Position Title: Assistant Professor
Responsibilities include teaching 4 courses per semester (combination of lecture and/or laboratory sections) and a service commitment to the undergraduate program.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama is hiring assistant professors of teaching to start August 16, 2013. Responsibilities include teaching 4 courses per semester and a service commitment to the undergraduate program.
Positions are 3-year renewable contracts with an annual performance review. Although individuals in such positions (designated Clinical/Lecture Track Faculty at the University of Alabama) may not earn tenure, they are eligible for promotion.
Teaching duties will include large-enrollment undergraduate courses (e.g., BSC 114/116; Principles of Biology I and II, BSC 215/BSC 216; Anatomy and Physiology I and II; BSC 242; Microbiology and Man), and also may include smaller laboratory courses (BSC 312 Microbiology Laboratory). The service commitment involves some aspects of undergraduate advising. There is no research requirement for this position.
A Ph.D. in the life sciences is required for these positions. Applications should include (1) a current vitae/resume (2) a cover letter outlining qualifications (including courses/labs prepared to teach, list of innovative teaching practices, sample course syllabi), (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) evidence of teaching practices and/or instructional development (e.g., summary of student evaluations, peer or supervisor observations) if applicable, and (5) names and contact information of 3-4 references.
Application review will begin March 30, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
UA EEO Statement:
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.