Assistant Professor of Biology

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Job Title Assistant Professor of Biology Position Number 999247 Department Biology Salary Commensurate Job Summary/Description

The Department of Biology at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX seeks applicants for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Biology with a specialization in Microbiology. Teaching, research, and service are the primary responsibilities. Candidates are required to possess teaching skills and extensive training in and/or experience with the use microbiological techniques to engage in research with undergraduate and master’s level, graduate students. Candidates with a strong interest or experience in college level teaching and research supervision will be preferred. The successful applicant is also expected to attend departmental events and perform other departmental duties as assigned. The position is a nine-month appointment with the possibility of teaching summer classes.

Typical Duties/Job Duties

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and labs with special emphasis in microbiology (e.g. junior level general microbiology, pathogenic microbiology) and other departmental service courses as assigned. The successful applicant is expected to develop an active research program and conduct research with undergraduate and graduate (master’s level) students. The applicant will also be expected to participate in departmental, college, and university level service and events, advise pre-health professions students, and serve on the Health Professions Advisory Committee. Teaching load is equivalent to 15 contact hours/week.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The successful applicant should possess strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills and a desire to develop innovative learning experiences. Applicants should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both in and out of the classroom. Knowledge of microbiology sufficient to teach and assess academically rigorous undergraduate and graduate level courses and develop an undergraduate and master’s level research program consistent with this field of expertise. Exceptional teaching and research skills are a must as is the ability to collaborate with colleagues. Experience in or knowledge of health professions is highly desirable. Involvement in community service and professional organizations is highly encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Biology or related field from an accredited institution with specialized training in microbiological techniques. ABD applicants will be considered but the doctorate must be completed by the end of the first semester of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Potential for excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring students. Ability to procure external funding is strongly preferred. Experience in or knowledge of health professions is highly desirable.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to prep, setup, and manipulate typical lab equipment and supplies.

EEO Statement

Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at [email protected].

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F069P Open Date 10/31/2018 Close Date Desired Start Date 08/12/2019 Review Start Date 11/12/2018 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Required Number of References Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts (Unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other




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Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 6/27/2019
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