Head, Department of Biology

Texas A&M University-Department of Biology
College Station, Texas
January 13 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A national search is underway to identify outstanding candidates for Head of the Department of Biology at Texas A&M University, the fourth largest university in the nation with more than 50,000 students, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked fourth among public universities and a top 20 research enterprise.

The Department of Biology currently has 40 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 14 academic professional track faculty, 39 staff, 1600 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate students. Further information about the Department, its faculty and its facilities can be found at https://www.bio.tamu.edu.

We seek candidates who have an internationally recognized research program, demonstrated experience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and scholarship, a broad perspective of biology disciplines, and proven leadership skills. The Head reports to the Dean of the College of Science and is responsible for the Department’s administrative, budgetary and personnel matters. The Head will be responsible for implementing our strategic plan (https://www.bio.tamu.edu/strategic-plan/) to raise five cutting-edge research areas within the biological sciences at Texas A&M University to preeminence. The Head will also promote high standards for continued growth, excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate education. The position requires a Ph.D. in Biology or related field and a record of scholarship and teaching consistent with the level of professor at a major research university.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV and statements of research accomplishments, teaching perspective and administrative philosophy online at http://apply.interfolio.com/82061. Review of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Paul Hardin at headsearch@biol.tamu.edu.

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