Department Chair - Biomedical Sciences Department - Mercer University School of Medicine

  • 28 May 2024 11:23 AM
    Message # 13362618

    Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) invites applications for the position of Department Chair, for the Biomedical Sciences Department at our Macon, Georgia campus.

    Job Title:
    Faculty, Chair, Biomedical Sciences

    The Chair leads a growing, multidisciplinary faculty who are active in research and teaching. The Chair will oversee the growth in academic programs, research infrastructure, and external research funding.  Mercer University School of Medicine is a community-based medical school that educates health professionals to provide care in rural, medically underserved areas of Georgia (

    This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate.

    Duties include:

    • Provide leadership and administration of the Department of Biomedical Sciences on all three MUSM campuses, located in Macon, Savannah, and Columbus, GA;
    • Serve as a liaison to all committees or groups as needed or assure representation from the department of Biomedical Sciences;
    • Support the departmental faculty with emphasis on their responsibilities for the educational and research program;
    • Participate in on-going readiness for accreditation and ensure that the Department of Biomedical Sciences participates in continuous quality improvement;
    • Teach Biomedical Sciences in both small and large group settings;
    • Manage Biomedical Sciences faculty to include making sure there are adequate faculty designated to teach both large and small groups;
    • Participate and collaborate in research activity and with national organizations that maintain and enhance administrative and educational skills in Biomedical Sciences education and administration

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a biomedical science from an accredited college/university.
    • Mission-focused leadership experience.
    • A record of excellence in research.
    • A commitment to excellence in medical education.
    • Familiarity and/or experience with rural areas.

    Candidates should have experience recruiting faculty with strong research agendas and mentoring them through the tenure process. Candidates must have a track record of lead author publications in peer-reviewed journals and plans for establishing an independent research program. Should have a strong track record in externally funded research.  Must establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program in their area of expertise, and contribute to teaching graduate and/or medical students associated with the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • Current extramural research funding is highly desirable.
    • Experience in teaching Biomedical Sciences to medical students.
    • Experience in small group, team-based, interdisciplinary teaching, and student evaluation.
    • Administrative experience and the ability to manage department finances, academic, administrative, and personnel matters.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
    • Commitment to develop a rural research focus both personally, with other faculty, and students.
    • Familiarity and experience with rural Georgia.

    Background Check Contingencies:
    - Criminal History

    Required Document Attachments:
    - CV
    - Cover letter
    - List of three professional references with contact information

    EEO Statement:
    Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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