Dean Kate VandenBosch (CALS) and Robert Golden (SMPH) have initiated a search for the next Chair of the Laboratory of Genetics (LOG). Given the relatively small size of the LOG and limited number of senior faculty, the deans have opened up the search to include associate and full professors with faculty appointments in either CALS or SMPH.
Applications are due October 4 and interviews are likely to occur in October. Genetics faculty will vote on the applicants and report the vote results to the deans by November. The start date will be between January 2 and July 1, 2020.
The LOG is composed of the Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Department of Medical Genetics in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). These two departments are governed by a single Executive Committee consisting of tenured faculty members in both departments. The Chair of the LOG reports to both Deans. The LOG integrates strength across molecular, cellular, developmental, population, and evolutionary genetics and genomics to understand fundamental biological processes. The department administers a highly successful graduate training program in genetics and oversees one of the most popular undergraduate majors on campus. The Laboratory of Genetics is the oldest genetics program in the country, with a history that includes two Nobel laureates, 18 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and nine presidents of the Genetics Society of America.
Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.