Assistant Professor

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Position Details

All Valdosta State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching courses at multiple levels as needed in their respective disciplines. To carry out our comprehensive mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to successfully engage students as they launch or continue their intellectual journey.

Classification Information

Regular/TempRegularFull-time/Part-timeFull-Time Position Information

Position TitleAssistant ProfessorJob Search IdentifierFacultyProposed SalaryCommensurate with credentials and experienceGeneral Summary of Responsibilities

The Department of Biology at Valdosta State University is accepting applications for a tenure-track, academic-year faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, specializing in freshwater or marine ecology, evolutionary ecology or ecological genetics. The primary teaching responsibility will be an upper-level lecture and laboratory course in ecology and evolution that is required for biology majors. Secondary teaching responsibilities may include majors and/or non-majors introductory biology courses with lab components as well as upper-division courses in their area of expertise. The applicant will be expected to include undergraduate and/or graduate (MS) students in their research program.

For more information contact Dr. Gannon, Head, via email [email protected] or phone 229-333-5759.

Start date is August 1, 2020.

Required Qualifications

PhD in biology, with a specialization in ecology, evolution or a closely related field.
A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as well as scholarship.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Must have a valid drivers license and the ability to drive a 15-passenger van on student field trips.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodation.

Ability to communicate with reasonable accommodation.

Must be able to conduct field trips at a local field station. This involves hiking through brush/forest areas during hot and cold temperatures.

Position Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-Time, fully benefited (30+ hours)Standard Hours40Compliance Requirements

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.

Position Requires a Criminal Background Check.

Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Teaching, lecture and/or laboratory.

Percentage Of Time60 Essential Duties of the Position

The duties below reflect 90% of the employee's responsibilities. There is an additional 10% reserved for professional development and any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Duty

Scholarly activity resulting in publication of research in peer-reviewed journals, applying for external research funding, presentation of scholarly findings at scientific meetings; and service to the department, college, university and community.

Percentage Of Time30Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting NumberF00382Desired Start DateOpen Date09/06/2019Close Date10/21/2019EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is your highest level of completed education?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Specialist Degree
    • ABD
    • PHD
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts
  5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  6. Statement of Research Plans
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/7/2019
    Application Due: 10/21/2019
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