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Dagmar Sternad
01-07-2009, 02:56 AM
Professor and Department Chair in Biology
Northeastern University, Boston MA

Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of
Biology at Northeastern University
(http://www.biology.neu.edu/index.html). The successful candidate will
lead a dynamic department that plays a key role in the research and
educational missions of the University.

The Biology Department includes 27 tenured and tenure track faculty.
Approximately 1000 undergraduates are enrolled in the Biology, the
Biochemistry, and the Behavioral Neuroscience majors. Our graduate
programs serve 50 PhD students, and the Biology department participates in
Professional MS programs in Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, and
Marine Biology.

We are searching for a scholar who will lead the continued development of
our department and complement and expand our research programs both
intramurally and externally. Research interests in the department are
diverse and interdisciplinary and span the spectrum from organismal to
molecular biology. Important assets of the Biology Department are the
Marine Science Center, an internationally recognized research and
educational institution dedicated to the study of marine systems, the
Antimicrobial Discovery Center and the New England Inflammation and Tissue
Protection Institute. Existing interdisciplinary initiatives include
Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Sensing and Imaging, and Nanotechnology, with
participants from Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Physics, Engineering and
the College of Health Sciences.

Northeastern University occupies a vibrant 67-acre campus in the heart of
Boston, surrounded by other leading educational, health care,
technological, and research institutions, as well as world-renowned venues
for art and music. The campus has received an American Institute of
Architects award for "most beautiful new or renovated exterior space."

A competitive startup package will be provided. Please send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for five
references, and a brief description of research interests to
biojobs@neu.edu. Candidate must have experience in, or a demonstrated
commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a
culturally diverse work and educational environment. For informal
discussions regarding the post, please contact Professor Geoffrey
Trussell, Chair of the Search Committee, g.trussell@neu.edu.

The earliest anticipated start date is July 1, 2009. Review of
applications will begin February 1, 2009 and continue until the position
is filled.

List of responsibilities

The chair will provide effective oversight of a dynamic department with
major potential for growth and development; leadership in expansion of
research and teaching activities including interdisciplinary programs;
mentoring of faculty; an active role in University development efforts;
and effective advocacy for the Department at the highest levels of the
University.

Qualifications

PhD in Biology or related field. Nationally recognized scientific leader
who has an on-going record of competitive research funding. Candidates
must have excellent leadership skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Candidates from groups underrepresented in science are especially
encouraged to apply.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern
University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and
persons with disabilities.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to biojobs@neu.edu. For
informal discussions regarding the post, candidates may contact Professor
Geoffrey Trussell, g.trussell@neu.edu.