[Zbrafish] Biology Chair Search at UMass Amherst

rolfk via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by karlstrom from bio.umass.edu)
Fri Oct 17 12:35:39 EST 2008

Hi All,

I wanted to spread the word that we are searching for a Department
Chair at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  The position will
come with significant support and some future hires.  The ad is copied
below, feel free email me if there are any questions.



The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst [website: www.bio.umass.edu/biology] seeks a senior level
biologist with a nationally/internationally recognized active research
program in any area of the life sciences, as a tenured full professor
and department chair.  Selection will be based on the combination of
strength of research activity, fit to departmental needs, and
experience and interest in administration.

The University of Massachusetts has a strong commitment to expanding
and strengthening research and training in the life sciences.  These
efforts are bolstered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts $1 billion
Life Sciences Initiative that includes increased faculty recruitment
and capital expansion on the Amherst campus.  The Department of
Biology plays a key role in integrating life sciences activities
across the UMass Amherst campus and provides leadership for four
interdisciplinary life sciences graduate programs: Molecular and
Cellular Biology [www.bio.umass.edu/mcb/], Neuroscience and Behavior
[www.umass.edu/neuro/], Organismic and Evolutionary Biology [http://
www.bio.umass.edu/oeb/], and Plant Biology [www.bio.umass.edu/

Evaluation of applications will begin on October 15, 2008 and continue
until the position is filled.

Applications should include a candidate’s CV and a statement of
research interests, teaching philosophy and departmental
administrative vision.  Candidates will be contacted by the search
committee to arrange for at least three letters of recommendation
after the initial evaluation of applications is completed.
Applications should be sent by email to: Biology Chair Search, c/o Ms.
Cheryl Daggett, Personnel Manager, Dean of the College of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics, Lederle Graduate Research Tower- Room 716,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 [email:
daggett from nsm.umass.edu].  Please include Biology Chair Search in the
subject line.

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged
to apply.  The Biology Department is aggressive in its efforts to hire
candidates who will enhance the diversity and general balance of the
faculty and the sciences.

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