College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

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: Veterinary Medicine
Microbiology
Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Genomics / Computational Biology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/02/01, updated 2018/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be 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.


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:
www.vet.cornell.edu
email
607-253-3649
 
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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