Job Summary/Basic Function Lamar University seeks an energetic and productive Chair for the Department of Biology. Lamar University is a state-supported institution with approximately 15,000 students located in Beaumont, Texas, close to the Gulf of Mexico and 90 minutes from Houston. A part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department offers undergraduate degrees in Biology and Environmental Science, as well as a Master's degree in Biology.
Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience) Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in the biological sciences. A documented record of scholarship, including funded external grants and publications, is required for this senior level appointment. Prior leadership experience is strongly desirable. Applicants should have a documented record of leadership, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
EEO Statement Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Veteran's Preference Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.
Security Sensitive Statement This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar Expectation of Quality Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.
Disclaimer This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.
This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.
Open Date: 11/11/2019 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants The anticipated starting date is Fall 2020. Completed applications are due by February 1, 2020.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, current vita, 3 letters of reference, and statements of: leadership and vision, teaching philosophy, and research interests and accomplishments (not to exceed 4 pages each) to: https://jobs.lamar.edu
Three (3) Letter of Reference must be sent to:
Biology Chair Search c/o Dr. Philip Cole Lamar University P.O. Box 10046 Beaumont, TX 77710
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana