University of California, San Diego
October 10, 2006
ALL ACADEMIC AND INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
A national search for the new Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences is now commencing, and I am pleased to invite applications and nominations for this position.
The Dean of Biological Sciences is the academic and administrative leader of the Biological Sciences Division, comprised of four academic sections: Molecular Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; and Neurobiology. As a key member of the University's leadership, the Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs and represents the Division at the campus, local, state, national, and international levels.
Successful candidates should have prior experience in academic administration and must have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service appropriate for appointment as a tenured senior professor. The Dean will hold the Richard C. Atkinson Chair in the Biological Sciences and will be appointed to serve at 100% time for a five-year term, renewable following appropriate review.
The membership of the Search Committee, which will be chaired by Jeffrey Elman, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, is given below. The Russell Reynolds Associates search firm has been engaged to assist with this important recruitment, and all candidate materials will be sent directly to the firm.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (resume, statement of interest, email address, and names of references) should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word files preferred), in confidence, to Search Committee Chair Jeffrey Elman, c/o:
Dr. Ilene H. Nagel
The Division of Biological Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity and seeks an individual who shares that commitment.
SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THE DEAN OF THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DIVISION
Interim Dean Jeffrey Elman (Social Sciences / Cognitive Science / Co-Director, Kavli Inst), Chair
Dean Kim Barrett (Graduate Studies / Medicine, SOM)
Professor Paul Dayton (Integrative Oceanography Division, SIO)
Professor Tracy Johnson (Molecular Biology)
Professor Jose Onuchic (Physics)
Professor Bernhard Palsson (Bioengineering)
Professor Nicholas Spitzer (Neurobiology)
Professor Steven Wasserman (Cell & Developmental Biology)
Professor Christopher Wills (Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution)
Professor Charles Zuker (Neurobiology)
Barbara Seipel (Assistant Dean, Physical Sciences), Staff representative
__________ Graduate Student Representative (TBD)
__________ Undergraduate student representative (TBD)