Professor and Director of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory
Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 202200150F
The Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL) is recognized as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) at Colorado State University (CSU). This internationally recognized program has an administrative home in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, but also includes faculty members from other departments in the CVMBS and the College of Agricultural Sciences. A team approach is used to identify impactful issues in reproductive physiology and biotechnology and develop innovative approaches to conducting groundbreaking research. The ARBL fosters advancement in reproductive health for animals and humans through integrative research and training, and champions the CVMBS values of accountability, collaboration, respect, innovation, and transparency. The mission is to excel through discovery, translation, and dissemination of knowledge in reproductive sciences and biotechnologies at local, national, and international levels.
Leadership in biomedical research, education and outreach is the mission of the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS). Housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), the unit is an interdisciplinary department including over 40 faculty with strong international reputations, excellence in extramural support, and a history of educational program development and outreach. The department is the home of both undergraduate and graduate majors and also delivers course content in anatomy, neuroscience, and physiology to professional veterinary and human medical students. All students have opportunities to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research in three current areas of focus – integrative physiology, neurobiology, and reproductive biology. Additional information about research focus areas, educational programs, and service and outreach can be found at https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/bms/.
The ARBL provides facilities for large animal (bison, camels, cattle, goats, horses, llamas, pigs, and sheep) and small animal (mice, rats, rabbits, birds, ferrets, and reptiles) research on the CSU Foothills Campus. Current collaborative research at ARBL includes programs in: Sperm, Egg and Embryo Development (SEED), Healthy Baby/Healthy Mother (late embryo, implantation, placentation, fetal development and pregnancy outcomes), Reproductive Neurosciences, Infectious Disease and Translational Reproductive Biotechnologies. Graduate student funding opportunities are supported at the ARBL through competitive research grants, USDA-NIFA National Needs Fellowships, several endowed scholarships, donations, and clinical income. Opportunities for collaboration exist with faculty in multiple basic science and engineering departments across campus including those associated with the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
The ARBL Director will oversee all ARBL and other BMS Department operations at CSU’s Foothills Campus, including making programmatic and budgetary decisions in close collaboration with the BMS Department Head. Leadership in seeking and obtaining extramural funds and private donations for research and clinical activities, developing programmatic grant applications, and fostering a broader public awareness of the ARBL, BMS, CVMBS, and CSU is expected. The ARBL Director oversees research leading to collaborations across multiple departments, units and colleges at CSU.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain an independent, extramurally-funded research program and participate in the departmental teaching mission in addition to administrative responsibilities. A strength of ARBL is the ability to utilize large animal models and a research program supervised by the Director that includes large animal models will be preferred.
- PhD or equivalent degree
- Currently at the rank of Professor, or five or more years of experience at the Associate Professor level with evidence of sufficient scholarly activity and other qualifying credentials to justify appointment at the rank of Professor.
Other qualifying credentials could include: Current and past extramural grant funding, impactful publications, experience creating and directing courses, evidence of national or international prominence in reproductive physiology, and leadership experience. Progress is expected in these areas over time, and whether or not a candidate is qualified at each level is evaluated by department faculty.
Ability to advance the department’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and engagement activities.
Experience in a leadership or administrative role
Evidence demonstrating the following attributes:
Proven leadership ability, including the ability to work with a diverse team to design, build, maintain, and consistently improve organizational culture; consistently model ideal behaviors; hold people accountable to clearly delineated expectations; remove obstacles people may experience to completing their work.
Vision, including the ability to craft and articulate an inclusive, diverse, inspirational, and meaningful strategic plan for the future.
Outstanding communication skills, including interpersonal, writing, presentation, and listening skills.
Consistent drive and execution, including the ability to build and sustain momentum to move toward goals in a collaborative environment.
Leadership of successful research programs and extramural funding, publication, and mentorship.
Commitment to enhancing biomedical education and research.
Commitment to enhancing the diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, and staff.
Research experience in or an understanding of large animal reproduction.
History of NIH and/or USDA-NIFA or other federally supported research funding
Understanding of securing gifts/donations for research funding