Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas, United States
Texas A&M University
Health Science Center and College of Medicine
Department Head, Neurosciences & Experimental Therapeutics
The Texas A&M University seeks a distinguished academician with proven scientific, strategic and collaborative leadership skills to serve as the next Department Head for Neurosciences and Experimental Therapeutics (NExT). A visionary leader is sought to build upon existing strengths and create a nationally recognized department which has thematic alignment with the Departmental, the College of Medicine and the Health Science Center's vision. The Department Head will lead initiatives to expand the funded research portfolio of the Department and to engage with translational research in the Department and College.
The Department has 16 full-time faculty members and is one of four basic science departments within the College of Medicine.
Departmental faculty include both nationally recognized leaders and early career investigators, who are funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and numerous private foundations.
The department's faculty teach key courses (e.g. Medical Neuroscience, Gross Anatomy, Histology, Pharmacology) in the 1st and the 2nd years of the undergraduate medical (MD) curriculum, which includes the new Engineering Medicine (EnMed) track, and in the graduate (PhD and MD+) programs.
Program strengths within the department include: brain development, cellular/molecular bases of drug and alcohol addiction, fetal alcohol syndrome disorders, epilepsy, neuroinflammation, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, circadian biology, neurobiology of aging, neurodegenerative diseases, neuro-oncology and neuroteratology, drug development and experimental neurotherapeutics
Faculty within the department are also affiliated with university-wide interdisciplinary faculties including the Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience, the Texas Brain and Spine Institute and the Women's Health in Neuroscience Program.
The Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics also participates in an interdisciplinary graduate program in the Medical Sciences that leads primarily to the PhD degree with special emphasis in interdisciplinary training in Neurosciences or Experimental Therapeutics. The PhD program in Medical Science usually requires 4-5 years to complete. Graduates from our program are prepared for leadership roles in research and teaching in academic, industrial, or governmental positions.
The Department Head shall be responsible for providing academic leadership for the faculty, staff and students in the department.
The successful candidate will be charged with expanding the research portfolio of the department.
They will provide leadership in ensuring excellence in fulfilling all the department's key academic missions, including medical and graduate education, basic and translational research and institutional service.
They will have the vision and ability to support the existing research strengths of the department and to stimulate new basic and translational research efforts that are consistent with the strategic goals of the Department, the College of Medicine and the Health Science Center.
The Department Head is expected to be actively engaged in scholarly and educational activities at a level commensurate with the academic rank of Full Professor.
The successful candidate will present a distinguished record of achievement in research, education, administration, and financial stewardship. They will demonstrate outstanding academic judgment, as well as an uncompromising commitment to academic excellence, diversity in all its forms, and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations. They must build on the success of the College of Medicine's current clinical and translational research programs and leverage the opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the Texas A&M University community.
Texas A&M University System
Texas A&M University-San Antonio, University Way, San Antonio, TX, USA
Vice President for Student Success and Engagement
Texas A&M University San Antonio (A&M-SA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Student Success and Engagement. The title of this position was recently changed in order to emphasize the University's commitment to and the importance of student success.
The University In May 2009, the Texas Legislature signed Senate Bill 629, which established A&M-SA as a standalone institution. During the past 10 years, the University has evolved from an upper-division institution of higher education to a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. During this period, the University has impacted lives in South San Antonio and its surrounding communities, providing access to quality education while becoming a catalyst for regional growth – with countless stories of the students, graduates, faculty and staff who are on a mission to discover, inspire, lead and create. As the University commemorates its 10th anniversary, there is excitement about the next phase of A&M-SA's evolution.
Between May 2009 to fall 2018, the University's enrollment grew more than 180 percent. The University currently serves over 6,700 students and has graduated more than 11,000 alumni. The student body is 62 percent female, 71 percent Hispanic, and approximately 70 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college. Through the University's 29 undergraduate degrees and 14 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. The University prepares and empowers students with knowledge and marketable skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.
The Vice President for Student Success and Engagement (VPSSE), formerly titled Vice President for Student Affairs, reports to the President and serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer, with primary responsibility for leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and fiscal and administrative oversight for the Student Affairs division. The VPSSE manages the following areas: Disability Support Services, Housing, International Affairs, the Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement, Military Affairs, Recreational Sports, Student Activities, Student Counseling and Wellness, and Transitions and Family Engagement. The VPSSE will ensure that Student Affairs plays an instrumental role in the University's mission to become a national model for student and academic success. The most qualified candidates will be passionate about the mission of A&M-SA and its commitment for student success and possess: