Howard University has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search to identify its next Chair of the Department of Biology

Howard University (HU) has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search to identify its next Chair of the Department of Biology.  The department has established a strong instructional and research unit in contemporary biological sciences and maintains a faculty that is committed to optimizing the pursuit of new knowledge and the discovery of new information through original research and to the communication of specialized information and skills.  Download the detailed profile below

Howard University Chair of Biology detailed profile

At the undergraduate level, the department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Sciences degree. The department offers both lecture and laboratory courses as well as research opportunities organized around three areas of concentration: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The department particularly encourages students to participate in research opportunities offered by departmental faculty and by other academic, governmental and nongovernmental organization. Graduates are qualified to seek advanced graduate degrees, pursue teaching or work at the technical level in governmental or industrial research.

At the graduate level, the department offers programs leading to the Master of Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Both are research oriented; the department is currently considering establishing a non-research, professional program at the Masters level. The department offers students a wide variety of research opportunities with concentrations in two areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

HU seeks an accomplished, innovative leader to provide oversight of the educational programs and shape the vision for department innovation in curriculum and training.   The next Chair will build enduring relationships with critical external community partners and local, regional, and national government leaders. 

Established in 1867, chartered and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C. Founded as a University for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences, Howard is Carnegie classified as a high research activity.  The University consists of 13 schools and colleges: Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, Business, Communications, Education, Law, Divinity, Social Work, Arts and Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Within these divisions, students choose from 58 degree programs and 181 majors. 

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 33 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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