Associate Dean and Professor, Division of Biological Sciences (2078-254)

University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
October 03 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Associate Dean and Professor, Division of Biological Sciences (2078-254)


The University of Montana invites applications for the next Associate Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences (DBS). The Associate Dean will serve as the full time administrative leader and spokesperson for the Division. The Associate Dean directs faculty and staff duties, evaluates their performance, allocates resources, develops and implements Divisional budgets and hiring plans, and establishes policies and goals for DBS. We are especially interested in applications from individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.


The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.


The applicant must have the vision, desire, and skill to lead and develop DBS. Requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent in a biological science; record of career performance commensurate with appointment as full professor in DBS; strong administrative and communication skills; leadership ability; administrative experience; and excellence in teaching and research demonstrated by awards, letters of reference, and in-person interviews.


The Program
DBS offers undergraduate, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of biological disciplines, which can be found at The Division consists of 36 tenure track faculty, 10 research faculty, 12 state-supported staff, and 55 graduate students in masters and doctoral degree areas of our two primary graduate programs – Cellular Molecular and Microbial Biology and Organismal Biology Ecology and Evolution. DBS faculty also supervise graduate students in Systems Ecology, the Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, the Neuroscience Program, and the Wildlife Biology Program. The Division is vigorous and growing; DBS faculty received over $10.5 million in new grants in 2016. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


How to Apply
Priority Application Date: October 22, 2018

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