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Bronx, NY Full Time Posted: Thursday, 12 September 2019
An Invitation to Apply for the
Position of
Dean of the International Plant
Science Center and Chief Science Officer
New York Botanical Garden
New York, NY
The New York Botanical Garden ( NYBG ), one of the world's great
centers for plant and fungal research and conservation, seeks a
dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as its next Dean of the
International Plant Science Center and Chief Science Officer
( Dean ). With a venerable history, prestigious and extensive
research program, this institution is a leading advocate for the
plant kingdom and a leader in the study of plant biodiversity,
endangered species, and habitats on a global scale. An institution
builder, leader, and fundraiser, the new Dean will have the
extraordinary opportunity to direct both a team of world-renowned
scientists and the scientific and conservation work of NYBG.
NYBG pursues its mission through the wide-ranging research
programs of the International Plant Science Center ( IPSC ),
including its world-class herbarium and library collections; its
role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens
and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; and its
comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science.
As the IPSC moves into the future, NYBG seeks a Dean with
intellectual weight and considerable research credibility in
botany, life science, or a related field, who sees opportunities
across disciplines of science for introducing more applied research
into the portfolio.
The Dean will lead strategic positioning and planning for
Science at NYBG and must be a fluent and enthusiastic interpreter
of plant science to a broad audience. Specifically, the Dean will
provide research direction for the NYBG that will contribute
significantly to: advancing plant biodiversity science; mitigating
the effects of climate change; addressing opportunities arising
from the interaction of humans and plants; developing new
approaches to make research in plant science more meaningful in a
21st century world; and ensuring the IPSC is financially
self-sustaining over the long-term. This direction illustrates a
broadening of the scientific goals of the Garden as it seeks to
actively identify ways its science can play a more assertive role
in solutions to any number of challenges currently facing the world
and in promoting the value that plants contribute to human
The NYBG has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive
search firm, to assist with this search. All applications,
inquiries, and nominations should be directed in confidence to the
search firm via: The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Dean, Location: Bronx, NY - 10458

Bronx, NY, United States of America
New York Botanical Garden
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9/12/2019 1:17:47 AM

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