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Director of an Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University

Florida State UniversityThe President and Provost of the Florida State University are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary initiative in the area of Successful Longevity. Our vision is an institute that promotes successful longevity through devotion to interdisciplinary research on healthy physical and cognitive aging across the lifespan. It would develop and translate knowledge about successful cognitive, exercise, nutrition, and technological interventions into practice, with the goal of maintaining and improving adult cognition, including well-being and independence. Sustained pursuit of collaborative, externally-funded projects is an explicit goal to be addressed by this initiative. To launch this initiative, we are seeking nominations and applications for a Director. This search is open with respect to rank and academic department. Successful candidates are expected to have a synergistic impact on existing research programs in the University's departments and interdisciplinary centers as well as potentially open up new areas of study. The Director will have a unique opportunity to shape the direction of this Institute by recruiting a minimum of two additional faculty positions and a staff position. The Director will report to the Provost. Applicants should provide a vita, a letter discussing interest in the position and name, address, e-mail and phone number of three references. Application materials should be sent electronically to ctharp@fsu.edu. Nominations should be sent to the same address. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The Florida State University is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.