Assistant Professor - Biology

Job description

The Department of Biology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to start in August of 2017. Applicants must have a PhD (postdoctoral research experience preferred), a strong commitment to teaching, and a fundable research agenda focusing on human subjects that can be integrated into a new Sports Medicine and Performance Center (planned to open in 2019). Teaching load (3-2) will be comprised of core lecture and lab classes within the biology and exercise science degree programs. Special consideration will be given to individuals who can bridge at least two areas of emphasis within the department, including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, genetics, or cell/molecular biology. This emphasis must serve to increase the department's research capacity in exercise science-related fields. The department does not have animal facilities.

The University enrolls ~12,000 students, with ~750 undergraduate Biology majors. The Biology Department offers a B.S. degree in biology, with an option in biomedical science, as well as a joint B.S. degree in exercise science in conjunction with the Health Science Department. Details of these programs can be found at The graduate program offers an MSc in Biology, with several options, including exercise science. Details of the graduate program can be found at

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, names and contact information of five professional references willing to provide a confidential letter of recommendation, a research agenda, three representative publications, and unofficial transcript(s). Preference will be given to those who submit these materials by 5th February 2017. Specific questions may be directed to the search committee at [email protected]

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

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Required: PhD in a life-science related area

Preferred: postdoctoral research experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications must be submitted through CU Careers. Applications received through surface mail or email will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:In addition to the above documents, please submit your research agenda and three representative publications.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40062 - LAS-Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 30, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Search committee

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00480513





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Posted: 2/21/2017
Application Due: 4/22/2017
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