United States, North America
Apr 06, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Position Information

Posting Number: 8796

Internal Posting Date: 12-09-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 02-01-2014

Job Title: Chairperson

Position Title/Rank: Professor

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Veterinary Medicine


Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


Work Hours:

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary and rank commensurate with experience

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

Pay Grade Level:

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be the lead administrator for the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and will be responsible for ensuring that the research, teaching, and service missions of the department are achieved. The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a high quality, internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program. This person will promote faculty development and represent the interests of the faculty as a whole. The successful candidate will be expected to interact productively with the Deans of the Colleges of Veterinary, Human, and Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Natural Science and the Director of AgBioResearch. The successful candidate will also be responsible for ensuring that the Department maintains a high quality graduate program that attracts and trains a diverse group of graduate students. This person will promote diversity in all facets of the department.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Acceptable in lieu of Ph.D. with appropriate research experience and administrative experience and accomplishments: M.D., D.V.M, D.O., D.Phil., D. Sc.; Candidates will be required to have a record of peer-reviewed publications.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics seeks candidates who have some administrative experience particularly with management of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Other Document

Optional Applicant Documents:

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application materials must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position including previous administrative experience and accomplishments, research interests and plans, funding history, and a statement about commitment to diversity. Include also a curriculum vitae and names of three references (who will not be contacted without your permission).

All materials should be assembled into one PDF (less than 2 MB). The PDF should be uploaded as attachment, "Other," in the application process.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Tom Sharkey, at

Department Website Address:

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Thomas D. Sharkey/Professor/

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation Non UnionPI75345696