Assistant Professor/Biology-Animal Physiologist

Sep 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Faculty Title
Assistant Professor/Biology-Animal Physiologist

Posting Number

Official Transcripts
Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost's office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant is encourage to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • Names and contact information of 3 professional references
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and approach

    If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

    Southern Oregon University
    Human Resource Services
    Churchill Hall, Room 159
    1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
    Ashland, OR 97520

    This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at or by phone at (541)552-8553.

    Appointment Basis
    9 months



    Job Location
    Ashland (15 A)

    Hiring Pay Rate
    $56,510 (Base $56,510 @ 1.0FTE, CIP $0, YIR 1, Asst, CBA Table 12C)

    Benefits Eligible

    Position Summary
    The Biology Program within the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Southern Oregon University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9 month, faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach an upper-division course in Animal Physiology, a core requirement of our major. Additional teaching will include an upper-division elective course in animal physiology that can serve as research-intensive capstone course, instruction in human anatomy and physiology, and participation in the introductory sequence for science majors. The successful candidate will teach, advise, and pursue research with undergraduates of diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Service to the university and community is expected.

    Special Conditions
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • This position classification has been defined as “exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

    Diversity Statement
    Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or ABD in Biology or related field
  • Graduate training and research experience in animal physiology.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the college level.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in animal physiology and human anatomy and physiology.
  • Teaching experience at lower and upper-division undergraduate levels.

    Physical Demands
    Regular teaching activities may include standing, sitting, working at a computer, and lecturing.

    This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.

    Posting Date

    Application must be received by:
    for priority consideration


    Anticipated Appointment Begin Date

    Contact Name for Applicant Questions
    Human Resources

    Contact Email

    Job Duties


    Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
    Percent of total time

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