Chair, Department of Hematopoietic Biology & Malignancy
The Department of Hematopoietic Biology & Malignancy within the Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks a chair to oversee all department functions and operations. The department works in close collaboration with the members of the clinical departments within the Division of Cancer Medicine as well as with the leaders of the MD Anderson Moon Shot Platforms Program disease sites and enabling platforms to advance meritorious projects from concept to clinic. The department chair is responsible for providing administrative leadership for all areas of the department, including, but not limited to, basic and translational research programs; faculty development and evaluation; integration of educational programs; finance and budget; and long-range strategic planning. The chair will mentor and provide career development opportunities for department faculty and trainees, and foster their growth in research, academic, and professional areas. The chair will also represent the department, division, and institution in local, regional, state, and national matters.
To provide leadership and accomplish the mission of the Department of Hematopoietic Biology & Malignancy, ideal applicants should:
- Be known nationally and internationally in their research field;
- Demonstrate skills in programmatic development and evaluation, including negotiation of agreements with clinical or industry partners;
- Have research objectives that complement and contribute to the research-driven patient care mission of the institution;
- Demonstrate administrative competence to ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of the department, resolving operational issues, and managing financial and human resources;
- Have experience as an academic role model for faculty and trainees; and
- Show commitment to the continued support and growth of the department, its faculty, and its mission.
Ideal applicants must be established in the field of research related to stem cells, hematopoiesis, lymphopoiesis and adaptive immune responses against hematopoietic cells, malignant transformation, therapeutic and immunotherapeutic targeting of malignant cells, and translational research. Candidates should be at the rank of full professor or comparable administrative position and have demonstrated considerable ability and meaningful contributions in education and training, and successful mentoring of trainees and junior faculty.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution required. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourages women and minorities to apply. Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and three professional references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications (2‐3 pages) by May 17, 2021 through https://jobs.mdanderson.org Enter requisition #138500.
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