Associate Professor Biology, Biomedical Sciences Program DirectorPosition Number:
Faculty 9-10 MonthsTime-limited through:
N/AType of Appointment:
Tenure-Track, Full-TimeFaculty Position Sub-Type:
RegularLength of Appointment:
9 monthsInternal Recruitment?:
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Division:
Academic Affairs - DIVCollege:
College of Arts and SciencesApproved Hiring Salary Range:
In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion. Carnegie:
The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.
UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.Faculty Initiatives:
UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, inclusive employer in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond. UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.General Description / Primary Purpose:
The Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida (UNF) invites applications for a state-funded, Biomedical Sciences Program Director and Associate Professor with tenure position in Biology. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution located in Jacksonville, Florida and is home to six colleges and over 17,000 students. The Department of Biology at UNF has two main pillars of research focus, including an established Coastal and Marine Biology program and a growing Biomedical Sciences program. The Biomedical Sciences Program Director will be expected to lead the University-wide Biomedical Sciences Program and to develop relationships and opportunities between UNF and biomedical and biotechnology industries and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be an established researcher with a track record of funding and an established research program of exceptional caliber grounded in the biomedical sciences. Teaching responsibilities may include a range of courses including introductory level courses for majors, upper-level courses in the biomedical sciences program areas of emphasis, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.Job Function:
The Biomedical Sciences Program Director will be expected to lead the University-wide Biomedical Sciences Program and to develop relationships and opportunities between UNF and biomedical and biotechnology industries and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be an established researcher with a track record of funding and an established research program of exceptional caliber grounded in the biomedical sciences. Teaching responsibilities may include a range of courses including introductory level courses for majors, upper-level courses in the biomedical sciences program areas of emphasis, and courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. A competitive salary, Director stipend, and startup package will be provided.Faculty Position Required Qualifications:
Director Required Qualifications:· An effective leader who will embrace the challenge of strengthening and growing a nascent Biomedical Sciences Program.· Strong communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate program goals and objectives in order to facilitate a welcoming and attractive hub for biomedical activity and investment.· Able to build strong ties as well as research and career development opportunities with other academic and/or biomedical research institutions and the biotechnology industry throughout the North Florida region.· A record of research in the biomedical sciences and a demonstrated ability to secure external funding with experience in developing and writing extramural grants.· Able to establish good working relations with faculty, staff, students, and administrators and serve as a key liaison with business and government partners and other community constituencies.Departmental Requirements:
Associate Professor Required Qualifications:· Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., M.D., M.D./PhD or equivalent) in a biomedically focused field.· Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in biology.· Ability to teach courses within the Department of Biology curriculum.· Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate research students.· Excellence in scholarship demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals commensurate with an appointment at the Associate Professor level.· Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining an independent research program.· Record of seeking extramural research support evidenced by proposal submission and/or receipt of funding.
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Background Check:Required Licensure or Certification:
This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.
Foreign Influence Review:
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants must fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.
N/AMachines/Equipment used regularly:
N/AAnticipated Start Date:
08/07/2023Job Posting Date:
10/17/2022Application Review Date:
01/02/2023Open Until Filled:
YesPoint of Contact Information:
Dr. Terri EllisHiring Official:
Dr. Cliff RossLocation if not Jacksonville:
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload the following supplemental documents: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Additionally, a statement that addresses leadership style, vision, and goals for a growing Biomedical Sciences Program, must be uploaded under “Department Specific” required documentation. References will be contacted and asked to provide a letter of recommendation later in the application process. All documents must be submitted via www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents, you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records.If you have any questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Terri Ellis at 904-620-5766 or [email protected]. Initial review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.Quicklink: