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Teaching Assistant Professor

Job description

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology - including biophysics, intracellular signaling and trafficking, intermolecular interactions, and cell physiology and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity - including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) and Integrated Sciences (B.A.). A concentration in Cognitive Neurosciences (B.A./B.S.) is also offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology. At the graduate level, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with a research emphasis in either of the two areas described above. Additional information on Departmental programs can be found at http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/biologicalsciences/.

Position Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Denver invites applications for a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor position in our teaching professorial track (non-tenure track) for the academic year 2018-2019 beginning September 1, 2018 or January 1, 2019. The position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses related to Comparative Physiology to both undergraduate biology majors and to non-majors. We are on the Quarter System, and the duties include teaching six courses per year plus service including advising. Appointments at this rank will be made initially as a one-year contract renewable on a yearly basis for three years, followed by a three-year contract where renewal is contingent on formal performance review.

The Teaching Professorial Series provides opportunity for promotion and advancement within the series.



Potential courses to be taught include contribution to a 3-quarter introductory biology course for non-science majors, "Molecules to Humankind"; a first year course for Biology majors "Physiological Systems" an introductory course with a focus in comparative physiology, and upper level courses in Comparative Physiology. Experience in teaching human physiology courses would be desirable.

Essential Functions

Potential courses to be taught include contribution to a 3-quarter introductory biology course for non-science majors, "Molecules to Humankind"; a first year course for Biology majors "Physiological Systems" an introductory course with a focus in comparative physiology, and upper level courses in Comparative Physiology. Experience in teaching human physiology courses would be desirable.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree from a life science discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching college level physiology courses

Application Deadline

Review of material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 14, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Joseph Angleson, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences ().

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two-page statement of teaching philosophy and experience including evaluation philosophy and use of technology
  • Names and contact information of three people who can be serve as professional references

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

 

 

 

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Job No: 005961
Posted: 5/14/2018
Application Due: 7/13/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable