Our Client a Higher Education Institution is searching for the position of Natural Sciences Director. The Natural Science Department is the second largest academic unit of the university with close to 1,350 students. It currently houses all academic programs in natural and health sciences such as biology, chemistry, nursing and exercise science.
The University is seeking a leader to actively design and guide the growth and development of the department to become the innovation engine for health and wellbeing programs as well as recognized for its learning and research practices—all in alignment with the University’s mission and strategic direction.
The position carries a faculty appointment to the University, as well as administrative appointment. Candidates must have a PhD degree and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement together with a strong reputation in the broader sciences community. Must have leadership experience within or outside the academy; commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research. Significant relations within the academy and industry sectors in and out of Puerto Rico; demonstrated knowledge and experience in research funding proposals and a dedication to develop a high-performing academic unit with excellent faculty and students for demonstrable social impact. Must be fluent in Spanish and English.