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Chair, Biology Department

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March 4, 2014

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THE POSITION: The University of Texas – Arlington’s Department of Biology seeks an individual with outstanding academic credentials in any field of Biology to serve as the Department Chair. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have proven management and leadership skills, as well as a track record of extramurally funded internationally recognized research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Applicants should present a compelling vision for guiding the future trajectory of the department – one that capitalizes on recent departmental and institutional investments in faculty and research infrastructure to foster UT Arlington’s explicit goal of becoming a Tier 1 research university.

The new chair will lead a department comprised of 22 faculty, 7 full-time lecturers and 12 staff. With over 2,029 majors across 4 undergraduate degrees, 55 M.S. students, and 52 Ph.D. students, Biology has the largest enrollment in the College of Science. Broad areas of faculty strength include: aquatic and plant ecology, genomics, molecular evolution, microbiology, and herpetology. The department offers teaching loads commensurate with a predominant research focus, as well as competitive salaries and startup packages. Information about research facilities within the department is available at The department benefits from significant recent institutional investment in imaging, proteomics and analytical chemistry capabilities through the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, a $25.2 million partnership between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. Furthermore, as a University of Texas member institution the department enjoys excellent access to core facility resources at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – one of the leading advanced computing centers in the United States. Additional information about the department can be found at

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to April 14, 2014 to the search firm assisting UT Arlington at the following address (electronic submissions preferred):

Ryan Crawford, Principal

Parker Executive Search

Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, GA 30328

770-307-7031 | Fax: 770-804-1917

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

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