The Department of Biomedical Sciences seeks a highly collaborative, inclusive leader to fill the position of Department Head. The Department of Biomedical Sciences was created in 2012 via the merger of three existing basic science departments (Anatomy/Pathology/Microbiology & Immunology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Physiology & Pharmacology). There are 27 faculty in Biomedical Sciences divided equally among the tenure-track/tenured research focused faculty, and the academic track (non-tenured) education or research focused faculty. The Head of Biomedical Sciences is expected to play a significant role in overseeing and developing a vigorous BMS department consistent with the mission of the Duluth Campus as part of the University of Minnesota Medical School, described below.
Today the BMS department has over $2,000,000 in total annual grant funding (NIH, DOD, Foundations) with strong programs in neuroscience and cancer biology in addition to other areas such as Lyme disease and transcriptional stress (https://biomedical.umn.edu/). Several faculty members hold endowed professorships or prestigious awards from NIH such as the R35 Outstanding Investigator grant. The department also has active R01 and R15 grants. Training grants for scientific pipeline development reside within the department. The department plays a key role in community engagement with programs in Brain Awareness and Elementary Science education provided for schools across Northern Minnesota. A fully staffed animal facility is located on campus and access to all University equipment and cores are available as needed including research core facilities on the UMN campus in the Twin Cities. Pre and Post award support is also available in addition to a local sponsored program administration. The Duluth-based Associate Dean for Research supports the department with a team that provides facility support and equipment management in partnership with the department head. The Biomedical Sciences head will receive a recruitment package to provide support for his or her own research needs in addition to helping the department grow its research and education programs through faculty recruitments. Areas of interest include our existing strengths in neuroscience and cancer, as well as areas that would complement the existing research.
The head will have a significant impact on the faculty, curriculum, research direction and collaborations in fulfilling the missions of the Campus and Medical School. The opportunities and expectations for this position include:
Candidates for this position should provide a Curriculum Vitae, a one-page statement of research goals, and a cover letter that describes why the applicant is interested in the position of Department Head and what past leadership and/or administrative positions the applicant has held.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply on-line at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Search by Job Information: Job ID 327886 – Head (With Faculty Rank)
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This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and should be submitted by March 1 for best consideration.
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