Assistant Professor - Biology

Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Biology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a position as a tenure track Assistant Professor to start in August of 2018. Applicants must have a PhD (postdoctoral research experience preferred), a strong commitment to teaching, and a fundable research agenda that incorporates student training and focuses on Plant Genetics. Teaching load (3-2) will be comprised of core and elective courses within the biology degree programs including Genetics and Plant Biology. Particularly desired is an incumbent who uses a molecular genetic approach to answer questions about the cell biology, physiology, developmental biology or biochemistry of plant model organisms or other photosynthetic model organisms. Standard load is 15 contact hours per academic year (fall and spring) in a 40% teaching, 40% research and 20% service proportion.

The University enrolls ~ 12,000 students with ~ 750 undergraduate Biology majors. The Department of Biology is dedicated to outstanding teaching and research at the undergraduate and Master's levels ( The Biology Department offers a B.S. degree in biology, with an option in biomedical science. Details of these programs can be found at The graduate program offers an MSc in Biology, with several options, including Molecular and Cellular Biology. Details of the graduate program can be found at

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Required: PhD in Biology or a closely related area

Preferred: postdoctoral research experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:Preference will be given to those who submit these materials by September 30th 2017. Applications received by email or hard copy will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Specific questions may be directed to the search committee at

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 application documents, please provide your research agenda and three representative publications. The list of references should include the names and contact information of five professional references willing to provide a confidential letter of recommendation. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Search committee

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00480509