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Department Head, Molecular Biomedical Sciences
NC State University

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2023
Title Department Head, Molecular Biomedical Sciences
University NC State University
Raleigh, NC, United States
Department Molecular Biomedical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Feb. 24, 2023
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Veterinary Medicine - General

The NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine (“CVM”) invites qualified candidates to apply for the Department Head, Molecular Biomedical Sciences position.

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has achieved national recognition in research, teaching and clinical excellence, and the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences (MBS) plays critical roles in all of these areas. The MBS department bridges basic and clinical research and is home to 45 multi-disciplinary faculty, as well as staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and house officers.  Faculty are recognized experts in the fields of cell biology and physiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, environmental science and toxicology, genomics, infectious diseases, neuroscience, nutrition, pharmacology, anesthesiology, radiology, and pedagogy. MBS faculty actively participate and/or play leadership roles in multiple university-wide Interdisciplinary Programs (IDP) at NC State including the Center for Human Health and the Environment, the Comparative Medicine Institute, The Global Health, Genetic and Genomics and Data Science Academies, and the Chancellor Faculty Excellence Clusters.

The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership, and we champion personal and professional growth.

The MBS Department Head must have a passion for translational research and an enthusiasm for linking basic science and clinical research to solve the critical problems in human and animal health. The MBS Department Head must provide leadership in, enthusiasm for, and as may be required, an overt willingness to learn, understand and support the clinical and teaching dedicated missions of the department.  The MBS Department Head must be an innovative, creative, visionary, and collaborative leader with the ability and experience required to guide the members of this multi-disciplinary department in achieving these three missions.

Specific responsibilities of the Department Head are to:

  • Provide academic and scientific leadership in defining and achieving MBS goals.
  • Grow the MBS basic and translational research enterprise.
  • Support and encourage excellence in veterinary medical and graduate student teaching.
  • Ensure that the department fully supports its clinical programs and responsibilities, currently in anesthesia, radiology, imaging, and nutrition.
  • Manage MBS fiscal planning and administration and evaluations of faculty and staff.
  • Maintain a culture of collaboration and collegiality and promote excellence within MBS.
  • Enhance a diverse and inclusive community of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Maintain a strong mentorship program for professional development of MBS faculty and staff members.
  • Serve as the primary departmental advocate in enhancing the visibility and prestige of MBS sections and disciplines, and in growing interdisciplinary cross-institutional programs.
  • Provide leadership and support for the integration of MBS faculty and students within the greater NC State University community and the nearby universities and medical schools, including the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Promote existing interdisciplinary programs within the college and university.


  • PhD required.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (or equivalent) and PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated academic leadership. A record of active participation in professional/scientific affairs and of research and teaching experience.
  • Current Rank of Tenured Full Professor or currently eligible or under evaluation for such

  • NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Contact Information

  • Natasha Olby
    NC State Universtiy
    Raleigh, NC


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