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Biology Department Head

Utah State University College of Science
Logan, Utah
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Dec 31, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology
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Full Time
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Utah State University invites nominations and applications for the Head of the Department of Biology in the College of Science.  The successful applicant will be expected to provide strong leadership and a vision for enhancing the national prominence of the department, including strengthening of the department’s research activities and managing growth in undergraduate and graduate student enrollments.  Duties are 75% administration and 25% research/teaching/extension/service. 

Primary responsibilities of the Department Head include, but are not limited to:  Leadership in the department’s teaching, research, extension, and service activities. Administrative responsibility for the department’s organizational performance. Promote the department within and outside the University.

Minimum Qualifications:  Earned PhD in Biology or related discipline relevant to the department. Stature or experience equivalent to the academic rank of full professor. Evidence of excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Sincere appreciation for the accomplishments of others. Capacity to provide leadership to support and promote excellence in teaching, research, service, and extension. Demonstrated experience in teaching and pedagogy, research/scholarship, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduates. Proficiency for program administration and evaluation, curriculum improvement, fiscal management, collaboration with stakeholders. Ability to articulate, advocate, and effectively represent the needs, vision, and goals of the department to a variety of audiences including college and university administration. Appreciation for or understanding of the land-grant mission and statewide reach of Utah State University. Demonstrated commitment to build inclusive environments for students, faculty, and staff.

This position start date is July 1, 2023.  Application review will begin January 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for vision for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for a minimum of 5 references.

Inquiries and nominations should be sent via email to Ricardo Ramirez and Susannah French, search committee co-chairs.

Applications should be submitted online.


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