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The successful candidate for the Robert M. Geist Chair in Biology will be a full-time, tenure-track or tenured, current or newly appointed member of the biological sciences faculty and will be recognized by the profession as an eminent teacher and scholar, and is expected to bring to the position a mature record of outstanding scholarship, distinguished academic credentials and a history of excellence in teaching. The individual is expected to engage in research leading to publication; candidates should be prepared to pursue such research singularly and in concert with colleagues and students. The individual will, on occasion, serve as an ambassador for Capital University in the professional community and offer public lectures and talks and provide community service activities. The chair holder will receive a 25-percent teaching load reassignment to engage in scholarship. Based upon the available proceeds of the endowment, the holder may be awarded an annual summer scholarship stipend and may propose an annual budget to foster the purposes of the endowed chair. The appointee may hold the chair for a six-year term, subject to annual review and reappointment, and may be eligible for subsequent reappointment. The holder will submit an annual report of activity to the academic dean, provost, and Geist Committee.
The Robert M. Geist Chair in Biological Sciences will be appointed by the president and officially named by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the appropriate faculty, academic dean, and provost. The Geist Committee, which will include the chairs or designees of the natural science departments and the academic dean or designee, will review nominations for the chair and recommend one or more candidates for appointment. In addition, the Geist Committee, led by the chair holder and assisted by a liaison from the advancement staff, will provide ongoing guidance to the chair holder on matters related to he endowed chair.
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