Department Chair of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
|Job Title||Department Chair of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry|
|Working Title||Department Chair|
|Department Name||7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry|
|Work Location||Lexington, KY|
|Type of Position||Faculty|
|Position Time Status||Full-Time|
|Tenure Track Status||Tenure Track|
|Required Education|| |
PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent.
|Required Related Experience|| |
|Required License/Registration/Certification|| |
|Job Summary|| |
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of chair to lead the highly ranked department of molecular and cellular biochemistry.
The UK College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with a successful record of achievement in academic research in biochemistry or appropriately related fields. Exceptional accomplishments as a researcher and academician are a must as the chair’s duties will include continuing their own research program as well as supervising and maintaining academic activities.
The predominant criteria for appointment as chair include a national reputation for research, and the proven ability to mentor faculty while training future leaders in biochemistry. A successful candidate will be a nationally-prominent academic leader and role model with an established record of excellence in research, education, and mentorship.
The successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and an effective advocate for the department and its faculty. The candidate should have experience developing collaborative initiatives and the personal characteristics needed to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader University faculty. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator. Prior extensive administrative experience as a department chair, vice chair, or director of graduate studies or equivalent is preferred.
The College of Medicine seeks qualified applicants who value its missions and share its commitment to creating an environment in which diversity is valued, inclusion is imperative, and belonging is foundational. As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.
DEPARTMENT CHAIR ANTICIPATED DUTIES
This position is established in keeping with the mission statement of the UK College of Medicine.
The College of Medicine promotes a diverse and inclusive environment that provides excellence in education, equitable health care, and transformative research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond.
Scope of Role
As a position of oversight, the chair of molecular and cellular biochemistry will ensure that department faculty work in conjunction with one another and with other groups across the college and campus, sharing research resources whenever possible. This will also include administrative, teaching, laboratory, and mentoring support. The chair will work closely to maximize the net yield of each project and avoid segregation or duplication of work in multiple isolated units.
Ideal Candidate Experience and Attributes:
The DIReCT values are:
Questions and inquiries can be directed to Lisa Tannock, MD, senior associate dean for faculty affairs, at email@example.com . All applications will be handled in a secure, sensitive, and confidential manner.
The position is open until filled. Please include a CV, cover letter, and specific request detailed below, with the application.
Details in regards to Specific Request 1:
Please upload a statement addressing the following: research interest, teaching philosophy, leadership vision, and approach on diversity and inclusion.
|Skills / Knowledge / Abilities|
|Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?||Yes|
|Deadline to Apply|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|University Community of Inclusion|| |
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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