Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure Track) (29491)
Oglethorpe University welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Biology, starting Fall 2020. The teaching load is two courses with labs per semester, fall and spring.
The successful candidate’s teaching load will include lab/field-based courses that will use quantitative methods to help our students understand plant biology and the roles that plants play in biotic communities and ecosystems. Teaching load will include courses spanning our Biology curriculum, including introductory-level courses, upper-level electives and a senior seminar, as well as a science course in our general-education Core curriculum.
Oglethorpe University has entered an era of innovation, reinvigoration, and growth with the opening of the $16M Turner Lynch Campus Center in 2013 and the $22M Cousins Center for Science and Innovation in Spring 2019. Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe is Atlanta’s leading liberal arts and sciences university of 1350 students representing 33 states and 38 countries. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nation’s most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges, and Princeton Review’s Best Southeastern Colleges. Website: www.oglethorpe.edu
Oglethorpe University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.Qualifications
The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Biology, or a related discipline, earned by August 2021. The most desirable candidates are those who have trained in the use of plant models to understand important ecological processes or applications (e.g., primary productivity or ecological restoration) and/or industrial applications (e.g., biotechnology, genetic engineering or pharmacology). Candidates should also demonstrate familiarity with innovative teaching methods (e.g., active learning and service learning) and should have an interest in team-based and multidisciplinary teaching approaches. Finally, candidates should be prepared to conduct student-focused research. Candidates are encouraged to provide examples in their application materials of how their interests and training could potentially synergize with our programs in Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies and/or Public Health.
To apply, please submit online a cover letter, C.V., statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Questions and inquires can be directed to Dr. Charles Baube at [email protected]
The review of applications will begin immediately; applications completed by October 25, 2019 will receive full consideration.