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Job ID: VPAA 2015/16 - 4

Natural Sciences

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June 24, 2014

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Open until filled

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VPAA 2015/16 - 4

The Department of Biology at San Diego State University invites applications for a Tenured Professor to be appointed as the Fred Henry Chair of Life Sciences, beginning in 2015

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Molecular Biology or a related field; specifically, aspects of cardiac biology. Examples include signal transduction, cardiac physiology and pathology, immune interactions with the heart, microbial or viral infections of the heart, and applications such as cardioprotection and cardiac regeneration.Experience in externally funded independent research, obtaining funding from private foundations, evidence of sustained federal funding for individual research grants, and experience with multi-investigator research, equipment and facilities grants. International scientific reputation for excellence, excellent communication and leadership skills, an ability to build, lead and oversee interdisciplinary research teams and evidence of productive collaborative research.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Biology and as a full member of the SDSU Heart Institute, they will maintain a well-funded, internationally recognized research program, participate in graduate training programs (Ph.D. and M.S.) and work with other faculty members to develop novel centers of excellence that will attract new faculty, collaborate with faculty members at SDSU and other institutions, to develop new funded research initiatives and to respond creatively and rapidly to new national research funding opportunities in cardiovascular science, as well as enhancing collaboration with translational and clinical centers and to develop collaborative relationships with the San Diego biotechnology industry.

Candidates with experience in and/or commitment to working in a multicultural environment with large numbers of students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles are desired. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/casa/). SDSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is ranked 10th in the nation in conferring baccalaureate degrees to minorities.

Electronic applications should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) curriculum vita including publications, presentations, research summary, past, current, and pending funding and (iii) up to five publications. Applicants should ask to have 3-5 letters of recommendation sent directly to the search committee. Applications should be addressed to:

Fred Henry Chair of Life Sciences
Search Committee
Chris Glembotski, Chair
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7720

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.