CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is seeking applications for the position of Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, to be effective July 1, 2015.

The Director will be responsible for the vision, delivery and strategic outcomes of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience including equivalent responsibilities to those of Graduate Chairs. This person will work collaboratively with all affiliated Faculties, and work with the respective Deans/Vice Deans and Associate Deans to build relationships on program related matters and will report to the Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

The Director will have demonstrated skills in critical and innovative thinking, exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to allow collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, and have demonstrated ability to exercise diplomacy in representing the divergent fields of the program and due process conflict resolution.

The Director will be responsible for promoting and fostering the program by ensuring that the Neuroscience Graduate Program is appropriately resourced through the developing a business plan that addresses the needs of the graduate program, including a full costing and planning for sustainability of the program and its recruitment  and promotion locally and externally. The Director will Chair the Neuroscience Program Committee and be responsible for oversight of the Program Coordinator for the Neuroscience Program. The Director will work collaboratively to ensure the smooth operation for students and the program’s educational components aligned with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Candidates for the Director must already hold an academic appointment within one of the Faculties (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health Sciences) which are associated with the Graduate Program, and will be a core member of the Graduate Program. This position will require a time commitment of one day per week for a three year term, with the possibility of renewal upon a favorable review of the program and the Director’s leadership.

The applicant should forward a letter of intent, current Curriculum Vitae and the names of three references to the attention of Dr. Douglas L. Jones, Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences via e-mail attachment to no later than April 19, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.  Applicants will be vetted by an Advisory Committee, who will carry out interviews of selected applications by May 30, 2015, and make a recommendation for appointment to the Dean.