The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites applications for the position of Professor and Head, Department of Pathobiology. The Head is a senior member of the college administrative team and will be expected to provide visionary leadership in a large and diverse campus environment that emphasizes academic excellence and fulfillment of the Land Grant missions. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month position with the responsibility to promote excellence in research across a diverse basic science faculty with programs that span pathogen biology, molecular mechanisms of infection, host-pathogen interactions and immunity, vaccine design and development, and ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a currently active and robust research program, a sustained record of external funding reflective of a distinguished biomedical scientist, and a strong professional record compatible with an appointment of full professor with tenure. Requirements include a PhD, MD, or DVM degree or their equivalent, and demonstrated excellence in biomedical research and veterinary and/or human medical education. The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated leadership, organizational, and administrative skills, including fiscal responsibility and personnel management, to advance the department’s research and education missions in a diverse and inclusive environment. The individual must have the ability to articulate a vision to lead the development and growth of the department, including consensus building and fostering teamwork in accomplishing department goals.
Duties: The Head will be responsible for the execution of departmental, college, and university policies, will direct departmental activities, and will maintain and foster high standards of scholarly activity. They will initiate and supervise the departmental recruiting, retention, mentoring, engagement, promotion, and tenure activities, and will have responsibility for the fiscal oversight of the department. We are fully committed to and proactive in creating a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students, and we seek an individual who will actively support this goal. More information about the Pathobiology department can be found at: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/research/departments/pathobiology/.
Professional opportunities: The University of Illinois is one of the premier public research universities in the country, known for its uniquely multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment, ideal for building basic, translational, and applied research excellence in biomedical sciences. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an expert faculty with diverse and complementary interests in the areas of infectious diseases, reproductive biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and cancer biology. The Pathobiology faculty enjoy many opportunities to collaborate with researchers across campus in such fields as chemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering, and agriculture, focused on newly emerging solutions to the world’s health problems.
Personal opportunities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus offers state-of-the-art research facilities and programs that include the Beckman Institute, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Cancer Center at Illinois, and the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, which provides facilities for high-throughput screening, flow cytometry and sorting, next generation sequencing and genomics, imaging (including fMRI), transgenic mice, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, proteomics, and metabolomics. The campus has outstanding lab animal and agricultural animal facilities and boasts superb computational resources at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics. Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life paired with a low cost of living (http://www.yourewelcomecu.com/cu-community/ ).
How to Apply: To receive full consideration, applications and related documents should be received by March 1, 2019. Please create your application through https://go.illinois.edu/Pathobiology_Dept_Head. Upload application materials, including your application letter, resume, research statement, and names and email contact information for three references. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Additional information may be obtained from Dr. James Slauch (Search Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anticipated starting date is on or around August 16, 2019. This is a security-sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.