Search for the Chair of the Department of Genetics
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) seeks a strategic and collaborative leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Genetics. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly accomplished and ambitious scientist and geneticist to lead a productive and energetic department with key strengths in the discovery of fundamental genetic principles, the genetic basis of human disease, the use of model organisms to probe genetic and disease mechanisms, and inventing new genomic technologies and clinical diagnostic tests. In addition to outstanding basic research, the department aims to apply the knowledge from its fundamental discoveries to provide genetic diagnosis, identify novel therapies, and prevent human disease through personalized medicine. The members of the Department aim to achieve these goals within an inclusive and diverse academic environment that fosters collaboration, mentorship, and support for the research, educational, and clinical missions.
The Department of Genetics is home to an incredibly talented and diverse faculty who contribute to the tripartite mission of the Department. The next Chair will inherit a department with a robust and established culture of inclusion and equity. They must be a highly engaged mentor and champion, sustaining the success of faculty at all levels and roles, and democratically fostering collaboration and shared leadership. As genetics becomes increasingly intertwined with data science, informatics, genomics, and personalized medicine, the Department has become a natural academic home for faculty jointly appointed in other departments and centers. The Chair must be skilled in management to elevate faculty and staff across multiple organizations.
The Chair will work in partnership with the Dean to grow the Department strategically including diversity of discipline and background along with top-tier science to maintain the Department at the cutting edge of research and to continue its commitment to excellence. The Chair will be a transformative leader who appreciates the Department’s history, sets forth a broad vision, nurtures an inclusive culture, and ushers the Department to the next level. YSM seeks a leader with impeccable taste in science with an eagerness to harness the current success and translate that work into an even more successful and productive future.
The incoming Chair will have the opportunity to develop a clear vision for the Department of Genetics and will be afforded resources to see that through to fruition through faculty hires and additional space. The Chair will be responsible for continuing the Department’s research momentum through the recruitment of faculty with varied research interests and diverse backgrounds, as well as an approach to science that continues to advance the field. This momentum can also be bolstered through the Chair’s efforts to serve as a catalyst for collaboration throughout YSM. Acting as a bridge within the Department and across the institution, the Chair will ensure that the Department maintains its reputation as a leader in research.
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