Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Position ID:Cornell-DeansOffice-MICHAIR [#10804]
Position Title: Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Veterinary Medicine
Genomics / Computational Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/02/01, finished 2019/02/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

RESPONSIBILITIES • Provide academic leadership and administrative support for the teaching and research programs of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology; • Establish an interface between the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and initiatives on campus, including Life Sciences; • Develop and implement (in cooperation with faculty) realistic and ambitious goals to strengthen both departmental and college programs; • Recruit and retain excellent faculty and encourage and provide opportunity for continuous professional development of all faculty and staff; • Monitor the progress of junior faculty and, in conjunction with other senior faculty, develop effective mentoring relationships. Actively seek performance feedback through a variety of formal and informal mechanisms; • Promote interdepartmental programs in both the College and University, in teaching and research, including contributing in an appropriate way to the veterinary professional curriculum of the College of Veterinary Medicine; • Ensure that the teaching workload is distributed appropriately among faculty, and that sufficient teaching is available to support the curriculum for graduate and professional students as well; • Develop and administer an annual budget; • Participate in and facilitate efforts toward fundraising for the Department and College; • Participate in administrative activities of the College; • Maintain a sufficient level of scholarly activity in his/her area of expertise; • Serve as a citizen and advocate of the Department, the College, and the University; • Lead and participate in activities that promote collegiality among faculty, and among faculty, staff and students; • Align his/her own goals with those of the Departmental faculty, the College, and the Dean, in order to create a collaborative action plan supported and facilitated throughout all levels of the organization; and • Bring to the Dean/Associate Dean opportunities for departmental advancement (especially those that might benefit from the Dean’s assistance, advocacy or resources).

QUALIFICATIONS • Applicants should have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D. or equivalent degree and a sustained, high caliber, extramurally-funded research program; • An outstanding record of achievement in teaching and research appropriate to the interests of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the College of Veterinary Medicine • Demonstrated academic-leadership qualities appropriate to appointment to the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology; • Distinguished teaching and research accomplishments sufficient to qualify for an academic appointment as a tenured professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology; and • A record of active participation in professional organizations.

CANDIDATE QUALITIES • An unbiased and genuine appreciation of all intellectual fields and interests within the department; • An appreciation for the potential of veterinary medicine to benefit the scientific community and society. An understanding of and commitment to:

o The educational goals and approach of the professional curriculum of the College of Veterinary Medicine; and o The research mission of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the College of Veterinary Medicine;

• An ability to recognize, embrace, and facilitate change; • A desire and ability to contribute as a scholar in addition to performing necessary administrative duties; • A genuine commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in accordance with the policies of Cornell University and the College of Veterinary Medicine; • A positive and optimistic view of the faculty and department, including an exemplary ability to engage faculty members of the department/college and others in productive dialogue and a shared vision; and • Ability to develop and articulate a vision of the Department’s academic and research programs.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Dr. Maurine Linder
c/o Patricia Janhonen
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Office of the Dean - Box 44
Ithaca, NY 13843-6401

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