Kent State University is seeking applicants for a full-time Director of our Brain Health Research Institute. We are seeking a visionary Brain Health researcher, who will report directly to the VP for Research and Sponsored Programs, and foster collaborations among our growing and thriving multi-department/college Brain Health program. The Director will be provided with a competitive salary and generous start-up package as well as financial and administrative support for the Brain Health Research Institute.
Kent State has a distinctive blend of research and creative excellence and seeks an energetic and enthusiastic director to augment our national distinction in Brain Health research. With more than 40 faculty across multi-disciplines studying Brain Health, Kent State University offers existing researchers, graduate programs, and infrastructure to facilitate the emergence of this Institute. Current areas of strength include neuroendocrinology, neurodegeneration, cognition, stress and mindfulness. Moreover, the Director will have the opportunity to recruit additional faculty to support the Institute and his/her strategic vision.
The successful candidate will possess an exemplary record of research in areas relevant to brain health with a desire to engage broadly with others in the field and to build relationships withinin and beyond Kent State University. The Director will maintain an established extramurally funded research program while leading, fostering and engaging in collaborative research and building productive relationships and internal and external partners. The Director will also hold the faculty rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure in the appropriate department.
To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 2-page personal research statement, and names and contact information of 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Research Committee, Dr. James L. Blank, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.
Doctoral degree in biological sciences, neurosciences, psychological sciences or relevant field; six to seven years' experience managing research programs to include experience in research areas relevant to brain health. Academic record sufficient to qualify for faculty appointment of associate professor or professor with tenure in the appropriate academic unit.
Kent State University is a Carnegie 2 research institution enrolling 28,900 students at the Kent State campus. Kent enrolls over 35,000 in its 8-campus system. Kent State University is located in northeast Ohio, 40 miles south of Cleveland with 7 regional campuses and the main campus located in Kent, Ohio. Students at Kent State can choose from more than 300 academic programs through the Ph.D. Kent is currently ranked 101st top public schools.