Assistant Professor of BiologyJob Description Summary:
The University of La Verne invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Biology Department beginning 2023-24 with a focus on Sustainability and an expertise relevant to our Community Health program. The Biology Department serves over 300 majors and is committed to teaching and scholarly excellence, values multicultural perspectives, fosters a collegial learning community for students and faculty, and actively strives to incorporate cultural diversity into its work.Specific Duties:
The Biology Department is in the Natural Science Division that is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is engaged in developing The La Verne Experience, a University-wide initiative that integrates curricular, co-curricular, and community engagement. As a holistic educational approach, it focuses on Learning Communities, Theory-to-Practice, Experiential Learning, and Integrated Learning. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in departmental efforts with The La Verne Experience, including interdisciplinary approaches to education and innovative undergraduate research.
The University of La Verne is a 120-year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with a strong emphasis on teaching excellence and an increasing commitment to research and publications. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, and nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The University is a federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institution and the Department is proud of its high graduation rate for underrepresented minorities.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.If you’re passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!
The successful candidate will teach in the life science curriculum (including community engaged health research, human physiology, developmental biology, and introductory major courses) and should be in a position to assume leadership in the Community Health program. Other responsibilities include: participation in the non-major life-science requirement in an innovative and integrative manner, academic advising, mentoring, and development of an extramurally funded research program involving undergraduates that focuses on human/public health.Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a PhD in a human or health-related field.Preferred Qualifications:
The ability to teach Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences, Human Anatomy, Genetics, or Molecular Biology courses is desirable.Benefits Summary:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.Location:
La Verne Central CampusPosting Number:
2018-190206FAOpen Until Filled: