Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Department Head of Biological Sciences

Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA
Closing Date
15 January 2022

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for the position of Department Head. This position is responsible for the planning, direction, and development of the department as well as budget management. The Department Head serves as the liaison between the faculty and central administration and is expected to provide leadership for curriculum development, implementation, and assessment of student learning. The Department Head is the driving force behind the development and enhancement of research programs, scholarly efforts, as well as strategic initiatives that focus on recruiting and retention of a diverse and inclusive student population. This position will engage in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and will be encouraged to maintain a research program appropriate in a department with both an undergraduate and graduate degree program. This twelve-month position is primarily responsible for advancing the culture of academic distinction where excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service is expected.


Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Biology from an accredited university by hire date.
  • Credentials that warrant appointment at the academic rank of associate professor or professor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.
  • Experience in personnel management.
  • Expertise that complements the departments' strengths.
  • Effective leadership skills.

To Apply

Apply online at ulsselu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SLU/job/Hammond-La/Department-Head-of-Biological-Sciences_R-407

Other Information

Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond, less than 50 miles from the metropolitan centers of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Southeastern has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 14,000. The Department of Biological Sciences has more than 40 faculty, and approximately 875 undergraduate majors in five concentrations: Ecology/Environmental/Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology/Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology, Plant Science, and Biology Education. The Department also has 25 graduate students in our graduate program.

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