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Advertisement for Biology Chair Position (fwd)

S. LAURA ADAMKEWICZ ladamkew at osf1.gmu.edu
Mon Nov 3 01:27:38 EST 1997

My department is seeking a new chair.  Both nominations and applications
from the molecular evolution community are very welcome.  The ad has
appeared, or soon will, in Science.

=  Laura Adamkewicz                    e-mail   ladamkew at gmu.edu   =
=  Dept. of Biology                    tel      703-993-1047       =
=  George Mason University             fax      703-993-1046       =
=  Fairfax, VA 22030  USA                                          =
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George Mason University, Department of Biology seeks nominations and
candidates for the CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT.The department seeks
an individual with dynamic leadership capability, an understanding of
university citizenship, demonstrated administrative experience, and
outstanding credentials.  The successful individual will have the vision to
lead the department in a college with a new Dean and a university with a
new President, both of whom are interested in strong leadership for the future
of one of the college's largest departments.  The individual who holds the
position will have an opportunity to make significant contributions to the
development of the direction of the college and the university.

Candidates should be able to promote academic excellence within the
department, increase the current level of external funding, and promote
interdisciplinary initiatives with other academic units within the college, the
Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology, the Institute for
Computational Sciences and Informatics, the Krasnow Institute, and the
Institute for Public Policy.

The department is committed to preparing students with a sound liberal arts
curriculum with substantial experience in quantitative and analytical thought
along with preparation for a related profession.  It has 30 full-time faculty and
offers BA and BS degrees in Biology, BS in Medical Technology, a MS
degree in Biology and a PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy.

George Mason University is the state university for northern Virginia and is
located in the metropolitan Washington DC area and has an approximate
enrollment of 24,000.  The University's and Department's homepage
addresses are http://www.gmu.edu/ and http://www.gmu.edu/Biology.

Applicants should send a letter of interest in the position a curriculum vita,
and the names of three references (references will not be contacted without
permission from the applicant).  Nominators should send a letter and a copy
of the vita of the nominee.  Send materials to Chair, Search Committee,
Department of Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA  22030.  The
search committee will begin a review of applications on December 15, 1997
and continue until the position is filled.  George Mason University is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

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