Founding Dean


Founding Dean

College of Mathematics and Sciences

Westfield State University

Westfield, Massachusetts

Westfield State University seeks a visionary, collaborative, and dynamic leader to serve as its Founding Dean of the College of Mathematics and Sciences. This is a momentous time to join the Westfield community as it welcomes three founding deans to help achieve great aspirations for the future.

Founded in 1838, Westfield State University is a comprehensive, four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts. Launched by Horace Mann, a noted educator and social reformer, Westfield was established as the first public, co-educational college in America to exist without barrier to race, gender, or economic class. Enrolling 5,000 undergraduates, 600 part-time students, and 800 graduate students, Westfield strives to foster intellectual curiosity, encourage critical thinking, inspire civic engagement, and promote a global perspective.

As the chief executive and academic officer for the newly created College of Mathematics and Sciences, the Dean is responsible for: budgeting and resource management; the recruitment and retention of staff and faculty; curriculum review and program development; sustaining enrollment; and the overall vitality and long-term success of the College. The chairs of the following six departments report to the Dean: Biology; Chemical and Physical Sciences; Computer and Information Science; Environmental Science; Mathematics; and Psychology. The Dean will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Parviz Ansari, and will step into this role alongside two additional founding Deans. This new leader must engage a wide variety of University and community stakeholders to develop and advance a unified vision for the College, while maintaining its status as an integral part of the University. The founding Dean will: develop, implement, and operationalize a strategic plan and vision for the College; steward close-knit internal partnerships and collaborations; foster and enhance external relationships; expand and manage the College’s financial, space, and human resources; and support and grow a vibrant and diverse internal community. This leader must have a PhD in a relevant field within the disciplines within the College and experience working within a unionized environment.

Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications should be directed in confidence to:

Rebecca Kennedy, Principal

Randi Alberry, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Westfield State University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching and working in a multi-cultural environment. The University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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Biological Sciences Faculty


The Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for the position of Biological Sciences (Plant Ecology) faculty. The successful candidate will be hired into a Term-Tenure Track Assistant Professor position depending upon qualifications.

Responsibilities: Teaching includes participation in a first year Plant Biology course and courses in the following areas: Ecology, Environmental Science, and Plant Taxonomy. Will likely also teach related courses in the General Education program. The successful candidate will be expected to involve students in undergraduate research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Botany, Plant Biology or related field. Postdoctoral experience strongly encouraged. We seek faculty committed to undergraduate teaching and research in the context of a Christian liberal arts college. Visit our departmental homepage for more details:

The Program: The Department of Biological Sciences offers a choice of majors and concentrations that seek to provide students with an understanding of the sciences that enables them to pursue a range of post-graduate options, including graduate school, medical school, the allied health field, or immediately seek employment in a variety of settings in industry, business, education and government.

The Department: The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to academic excellence within the context of a vibrant Christian faith.

The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date: August 2018

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience.

Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications received by December 10, 2017, will receive priority consideration. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Please apply via the following link:

Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology


The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biology or Cellular Physiology in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with a proven record in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field, with biomedical applications. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom and laboratory environment with diverse and underrepresented populations. Pedagogical responsibilities include Cellular Biology as well as other required courses for the new B.S. in Biomedical Sciences (such as Human Physiology, Genetics, and Genomics, Biochemistry, or Microbiology). The candidate will also develop and teach undergraduate elective courses in cellular physiology, cellular pharmacology, biomechanics, or developmental biology, in addition to contributing to lower division majors and non-majors courses, depending on the area of expertise. We are looking for candidates who incorporate evidence-based teaching practices (experience with biology education research a plus), will build a dynamic research laboratory of undergraduate research students, will develop innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations, and will establish community-based internship opportunities, in keeping with our urban-serving mission.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of a cohesive group of science faculty and will support and coordinate development of our rapidly growing B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. The position begins September 15, 2018, requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in cellular biology, cellular physiology, or related field at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach to education at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds from the South Puget Sound region. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma has an urban-serving mission, with access as a central value. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth of our campus and the broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

Assistant Professor of Biology


Penn State Hazleton invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Biology, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2018, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach two to three courses (9 contact hours) each semester using traditional, hybrid and/or online delivery methods. Teaching assignments would consist primarily of introductory, lab-based courses in biology for science majors, and general education courses in the successful applicant’s area of expertise. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Support undergraduate research opportunities. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, with a preferred specialty in either population genetics or cell biology. ABD Considered. Ability to teach general biology and introductory cell and molecular biology courses required. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Hazleton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 800 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as ten baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Our residential campus is located on a wooded ridge near the juncture of I-80 and I-81 in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Students and faculty at Penn State Hazleton have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton. E-mail: Telephone: (570) 450-3188.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.

Tenure-track Professor in Visual Cognitive Neuroscience


Tenure-track Professor in Visual Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Science Department, Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University seeks a faculty candidate with an exceptionally strong record of conducting and directing cognitive research in the area of vision. The ideal candidate should address mid- to high- level vision, conduct research that makes substantive contact with theories of vision, and integrate multiple approaches (e.g., behavioral, neuroimaging and computational, neuropsychology and development). The rank is open, although preference may be given to mid-career appointments. Candidates should carry out integrative work in the target areas, and have the ability to conduct effective teaching, student supervision, and collaboration in a formally-oriented, highly interdisciplinary cognitive science department that has extensive interactions with related departments, including: Computer Science, Psychological and Brain Science, Neuroscience and Neurology. Applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2017 and will be considered until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

Please send cover letter, CV, research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Please send electronic submissions only. Submit to:

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