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Assistant Professor - Biology

Savannah State University
Savannah State Recruiting Loc
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Jul 10, 2021

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Job Title: Assistant Professor - Biology
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222050
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses associated with the Bachelors of Science in Biology; developing and teaching advanced-level courses. Assignments may include lecture and/or laboratory sections as available in the Principles of Biology sequence, Genetics, Ecology, Cell Biology, Nueroscience or Vertebrate Anatomy. Qualifications include graduate course work in one of the above mentioned course disciplines. Ideal candidates will have a focus on student success and foster an engaging learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds who want to be successful at a broad range of educational goals. The candidate will mentor undergraduate students and sustain a vibrant research program that actively engages undergraduate students. The successful applicant will also participate in the growth and advancement of programs in Biology, including the development of a Master’s degree program in Biology. Active undergraduate student advisement and research is required.

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Biology or discipline complementary to the Biology program required; preference given to applicants with education and experience in Genetics, Ecology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, or Vertebrate Anatomy; corresponding post-doctoral experience in interdisciplinary dimensions of contemporary Biology is preferred. The candidate should have a minimum of at least three (3) years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level as well as evidence of grantsmanship potential and scholarly activity. A satisfactory background check is required.

Proposed Salary

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

To insure that a strong program of nondiscrimination in employment practices and procedures will continue in the University System, the Board of Regents has adopted the following policy: The Board of Regents has declared that no person within the University System of Georgia, shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age or disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. In addition, SSU supports the veterans’ preference provisions of the Georgia Constitution.

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