Chairperson Associate or Full Professor (Tenured) Department of Biology College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Provide dynamic collegial leadership to a department with a dedicated faculty and staff. Fulfill the role and responsibilities of a chairperson as defined in the Faculty Handbook, including officially representing the department's interests on- and off-campus, evaluating faculty and staff, managing budgets, providing curricular leadership, and ensuring that the needs of students are met.
Chairperson Assignment: One-half of the workload will be devoted to teaching. Of particular interest is expertise in organismal-level zoology or botany; however, applicants with expertise in any area represented in the department will be considered. One-half of the workload will be devoted to administrative responsibilities including but not limited to:
Administration of 16 full-time faculty members, 37 graduate students, and approximately 710 undergraduate students
Oversight of undergraduate and graduate programs in biology
Development and maintenance of productive relationships with external constituents
Administration of facilities, personnel, and budget
Demonstration of leadership in keeping with the University's mission
Advocating for the department in the academic environment
Teaching, service, and scholarship activities
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited, or government-certified university)
Experience in leadership or administration of undergraduate and graduate programs
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service
Evidence of involvement in professional organizations
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff, and community
Demonstrated effective communication skills
Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.
Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. Recognizing its responsibility for excellence in teaching and student learning, the University supports a wide array of on-and off-campus instructional, research, and public service programs that address the intellectual, professional, personal, social, and cultural needs of its constituent groups. As a multi-purpose institution, the University achieves its educational goals through the offering of degree programs and other learning experiences to its varied constituents. Southeast is an “engaged” university supporting a wide array of research and public service programs that enrich and extend the learning environment. Southeast Missouri State University strives to provide students with high-quality, accessible and affordable educational programs responsive to the needs of the region, the nation, and the world.