Head of Department of Biology

Yachay Tech
Ecuador, South America
Jul 09, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Yachay University for Experimental Technology and Research (Yachay Tech) is to be a world-class, globally connected and regionally transformative center for research and education. It will be at the heart of Yachay City of Knowledge – a modern, vibrant metropolis with startup incubators, R&D facilities and industrial outposts. Yachay Tech, with its vision, magnitude and potential transformative effect on an entire region, challenges the imagination of those academic minds who want to change the world and have true societal impact. By being part of the Yachay project the inaugural leadership team of higher administrators will have a truly formative effect, shaping the University and ensuring its impact on the productive matrix of an entire country and the future of higher education of an entire continent. “The history of Ecuadorian universities will be divided in a before and after this date. Urcuquí, Imbabura…that dream called YACHAY – for me the most important project in the history of the country.” – President Rafael Correa Yachay Tech is now following a strategy for sequential hiring which will allow the University to start operations in a limited sense as infrastructure is continuously being constructed and hiring proceeds systematically and in parallel. Having appointed its inaugural Rector, Yachay Tech is now seeking an inaugural Head of the Department of Biology. The Department Head will be a tenured professor responsible for both the instructional and research activities of their Department, and for leading on its continued recruitment activities. The Head will oversee the teaching and research laboratories, and, working in close collaboration with the Dean, will establish new educational emphases and degree programs. He/she will also play a critical role in guiding and mentoring young faculty as they develop their academic careers within Yachay Tech. The post is full-time and based at Yachay Tech in Ecuador. The salary and benefits will be fully commensurate with the seniority and nature of the appointment and will reflect the required high caliber of the successful candidates. For further information, or to apply for this role, please visit: www.perrettlaver.com/yachaytech quoting reference 1702. Yachay Tech will be supported in this appointment process by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application addressing the role specification, along with teaching, research and administrative experience. The closing date for applications is 17.00 PDT on Friday 5th September 2014.