Limited-Term Instructor/Assistant Professor - Biology

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Limited-Term Instructor/Assistant Professor
Search #30034
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biology

The Department of Biology invites nominations and applications for six limited-term Instructor or limited-term Assistant Professor positions. Three positions are located on the Statesboro campus, and three positions are located on the Armstrong campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university is named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Biology offers a comprehensive biology program leading to B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees. The department also provides several core curriculum and foundation classes for other majors. These positions will contribute to student-centered classroom and broad-based laboratory instruction for our students.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the limited-tem Instructor or limited-term Assistant Professor in Biology will be responsible for teaching multiple courses per semester, including biology courses for majors and non-majors and other duties as specified by the Department Chair of Biology. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned M.S. (for limited-term Instructor) or Ph.D. (for limited-term Assistant Professor) in Biology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in the Biological Sciences, by May 31, 2018.
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate biology courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 1 year of college/university teaching.

    Screening of applications begins June 6, 2018, and continues until the positions are filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above including Armstrong or Statesboro campus preference; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Risa Cohen, Search Chair, Search #30034
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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    Posted: 5/17/2018
    Application Due: 8/30/2018
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