Assistant Professor -Biology

Sep 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor -Biology

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Utah Valley University located in Orem, UT seeks an: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - BIOLOGY

DUTIES: Teaches courses in Human Anatomy with potential for teaching additional courses in Biology Department curriculum such as (but not limited to) General Biology, Comparative Anatomy, and/or specialty courses in area of expertise. Develops and supervises a research program that promotes undergraduate student participation which should result in peer-reviewed publication. Collaboratively and professionally, promotes the department, college, and collective and individual interests of the staff and students. Support ways (through service) to fulfill the guiding concepts/mission of the university.

Required Qualifications:
Must possess earned doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or equivalent) in Biology or related degree from an accredited institution. Foreign equivalent degree accepted. One year experience teaching gross anatomy. Potential areas of candidate expertise include: developmental biology, embryology, clinical anatomy, comparative vertebrate anatomy, anatomical pathology, histology, neurobiology or other anatomically related fields at a university level. One year experience in mammalian dissections. Must be willing to work non-traditional hours and at satellite locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates knowledge of human anatomy. Demonstrates knowledge of acceptable anatomical nomenclature. Knowledge of clinically relevant anatomy, gross and microscopic anatomy, developmental and comparative anatomy preferred.
  • SKILLS: Demonstrable ability to perform prosections on human cadavers. Skill in classroom management and student motivation techniques. Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
  • ABILITIES: Ability to develop curriculum and teach/design courses, including lecture and laboratory components. Demonstrable teaching ability in lecture and laboratory settings. Ability to teach large classes, distance education courses, or on-line courses. Ability to utilize multiple techniques for specimen preservation. Ability to involve undergraduates in research projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.
Lifting up to 10 lbs.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range:

Advertisement Number: FAC11917
Open Date: 09/08/2017
Review Start Date:
Close Date: 11/1/2017
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts & references.

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