Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, Maine (US)
Not specified
October 11 2018
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
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Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences

The University of New England (UNE), College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) invites applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position of Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS).  Reporting to the Dean of the COM, the Chair of BMS provides leadership and vision to the Department and COM, ensuring the department and its members meet the academic, scholarly, and service missions of the College.

The Chair will have a critical role within COM and UNE in enhancing research and educational activities and providing the infrastructure necessary for these academic missions to expand and prosper.  The Chair will work collaboratively with the COM's Dean, the Associate Deans for Research and Scholarship, Academic Affairs, and Clinical Education, Clinical Chairs and other senior leadership within COM and UNE to increase and support integrated biomedical science, clinical and InterProfessional curriculum, and biomedical science research in alignment with the vision and mission of UNE.  

UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, non-profit osteopathic medical school located in Biddeford, Maine.  Founded in 1978, the COM remains the only medical school in the state of Maine and the only osteopathic medical school in New England.  UNE COM grants the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

One of four departments within the COM, the Department of BMS is dedicated to delivering innovative, interdisciplinary, and integrated medical curriculum with expertise in pharmacology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, immunology, anatomy, and physiology.  The department’s faculty supports a robust research program that investigates the neurobiology of pain, the limbic system and developmental neurobiology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, immunology and infectious diseases, and medical education.

Candidates must have a Ph.D.; have conducted research in a biomedical science field/medical discipline; and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure.  The successful candidate must also demonstrate: 1) progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic environment, 2) recognition for achievement in research, educational and/or clinical pursuits, 3) experience with InterProfessional Education (IPE) and practice, and 4) the ability and experience to work collaboratively with colleagues in the COM and across UNE.  The successful candidate will be a persuasive communicator with strong and highly effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter which should be sent electronically to  Inquiries may be addressed to Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. or Claudia Teschky, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search, at 630-990-1370.


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