Open Faculty Positions
Southeastern Louisiana University
Position: Department Head for the Department of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond invites applications for the position
Department Head in the Department of Biological Sciences. To be considered for the position, applicants must have a Ph.D. in any area of Biology and must have credentials that warrant appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor.
Southeastern Louisiana University is primarily a teaching institution whose mission is successful education of undergraduate and graduate students and services to employers and communities in the region. Hammond is located 50 miles between the metropolitan centers of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Southeastern has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 15,000 and the Department of Biological Sciences has approximately 850 undergraduate majors in five concentrations: Ecology/Environmental/Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology/Molecular Biology; Integrative Biology, Plant Science, and Biology Education.
The Department also has approximately 30 graduate students in our MS degree program. For information concerning the Department of Biological Sciences please visit our web page at: www.selu.edu/biology
The department head is responsible for the planning, direction, and development of
department, and furthering the teaching mission. The successful candidate will oversee all activities in the department, including but not limited to the promotion of undergraduate and graduate education, oversight of course scheduling, support of student and faculty development/recruitment, evaluation of faculty in accordance with university and departmental guidelines, administration of the departmental budget, and fostering a research environment in support of the teaching mission. In addition, the successful candidate will engage in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and will be encouraged to maintain a research program appropriate in a department with both an undergraduate and master's level degree program.
To be considered as an official applicant, the candidate must submit an online application, which will include a letter of application, a detailed vita, academic transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted by Southeastern Louisiana University.
Applicants must apply online at:
Initial review of applicants will begin on January 4, 2013, and the selection process will continue until the position is filled.
Southeastern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.