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Department Chair of Biological Sciences Professor in Systems Biology Southern Methodist University open

The Department of Biological Sciences at SMU invites applications for the position of Departmental Chair (Position No. 6024), starting in August 2013. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree, a strong record of academic achievement and extramural funding, experience in graduate student education, and enthusiasm for mentoring faculty. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will lead a transformation of the department into one with a strong emphasis in Systems Biology. This effort will include the hiring of several additional faculty members, including at least one endowed chair, and the creation of a vibrant Systems group that will also complement existing departmental strengths. Resources available include high-performance computing facilities and opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions with faculty conducting relevant research in other departments. For further information please visit our website (http://smu.edu/biology). Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels will be considered. Applications may be submitted electronically or by letter, and should include a statement of interest, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three professional references. To ensure full consideration, the application must be received by December 1, 2012, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent to Steven Vik, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750376, Dallas, Texas 75275 or to svik @ smu.edu.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. We particularly welcome applications from minority and women scholars. SMU is also committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

posted 2012.11.14