Biological Sciences Department Head position

Peter Okkema okkema at
Tue Sep 21 04:59:47 EST 2004

Department Head
Biological Sciences
The University of Illinois at Chicago

Applications and nominations are being sought for the position of Head 
of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois 
at Chicago (UIC). The Head is the chief administrative officer of the 
Department, with overall responsibility for faculty and staff 
recruitment, budget, promotion and instruction. The Head is expected to 
provide strong leadership for the Department in research, teaching, and 
public service programs.

The Department of Biological Sciences has 32 faculty, over 120 graduate 
students, and approximately 1,500 undergraduate majors. Major 
subdivisions of the Department include cell and developmental biology, 
ecology and evolution, molecular biology, and neurobiology. UIC, a 
Carnegie Doctoral / Research – Extensive institution located in the 
heart of Chicago, has a diverse student body of 16,012 undergraduate, 
6,825 graduate, and 2,391 professional students.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be eligible 
for appointment at the rank of full professor. A strong record in 
research and university teaching, a demonstrated commitment to equality 
of opportunity, and substantial leadership and organizational skills are 
required. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to 
apply. The desired appointment date is August 16, 2005.

Applications should be received by December 3, 2004, to receive full 
consideration, although the search will proceed until the position is 
filled. Materials, including a full curriculum vitae and names and 
addresses of four references, should be directed to:

Professors Neil Sturchio and Jeremy Teitelbaum, Co-Chairs
Biological Sciences Headship Search Committee
c/o College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (m/c 228)
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7104
Email: jeremy at

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 

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