Professional Assistant Professor, Biology

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Professional Assistant Professor, Biology

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

S&E - Life Sciences

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description
The College of Science and Engineering seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Professional Assistant Professor (PAP) faculty position to teach primarily non-majors Biology, along with the majors Biology I and II and some Human Anatomy & Physiology. Promotion to Professional Associate Professor and Professional Professor is possible within the Professional line. The typical teaching assignment for PAP faculty in the Department of Life Sciences is 5:5 courses per academic year. The expected start date will be fall 2019. In addition to teaching introductory level courses, the successful candidate may participate in the University's freshman learning community program, assist with development and coordination of labs and may have opportunities to teach other courses in their areas of expertise.

The Department of Life Sciences has 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 5 professional assistant faculty and over 1,200 science majors. It offers B.S. degrees in Biology, Biomedical Science, and Clinical Laboratory Science, M.S. degrees in Biology, Marine Biology, and Fisheries & Mariculture, and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology. The selected PAP will be housed in a new state-of-the-art three-story building, Tidal Hall, which support nine new instructional labs and 34 research labs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in life sciences or closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in college-level teaching (lecture and/or laboratory), in Biology including designing laboratories and mentoring/training teaching assistants

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in college-level teaching (lecture and/or laboratory), in Anatomy & Physiology including designing laboratories and mentoring/training teaching assistants
  • Experience mentoring students from underrepresented groups in science


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted.

A completed application will include:
1. Cover letter describing interest in the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Individual statements describing teaching philosophy and teaching interests
4. Copies of unofficial transcripts for graduate coursework
5. Copies of teaching evaluations, if available
6. The names and contact information of four professional references

The posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants are encouraged to apply before May 1, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered for review.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Judy Metcalf at 361-825-3259 or [email protected].

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 4/10/2019
Application Due: 6/10/2019
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