The University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine (SOM) invites nominations and applications for the Department Chair of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology (MPP). MPP has a long history of excellence in basic research in cardiovascular biology, and has consistently been a productive department not only within the SOM, but also on the entire MU campus. The research environment at MU is comprehensive, combining Colleges of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Law and others on one campus, which fosters the development of interdisciplinary scientific interactions that enhance both research and training opportunities for faculty and students alike. Indeed, MU MPP share faculty with three departments and the interdisciplinary Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center (DCRC), exemplifying our collaborative approach to research. MU has supported the development of state-of-the-art Research Core Facilities, providing instrumentation and high-throughput capabilities in genomics, mass spectrometry, imaging (confocal, super resolution, light and electron microscopy), transgenic animal generation (particularly mouse, rat and pig), live animal micro-PET and micro-CT imaging, and structural biology (NMR, X-ray crystallography, membership in a synchrotron beamline consortium, and access to Krios-level cryoEM instrumentation). The department shares state-of-the-art imaging (multiphoton confocal and atomic force microscopy), molecular biology, and small animal phenotyping (including ultrasound, in vivo perfusion monitoring, telemetery, behavior assessment etc) core facilities with the DCRC. Our faculty direct a robust graduate program and are internationally known for their research activities. MU, the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System, is located in Columbia, midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Columbia is a vibrant, family-oriented community consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in the nation. For additional information, visit https://medicine.missouri.edu/departments/medical-pharmacology-and-physiology and https://columbiamochamber.com/columbia/.
Responsibilities: The Department Chair is responsible for directing all aspects of the Department. We seek a dynamic individual who will provide vision, leadership and guidance for academic and research programs; recruit and retain a diverse world-class faculty, high-caliber students, postdoctoral fellows and staff; develop resources to strengthen the long-term viability, efficiency, and effectiveness of the department's research and teaching programs; promote collaborative research within the department and across MU, fostering interactions amongst basic science investigators, clinical faculty and clinician-scientists; administer the departmental budget; support/lead external development opportunities; be an advocate for the department; and mentor faculty at different stages of their career. The successful candidate will be expected to have and maintain a strong extramurally funded research program and to participate in departmental teaching.
Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate
Preferred Qualifications: Academic accomplishments that merit appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure; a history of extramural funding and an established record of excellence in teaching and research. Prior administrative experience or leadership at successive levels of responsibility; an understanding and commitment to the mission of an AAU Research 1 university and the School of Medicine mission; experience with external stakeholders at the state, federal and international levels; commitment to shared governance, collegiality, and continual professional development for faculty and staff; commitment to leading departmental discussions regarding departmental vision and strategic plans with a particular emphasis on translational research strategies; desire to lead developmental activities and cultivate alumni and donor relations. demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators; commitment to innovative strategies in diversity and inclusion initiatives as it applies to faculty, staff and students; familiar with national trends in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education; passionate about improving education for all students; a strong collaboration record and willingness to collaborate with others; and a willingness to adopt a transparent, open-minded, respectful and approachable leadership style.
All applicants must apply online: Submit: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) A two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans; (4) A narrative of administrative and leadership philosophy, including a statement describing efforts to increase diversity and inclusion; (5) A narrative of teaching philosophy; and (6) Names and contact information of four references (Candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted).
For information, contact Dr. Frederick Fraunfelder, Chair of Search Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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