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Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry University of Kentucky (UK)

07-Nov-2023 1:51 PM | Karlett Parra (Administrator)

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine, a leading academic medical institution that empowers a diverse and inclusive environment to provide excellence in education, equitable health care, and transformative scientific research to improve the health and wellness of Kentuckians and beyond, invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Chair to lead the highly ranked Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.

Researchers in the department utilize cutting-edge approaches to understand the molecular basis of disease, including work focused on cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, aging and neurodegenerative disorders. Departmental research is funded by a wide variety of agencies, including awards from the NIH, positioning the program as one of the top fifteen NIH-funded biochemistry departments at public medical schools.

Candidates should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and an effective advocate for the department and its faculty. The next Chair will have a background that includes experience developing collaborative initiatives and the personal characteristics needed to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader University faculty. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator. Prior extensive administrative experience as a department chair, vice chair, or director of graduate studies or equivalent is preferred.

Procedure for Candidacy

Please direct all confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications (including a letter of interest and CV) to Jeff Schroetlin, Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. and Jillian Williams, at

Candidates will also need to apply through the employment website at the University of Kentucky. The posting can be found by searching for requisition # FE02949, or via the quick link:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applications will be handled in a secure, sensitive, and confidential manner.

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