Assistant Professor of Biology

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Assistant Professor of Biology

Job ID: 237003
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

The Department of Biology offers a collegial atmosphere, a thriving study abroad and competitive pre-med program, and also teaching and lab space equipped for hands-on experiential learning. The Biology Department is comprised of 11 full-time tenure-track faculty members and 2 full-time lecturers. Highlights of our facilities include a modern and recently renovated science building containing cellular/molecular biology and chemistry labs, recently renovated anatomy & physiology, microbiology and general biology labs, a scanning electron microscope, HPLC and tissue culture facility. Additional details regarding the Department of Biology are available at https://bio.columbusstate.edu.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary
The Department of Biology at Columbus State University (CSU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology to begin August 2022.

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and implementing a student-centered research program that mentors undergraduates and Master's students. Excellent candidates will create synergy in the department via the application of modern molecular methods.

Teaching responsibilities will include both lecture and lab of lower and upper division undergraduate courses in cell/molecular biology and Anatomy and Physiology for both majors and non-majors, as well as the opportunity to develop new courses in the candidate's area of specialty.

The College of Letters and Sciences values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Responsibilities
Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to the preparation of lectures for classroom and laboratory courses; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; conferring with students on course materials; reviewing written examinations and papers; evaluating presentations; supervising independent study projects and advising; and teaching an average of 12 contact hours per semester, which may include lectures and labs in Introductory Biology courses for both majors and non-majors, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, and Molecular Biology, as well as additional courses as needed based on demand and qualifications.

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have an earned doctorate or Ph.D. in a relevant field (cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, neuroscience, human physiology, or related field), prior to the start date of August 2022. Candidates should show evidence of a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students, have the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships throughout the organization, communicate effectively and possess proficient computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Suite of Office Applications. The successful applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites, as well as demonstrate the ability to work well with students, faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, multicultural, collaborative environment. The candidate will also demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring with a demonstrated record of being supportive and inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds.

Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.



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Organization

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at visitcolumbusga.com.

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan (www.columbusstate.edu/strategicplan) and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
For additional information, visit www.ColumbusState.edu .

Find Us
Telephone
706.507.8920
Location
4225 University Avenue
Columbus
Georgia
31907
US

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