The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) invites tenured faculty members at The University of Iowa to apply for the Associate Director of the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB). The principal responsibility of this position is to enhance the Center's academic mission by serving as a liaison between the Center and units within the University, organizing courses associated with the Pre-doctoral Training Program in Biotechnology, enhancing the Center's presence on professional media outlets, and improving outreach and diversity within member research groups within the Center.
The Associate Director of the CBB will be a member of the Center's Executive Committee and will provide strategic guidance to enhance the academic mission of the Center. Though cooperative and collaborative leadership with collegiate faculty, this position will help charter a course for interdisciplinary research and academic initiatives in partnership with the CBB Director, Associate Deans for Research, DEOs and other campus leaders. In conjunction with the Director, the Associate Director will foster the development of an active research culture that complements the Center's academic mission and cultivates translation, innovation, and student growth.
Specific duties are to:
Partner with the director, faculty, staff and students of the CBB to create a visionary strategic plan that fosters a strong academic and research portfolio;
Collaborate with faculty to promote new research and academic initiatives, including curriculum development;
Broaden outreach and engagement through a multitude of activities, including the annual CBB conference;
Support the development and administration of the ongoing NIH/CBB Training Grant;
Coordinate faculty efforts to pursue multi-investigator center-type research grant;
Actively participate in the governance of the Center as a member of its Executive Committee;
Develop programs to enhance quality of graduate students joining CBB member faculty research groups through innovative efforts centered on academic achievement and diversity;
Represent the Center on committees within the University, State, and federal agencies;
Other duties as assigned.
Effort : Up to 30% Effort - negotiable
Term : 3-year appointment (renewable)
Those interested should submit the following materials:
A letter describing interest and experience related to the specific duties of the position; and
Letter of support from your DEO and two additional names of professional references.
Application Materials are due Friday, October 20, 2017. Review of applications will begin in late October with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018.
A terminal degree in an academic discipline
Rank of Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Iowa (tenure track)
Experience working with senior level collegiate and central administration (preferred)
Strong record of service to the University of Iowa community
Strong record demonstrating a high degree of judgment, diplomacy and confidentiality
Strong record of scholarship in their academic discipline
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.