Assistant Professor #499856FTE:
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Job Summary : The Department of Biology at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in vertebrate biology beginning August 2022. A demonstrated ability or potential for establishing a vigorous, externally funded, research program, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and effective teaching are essential requirements. Candidates having active, interdisciplinary research agendas using cutting-edge approaches to examine ecological or population level processes in vertebrates are encouraged to apply. The ability to work productively across departments and colleges and with state and federal agencies in acquiring external funding is highly desirable, as is the potential to relate the primary research emphasis to studies of ecosystem resiliency in gulf coastal environments. The successful candidate will actively engage graduate, undergraduate, and underrepresented students in research, and will be responsible for teaching upper division courses in comparative vertebrate anatomy and ichthyology. A willingness to teach General Biology or Anatomy and Physiology, to develop a sophomore-level course in evolution, and the potential to develop courses in support of pre-professional programs is desirable. Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
- An earned PhD and demonstrated expertise in vertebrate biology.
- Ability to conduct student-centered research and pursue external funding.
- Post-secondary level teaching experience.
- Commitment to excellence in teaching.
- Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Commitment to effective academic advising.
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Veteran's Preference:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.Disclaimer:
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.
This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.Open Date:
07/23/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Application Procedure: Apply online at: https://jobs.lamar.edu. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Biology Search Committee Chairperson. Recommendation letters can be sent to: [email protected]Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting: