Chair, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences

CUNY School of Medicine
New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
April 25 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Chair, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences

CUNY School of Medicine

The City College of New York

New York, NY

CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) and The City College of New York (CCNY) invite inquiries, nominations and applications for the Chair, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS). Reporting to the Dean of the Medical School, the Chair will provide vision and leadership to build on the successes of distinguished faculty across this mission-driven school of medicine.

The CSOM has four integrated departments: 1) Molecular, Cellular, Biomedical Sciences (MCBS); 2) Community Health and Social Medicine (CHASM); 3) Medical Education; and 4) Clinical Medicine.  In order to fully realize CSOM’s commitment to educate and train the next generation of clinicians, the new chair of MCBS will promote excellence in basic science research and lead the basic science integration to envision a collaborative and productive team of research scientists and educators who contribute to the generation of new knowledge and translation to improve human health. The new chair will also build and expand the collaborative research partnership with clinicians at the clinical sites; St. Barnabas Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital.

The CUNY School of Medicine is a seven-year BS/MD program which admitted its first class in 2016. The program is based on the success of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education founded in 1973 specifically to address societal issues related to care of the underserved and the numbers of underrepresented minority physicians. Its transformation into becoming a fully accredited medical school has created exciting opportunities for growth and expansion.

Candidates should hold a terminal degree in a biomedical science field and demonstrate a strong track record in scholarly publications, have a strong on-going research program, success in obtaining and maintaining external research support, evidence of faculty and student mentoring, and experience in medical and graduate education.  The ideal candidate will understand the importance of research and scholarship as part of the strong educational mission of the Department and possess administrative experience in an academic medical center.  The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of fostering internal and external collaborative partnerships; be committed to a collaborative and transparent leadership style and have a passion for the school’s special mission of training competent, highly skilled medical practitioners who provide quality health services to underserved communities, as well as recruiting and educating a diverse and talented pool of students. 

Additional information about the CUNY School of Medicine may be found at Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited through CCNY’s consultants Joyce De Leo, PhD or Jeff Schroetlin with Witt/Kieffer at The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Sarah Olsen at 630-575-6177.

In addition, to be fully considered, CUNY requires all candidates to apply directly through their site CUNYFirst:

CCNY values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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