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Biology Assistant Professor - AU

Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track
Avila University  
Kansas City, Missouri
Avila University is seeking applicants with experience in the field of genomics for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology appointment to begin August, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching the introductory biology sequence (cells, genes, ecology, and evolution), as well as upper- level biology electives and associated labs. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position will work closely with other science faculty to establish and meet departmental goals, including (1) ensuring a rigorous undergraduate research program for Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), and Pre-Health students; (2) providing Biology, BMB, and Pre- Health students with cutting-edge exposure to the full scope of contemporary biological inquiry; and (3) Anticipating exciting new directions in the rapidly changing field of biology.
The successful candidate will apply innovative teaching techniques to course content and will supervise undergraduate research for biology and related majors. Other specific responsibilities include:
- Teach 12 credit hours or the equivalent per semester.
- Participate in curriculum development.
- Engage in service to the university, including participation in faculty, staff, school, and departmental meetings.
- Provide academic advising for areas such as biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and pre-health students.
- Assist with recruitment and retention of students to STEM programs.
- Participate in professional activities including research and attendance at workshops and meetings.
- Be active and keep current in one’s academic discipline.
- Engage in service to the community.
Avila University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and teaches students to be advocates for social justice, regardless of their profession, academic field, or religious affiliation. The university is committed to educating students as global citizens capable of engaging across social and cultural boundaries.
A Ph.D. in Biology or related field is required, along with a commitment to excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, scholarship, and service to the campus community. A background in genomics with applications to organismal biology, ecology, evolution, and/or conservation is preferred.
Application Information:
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and three letters of reference to: academicemployment [-at-]
Additional questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Karin Gastreich, Chair of the Biology Department (karin.gastreich [-at-]
More information available at:
Posted: November 12, 2017.