Director, Brain Health

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio (US)
Competitive salary and generous start-up package
November 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Kent State University is seeking applicants for a full-time position as Director of our Brain Health Research Institute.  We are seeking a visionary Brain Health researcher, who will report directly to the VP for Research and Sponsored Programs, and foster collaborations among our growing and thriving multi-department/college Brain Health program. The Director will be provided with a competitive salary and generous start-up package as well as financial and administrative support for the Brain Health Research Institute.

Kent State has a distinctive blend of research and creative excellence and seeks an energetic and enthusiastic director to augment our national distinction in Brain Health research. With more than 40 faculty across multi-disciplines studying Brain Health, Kent State offers existing researchers, graduate programs, and infrastructure to facilitate the emergence of this Institute. Current areas of strength include neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cognition, stress and mindfulness. Moreover, the Director will have the opportunity to recruit additional faculty to support the Institute and his/her strategic vision.

The successful candidate will possess an exemplary record of research in areas relevant to brain health with a desire to engage broadly with others in the field and to build relationships within and beyond Kent State. The Director will maintain an established extramurally funded research program, while leading, fostering and engaging in collaborative research and building productive relationships with internal and external partners. The Director will also hold the faculty rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in the appropriate department.

To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page personal research statement, and names and contact information of 3 references to: Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. James Blank, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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