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Assistant Professor, Biology

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Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Advertising Started on: Thursday, November 1, 2018
College: College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
Department: Biology

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Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Service Schedule: Academic Year
Position Description: The University of Northern Iowa's College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences - Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor to start August 1, 2019. The typical teaching load in the Department is 9 total classroom/lab contact hours per week. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by August 1, 2019 and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education with the ability to teach an introductory majors course in organismal biology, an upper-level organismal biology course that complements current course offerings, and a non-majors biology course in the university general education program. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program and involve undergraduate and master's level students in community-engaged research. Faculty members are expected to seek extramural funding.

The Department of Biology (biology.uni.edu) serves undergraduate and M.S. students. It is housed in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. The University of Northern Iowa is one of three state universities in Iowa with an enrollment of 11,212 students. For more information about the university, visit www.uni.edu. The University of Northern Iowa is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located approximately 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago. For more information, visit www.cedarfalls.com.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will collaborate to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service in these areas.
Education Requirements: Ph.D. in Biology or related field required; ABD's will be considered with evidence of completion by August 1, 2019.
Required Qualification: Required qualifications include ability to teach introductory organismal biology, an upper-level organismal biology course that complements current course offerings, and a non-majors biology course in the university general education program; ability to establish a productive research program involving undergraduate and MS students in a comprehensive university setting.
Desirable Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching, collaborative research, and community engagement.


Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents: Curriculum Vita Statement of teaching interests Statement of research interests and goals
Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.
Number of References: 3
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.


To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact Information

Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact: Mark Sherrard - [email protected]
McCollum Science Hall 97
Phone: 319-273-2770
Department URL: biology.uni.edu


Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation are required for this position.



UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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Posted: 11/4/2018
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