Biology, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Edmond, OK
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

College Information:

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 75 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. The College serves more than 3,600 undergraduate students in 26 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at

Position Summary:

Assistant Professors must have completed all requirements in a doctoral program at an accredited or internationally recognized institution; or completed a non-doctoral degree program requiring a minimum of 60 graduate hours. Teaching; research; departmental/school, college and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

Posting Number: F00273
Job Type: Full-Time
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Duties include teaching day/evening classes, graduate/undergraduate courses, scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, and university.

The Biology Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education through transformative learning and research. The department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology who is committed to excellence in teaching and collaborative student-centered research.

Primary areas of teaching responsibility will be core courses in Genetics and Cell Biology. Teaching responsibilities may also include Biology I for Majors, Biology II for Majors, and one or more advanced courses depending on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs.

Research interests may include any area within genetics/molecular biology. Other areas of expertise, especially cell biology and biochemistry, will be considered.

We are seeking a candidate who will be committed to excellence in teaching, and will establish a productive research program involving undergraduates and Master’s-level students, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and serve as a thesis advisor for graduate students.

Participation in department, college, and university service is required.

Salary Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.
Desired Start Date: August 7, 2017
EEO Statement:

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