Missouri University of Science and Technology — Chair, Biological Sciences

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences to begin Fall Semester, 2017.  This search is taking place during an exciting time of rapid growth for the department, and the successful candidate will play a major role in further growth of the program in accordance with Missouri S&T’s Strategic Plan (http://strategicplan.mst.edu/). Candidates must have a Ph.D., a strong publication record, and an active, externally funded research program in an area of biological sciences. They must be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor and must provide evidence of their accomplishments in research, teaching, and administrative activities. The successful candidate should have administrative experience at or above the program or department level; experience conducting or fostering interdisciplinary research/education; and mentoring students, staff, and faculty. The ideal candidate should also have experience in the planning and implementation of major infrastructure improvements and/or development.

Missouri S&T, one of four campuses comprising the University of Missouri, enrolls approximately 6,800 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students and is among the top technological research universities in the country.  Its 284-acre campus, about 90 minutes from the city of St. Louis, is situated amid the scenic Missouri Ozarks. The Department of Biological Sciences offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology and an M.S. degree in Applied and Environmental Biology. Biology faculty and students are affiliated with several campus interdisciplinary research and education centers and have funding from NIH, NASA, US Forest Service, Missouri Research Board, and Missouri Department of Higher Education. The chair will be expected to take the lead on several exciting opportunities in the coming years: a proposed Ph.D. program in Integrative Biosciences and Biotechnology, revision of the undergraduate curriculum, a newly established field station, a growing partnership with the regional medical center, and plans for a new building.  Additional information on the department is available on the web at http://biosci.mst.edu.

Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and complete information for three references to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resources Office at http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ The cover letter should discuss administrative experience, leadership philosophy, research achievements, future goals, and teaching statement. The three professional references should be sent to: Dr. Dev Niyogi (niyogid@mst.edu). Review of applications will begin November 15th.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology
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1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409

Missouri S&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.