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Carl and Rozina Cassat Professorship in Aging, Director of the Regional Institute on Aging, & Professor

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for full consideration applications should be received by May 3, 2017.

Position Information

Position Details

Posting Number 17-00078-UP/FA Post
Position Title Carl and Rozina Cassat Professorship in Aging, Director of the Regional Institute on Aging, & Professor
Position Number 998077
Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities

The purpose of the position is to serve as a full professor and manage a university-based research institute, through coordination of resources and development of relationships and programs.

Minimum Education
  • Relevant doctoral degree.
Minimum Experience
  • Demonstrated history of significant scientific leadership, including success in developing, writing and managing sponsored programs, primarily in, but not necessarily limited to aging research.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with the public; effective organization skills; strong written and oral communication skills; and advance level for word processing, report preparation.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and possesses excellent planning and time management skills.
  • Flexible, professional and self-directed.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to learn and apply institutional policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain contacts with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty investigators, senior university administrators, and community organizations and leaders.
  • Ability to efficiently disseminate information.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Able to work effectively under time critical deadlines and handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to interact with faculty, students, and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Eligible as a tenured full professor.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster career development of junior and mid-career investigators.
  • Demonstrated ability to create linkages with other universities and foundations, both national and local.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and progress in, achieving the university’s strategic plan, goals and objectives in diversity.
Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
Additional Information

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU vision, mission and values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.

Location WSU Main Campus

Salary Information

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience.
Benefits Eligible? Yes

Position Description Information

Preferred Education
Preferred Experience

• Clear demonstration of progression in scientific and managerial responsibility.
• Significant experience in research program development at the university or federal government level.
• Experience with the National Institutes of Health and other federal research funding agencies and organizations.
• Experience with and understanding of community based aging organizations.
• Demonstrated history of successful multi-institutional research work or research development efforts.
• Demonstrated history of mentoring students and junior faculty in research career development strategies.

Regular Hours of Work 8:00 - 5:00 with some weekends and week nights
Environmental Factors

Work may occasionally require some travel; visits to other departments, universities and/or performance sites. The Director handles most problems independently, and keeps the supervisor apprised of the most sensitive, controversial and/or precedent setting issues. Work review is made through status reports prepared by the Director which are posted to the RIA webpage (http://wichita.edu/aging) and used primarily to inform the university and the local, regional and national aging networks.

Proposed Job Duties

Responsibility / Duty

Teaches and supervises doctoral students – 1:1 teaching load.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Responsibility / Duty

Provides department, college, and university service.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Responsibility / Duty

Serves as Director of the Regional Institute on Aging.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Responsibility / Duty

Identifies funding opportunities in aging research for university faculty and teams.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Responsibility / Duty

Builds integrated multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships with other universities and community based organizations.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10
Responsibility / Duty

Develops and manages programs for STEM undergraduate students, with an emphasis on students underrepresented in STEM disciplines, who have interests in aging and mentors the students through graduate and medical school applications.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Mentors faculty investigators and graduate students in conceptualizing and constructing research programs.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Advises and mentors faculty in proposal development and submission, including the development of planning timelines, assembling research teams, and engaging consultants.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Creates innovative research development programs to enhance scientific expertise and productivity of the university faculty.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Plans workshops, seminars and/or conferences to explore new issues in aging research or issues of particular relevance to older Kansans.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Participates and assists with the development of activities and relationships with sponsors.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Develops and provides various complex financial reports, annual summary reports to sponsors and ad hoc reports as required by the university and sponsors.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Provides educational programs to various audiences within the campus community.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Maintains current knowledge in field through attending seminars, professional associations, etc.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5
Responsibility / Duty

Performs other duties as requested.

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 5

Physical Demands

Physical Requirements - Physical Activity

Activity Sitting
Frequency Daily
Activity Standing
Frequency Daily
Activity Vision - Color
Frequency Daily
Activity Driving
Frequency Weekly

Physical Requirements - Weight Activity

Activity (weight) Carrying
Frequency Weekly
Weight

5 pounds

Activity (weight) Pushing
Frequency Weekly
Weight

5 pounds

Other Physical Requirements

Other Physical Requirements
Explain Physical Job Requirements

Requisition

Requisition Details

Department

Department of Psychology

Posting date 04/10/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? No
Proposed Start Date 08/13/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, for full consideration applications should be received by May 3, 2017.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents