Professor and Department Head

Fort Collins, Colorado
Commensurate with experience
Oct 22, 2019
Nov 21, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Department Head of Biomedical Sciences will provide visionary leadership for over 40 faculty with research and teaching specialties in neurobiology, reproductive biology, endocrinology, general physiology and pathology in humans and animals. Research programs within the department cover a diverse range of topics with approaches spanning from the single-molecule level to whole-animal physiology in invertebrate models, rodents and large animals and is supported by extensive extramural support from Federal agencies, foundations and industry sponsors. As far as possible, research programs are integrated with teaching missions that serve a large number of undergraduate, graduate and professional veterinary students within the Department and across campus. The next Department Head of Biomedical Sciences will facilitate ongoing and burgeoning initiatives including the establishment of a College-wide undergraduate major, establishment of medical school curriculum to support a collaborative MD program with the University of Colorado, deployment and commercialization of virtual reality approaches to anatomy education, and increasing participation in, and oversight of, extensive outreach programs.

PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline

Academic accomplishments that merit appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure

Evidence demonstrating the following attributes:
1. Proven leadership ability, including the ability to work with a diverse team to design, build, maintain, and consistently improve organizational culture, model ideal behaviors, hold people accountable to clearly delineated expectations, remove obstacles people may experience to completing their work.
2. Vision, including the ability to craft and articulate an inclusive, and meaningful picture of the future for a program.
3. Outstanding communication skills, including interpersonal, writing, presentation, and listening skills.
4. Consistent drive and execution, including the ability to build and sustain momentum to move toward goals in a collaborative environment.
5. Leadership of successful research programs and extramural funding, publication and mentorship.
6. Commitment to enhancing undergraduate, graduate, veterinary and human medical education and biomedical research.
7. Commitment to enhancing the diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, and staff.