Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Valparaiso University, located in northwestern Indiana, invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in biology beginning mid-August, 2019 and continuing through May 2020. Candidates who are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching with a strong background in anatomy & physiology are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities for the academic year may include anatomy & physiology lecture at a level appropriate for nursing and health professions students, introductory laboratories, and a senior seminar on a topic of expertise. The position will include teaching responsibilities for the equivalent of 3-4 course sections each semester.
The Department of Biology is committed to excellent teaching at many levels: molecular, cellular, organismic, population, community, ecosystem, evolutionary. The department is staffed with eleven Ph.D.-level, full-time tenure-track faculty members, two M.S.-level laboratory coordinators/instructors, and a lab technician. Currently, the department has approximately 160 undergraduate biology majors; the department also serves students in the Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions and Engineering. Valparaiso University has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. The University is located one hour southeast of Chicago and is within a short drive of the Indiana Dunes National Park on Lake Michigan. The department is housed in both the new Center for the Sciences and the Neils Science Center. For further information about the Department of Biology, please refer online to http://www.valpo.edu/biology.
Candidates for this position should possess or be close to successfully finishing a Ph.D. or equivalent in biology or a closely related field with the capacity to teach anatomy & physiology. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/60684 .
Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.