The University of Oklahoma (OU)

Chair of the Department of Cell Biology

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Oklahoma City, OK, United States


The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, seeks a distinguished academic leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Cell Biology. Appointment will be at the level of FULL PROFESSOR.

THE CANDIDATE: The Chair of Cell Biology will be expected to play a major role in developing and expanding the research profile of the department and its overall portfolio of NIH-funded programs. The successful candidate will have an MD and/or PhD or equivalent degree. Candidates will have a strong record of career accomplishments, including a consistently funded research program, impactful publications, and national recognition in his or her chosen area of research related to the discipline of cell biology.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Cell Biology currently has 29 faculty members and 33 adjunct faculty members with diverse research interests that include but are not limited to vision, cancer, neuroscience, vascular development and diseases, and cilia/ciliopathies. Cell Biology faculty are involved in the education and training of students in the medical, physician associate, dental, and allied health programs. The department also has a major role in the multidisciplinary graduate program, which currently includes 24 students mentored in the laboratories of Cell Biology faculty.

THE ENVIRONMENT: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a dynamic academic campus with 7 colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Public Health, Nursing, and the Graduate College) and 3 hospitals (OU Medical Center, OU Children’s Hospital, and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center). The institution is home to multiple centers of excellence including the NCI designated Stephenson Cancer Center, Dean McGee Eye Institute, The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, and The Reynolds Oklahoma Center for Aging, all of which offer outstanding opportunities for collaborative recruitments with basic science departments in the College of Medicine. The Health Sciences Center is also uniquely situated to allow interaction with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

To ensure success, the new Chair will be provided a nationally competitive recruitment package that includes support for hiring faculty and expanding the research infrastructure in the department.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter describing academic accomplishments and leadership vision to: Jimmy Ballard, PhD, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Email to The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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Chair of the Department of Cell Biology