Professor and Chair - Department of Biology

The Department of Biology invites applications for Professor and Department Chair. The department currently has 23 tenured/tenure track research faculty, 7 instructional faculty, approximately 500 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate students in our PhD and MS programs.

The successful candidate is expected to have an active research program in the biological sciences with a focus in neurobiology, ecology and evolution, cell biology and development, or a related, complementary field. The successful candidate will have earned international recognition in their field, and will appreciate the range of needs present in a broad biology department. As Chair, the successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation throughout the department by among members of underrepresented groups; demonstrate effective leadership in a diverse community of faculty, students and staff; and become an articulate and vigorous spokesperson for the department’s scientific and educational missions.

The Biology faculty are involved in research across a wide range of sub-disciplines of biology with high national and international visibility and active collaborations, and a strong record in securing external funding. Further information about departmental research can be obtained from and the individual websites of the faculty members. In addition to our excellent colleagues within the College of Arts and Sciences, our proximity to the prestigious CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Case School of Engineering and the strong network of researchers within the BioScience Alliance (comprising CWRU Biology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Holden Forests & Gardens) provides a uniquely supportive environment for interdisciplinary research.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in biology or a relevant subdiscipline in the biological sciences; a distinguished record of research accomplishments; evidence of excellent teaching; a record of administrative, managerial, and/or service experience demonstrating readiness for the role of Chair; and a record of promoting diversity. For appointment as Professor, the candidate should have received recognition as an international leader in their chosen area.

Preferred Qualifications: An outstanding research program in an area that complements the research activity in the department; a record of attracting external funding; and administrative experience in academic settings, in addition to the Minimum Qualifications listed above.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a research and scholarship statement; a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience); and a diversity statement (see online submission site for details). Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent independently. Applications may be submitted online at Review of applications will begin 6/24/2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.