University of Maryland Eastern Shore
The Department of Natural Sciences seeks an innovative and energetic Chair. The position is a full-time, twelve-month position. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications. The Chair will report to the Dean, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences.
The Department offers BS degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Science and MS and PhD in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science and Toxicology and MS in Chemistry.
Responsibilities: The Chair provides leadership within the Department, effectively represents programs in the Department to the University, and promotes a collective vision within the Department. Major responsibilities include the development of a productive, and collaborative atmosphere; recruiting, hiring, mentoring and evaluating faculty and staff; careful stewardship of department resources; working cooperatively with faculty to develop and implement learning technologies appropriate for a diverse student body; program leadership in developing externally funded new and innovative programs at the undergraduate and graduate level; provide meaningful approaches for resolving faculty and student concerns; represent the Department within the University, the University system and the greater community. The Chair will teach courses consistent with Department needs. The Chair provides administrative leadership, management and stewardship to enable the Department to fulfill its responsibilities and goals. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in a discipline represented within the programs in the department. Candidate must have a record of scholarly achievements, including a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, receiving and managing competitive external funding, effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and advising graduate students at a level that will qualify the individual to be tenured as an associate professor in the Department. Candidates must show evidence of administrative ability and experience in academia, including the ability to lead through effectively working and communicating with faculty, staff and students in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment. Candidates must have a strong commitment to student learning and faculty innovation in achieving learning to enhance undergraduate student performance, particularly in retention and graduation rates. Candidates must have a commitment to promote faculty development and strengthen the research efforts of a multidisciplinary department, and be familiar with current compliance and certification standards in science. Candidates must show strong leadership and communication skills including writing skills and public speaking to diverse audiences and have highly developed interpersonal skills. Demonstrated capacity in strategic planning and implementation with measurable outcomes is desired. Ability to get along with others required. Note: Individuals with degrees outside of the US may be subject to verification. Verification of degree is the responsibility of the candidate.
Resumes should be received by October 15, 2012 for the first round of review. The position is available January 2, 2013 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Review will continue until the position is filled. Interested, qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including list of refereed and non refereed publications, a statement of teaching with contemporary technologies and teaching philosophy, current research and future research plans, and documentation of teaching effectiveness, and have three professional letters of recommendation sent to:
Department of Human Resources
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
UMES is an EEO/AA employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and enforces a no smoking policy applicable to all campus building. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.