Iowa State University Director III - 1031 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Director III - 1031

Pay Grade 40

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80104P

Working Title Director of the Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences (DCBS) - Faculty or P&S

Advertised Employing Department Ames Laboratory

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of the Chemical and Biological Sciences Division (CBSD) is responsible for managing, developing, guiding, and advancing the Division’s mission as well as the overall mission of Ames Laboratory. Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated research facility of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operated by and situated on the campus of Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa. The CBS Division spans experimental and theoretical chemical and biological sciences and possesses state of the art experimental capabilities such as a leading Dynamic Nuclear Polarization solid state NMR and other cutting edge spectroscopic facilities. The Director will manage a research team of about 100 faculty, staff, students, and associates. Depending on the qualifications of the finalist, this position may be hired as a Director III Professional and Scientific staff position or as an Associate or Full Professor faculty position.

The successful candidate will be an established or emergent leader in the fields of chemical and/or biological sciences and preferably, but not necessarily, aligned with the current strengths of the Division which include catalysis, chemical separations, interfacial chemistry, fundamental interactions, chemical transformations, photochemistry, theoretical chemistry, and biosciences.

If hired as a Director III, in addition to fulfilling the role of Division Director outlined below, the successful candidate will be expected to lead research relevant to the Division’s mission. If hired as an Associate or Full Professor, the faculty member will be expected to teach chemistry or chemical engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise graduate and undergraduate students; generate a scholarly publication record; participate in technical committees and outreach activities; engage in interdisciplinary research and collaborations funded from a variety of external sources, including sponsored funding administered through Iowa State University.

The Director is in charge of developing and communicating the shared vision for the scientific growth of CBSD and advancing the Division’s ability to fulfill Ames Laboratory and DOE missions. This leadership responsibilities include building a strategic plan with Division Principal Investigators based on current strengths and a vision of future expertise, and leading the effective and optimal execution of that plan through new scientific initiatives. The successful candidate must also effectively communicate the CBSD vision, strategy, and execution plans with the DOE and other stakeholders. The Director reports to the Chief Research Officer (CRO) and works with CRO on the implementation and incorporation of CBSD vision and strategy into Laboratory-wide plans.

The Director is responsible for the safety and security of the CBSD employees and assets, and is the champion for Integrated Safety Management (ISM). This includes being the leader in developing and maintaining a system of cyber security that protects the CBSD, Ames Laboratory, and the DOE national laboratory system.

The Director is responsible for the financial stability and sustainability of the Division and provides leadership for the development, prioritization, and approval of Divisional budgets.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 8 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and 5 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Degree must be in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Demonstrated outstanding scientific credentials with an international stature and a reputation for having made groundbreaking contributions to her/his field. • Experience with visionary leadership and effective line management of research teams. • Demonstrated understanding of federal funding agencies and preferably prior experience with the DOE and other government agencies. • Experience in developing programs with offices of the DOE and/or with other public and/or private agencies. • Demonstrated knowledge of working with industry and developing sponsored funding. • Experience with strategic planning initiatives.

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Based on finalist’s qualifications, a faculty appointment may be considered.

The required education/experience for a faculty appointment: - Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline - Demonstrated record of teaching and research accomplishment commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at Iowa State University.

If filled as a faculty position, this will be a 9-month (B-base) Associate Professor or Professor position in either the Department Chemistry or Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. An administrative increment may be added to the base salary for this position. Summer salary will be paid by Ames Laboratory. This position would be a 50% administrative appointment serving as Director of Chemical and Biological Sciences Division (CBSD) and 50% academic appointment.

If filled as a P&S position, this position serves at the pleasure of university/Ames Laboratory administration and is exempt from certain P&S policies.

Department Contact Name Chelsey Aisenbrey

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Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 06/17/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email