Department of Biology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill the following positions in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology.

Tracking ID#: F010690

POSITION: Chair of the Department of Biology

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have an outstanding record of research accomplishment, wide national visibility, and demonstrated leadership experience. The Chair must be committed to excellence in teaching, including support of innovative learning paradigms. The Department seeks candidates who use cellular and molecular approaches to investigate basic biological questions with application in the health sciences. The Chair will have an exemplary record of scholarly achievement, a vibrant record in externally funded research (including NIH support), and outstanding leadership qualities and administrative abilities. It is expected that candidates for this position will have an earned doctorate in the biological sciences and experience sufficient to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Full Professor. The Chair will work with the faculty toward a vision for the future of the Department and toward further advancement of its program through a continuing commitment to excellence in discovery and learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Baylor Biology is building a world-class faculty with emphasis on innovative research as a path to discovery of new knowledge. The chair will advance the department's prominence in research and education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The chair will lead an expansion in the department's research in cell and molecular biology with novel applications in the health sciences. The chair will provide active leadership that sustains the diverse group of current faculty investigating fundamental biological science in its many aspects, including ecology and organismal biology. The Chair should have a clear, strategic vision for further advancing the research and education programs in the Department.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation to:

Martin M. Baker, Vice President
Baker and Associates, LLC
4799 Olde Towne Parkway, Suite 202
Marietta, GA 30068

Materials may be submitted electronically to:

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