Instructor - MicrobiologyCampus:
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment:
CAS Biological SciencesAdvertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Part/Full Time:
Full TimeHours per Week:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis :
9 monthsWork County:
Professional TrackJob Search Category:
FacultyAbout University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.Advertised Job Summary:
The faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, invites applications for a full time, professional-track position at the rank of Instructor to begin August 16, 2023. The position is a 9-month appointment with a teaching load of 8 courses in Microbiology over the 9-months ( or an equivalent of 12 credit hours of courses each academic semester). This is an annual appointment that may be renewed contingent upon Dean’s approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.Required Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of a combination of BIOL 250 (Microbiology), BIOL 462/462L (Advanced Microbiology and Lab), and/or BIOL 550 (Bacteriology). These courses are taken by both science (Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Exercise Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences) majors, and non-science (Nursing, Public Health, Psychology) majors. The 4:4 teaching load is equivalent to teaching 12 credit hours of courses each semester. These 12 hours can be any combination of lectures and labs as needed by the department.
The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,800 undergraduate students, 60 graduate students, and 35 tenure-line faculty representing a broad range of research areas (www.biol.sc.edu). USC (www.sc.edu) is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report).
Candidates must hold a minimum of a master’s degree (or, for PhD candidates without a Master’s, must be ABD) by the start date. Strong organizational and communication skills are required.Preferred Qualifications:
None.Desired Start Date:
08/16/2023Job Open Date:
03/20/2023Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
Applications must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a statement of teaching interests, experience, and expertise (1-2 pages), (4) a brief statement of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the biological sciences (1 page), and (5) the names and email addresses of 3 references. References will be contacted directly by the Chair of the Search Committee, and letters will be requested on the candidate’s behalf.Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Amanda P. Zeigler, Undergraduate Director, Department of Biological Sciences (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 803-777-2518).Review of applications will begin on 3/15/2023 and will continue until the position is filled.Quicklink for Posting:
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