic and applied genetics and genomics research.
Leadership of interdisciplinary multi-investigator grants and/or graduate training grants is desirable.
The director will need a vision for leveraging NC State’s unique strengths in making discoveries at the cutting edge of the field of genetics and genomics. At the core of the GGI is graduate and postdoctoral training. Therefore, candidates for the position should have a history of excellent mentoring and use of innovative teaching methods.
A commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusivity is essential as is a transparent leadership style that builds intellectual excitement and academic community bonds.
We are advising for Professor but an exceptional Associate Professor may also qualify.Required License or Certification
Candidates should attach a long-form CV and a 1-2 page description of why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the position (as ‘Other Document 1’).
Review of applications will begin August 2020.Job Open Date05/18/2020Anticipated Closing Date6/16/2020Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date01/01/2021AA/EOE
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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