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Assistant Professor, Education Scholar

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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Assistant Professor – Education Scholar PathwayThe Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont seeks an educator with experience in the education of undergraduate students in the areas of Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and/or Microbiology. The position is an Assistant Professor-Education Scholar Pathway (non-tenure track). Strong interest and evidence of experience in undergraduate education is essential. Beyond coordinating the teaching of undergraduate students, the candidate will be an academic advisor for Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry majors at UVM.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, or another related science field with three or more years of experience in teaching undergraduate students. As part of their training, candidates should have hands-on expertise in basic and advanced laboratory techniques, and should have superior organizational skills. Candidate should also have significant mentoring experience and a genuine desire to work with undergraduate students as an academic advisor. Experience in curriculum development and coordination will be an added advantage. Effective oral and written communication skills are required, and the candidate can expect to have appropriate performance feedback and career development opportunities and support.

The candidate will be a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, which is a vibrant and growing department positioned within both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Medicine. Within the highly respected Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry undergraduate majors, faculty have a long history of excellence in the education of future scientific professionals. In a recent alumni survey, 82 of the 90 respondents (91%) have obtained or are in the process of obtaining a postgraduate degree. These degrees include 27 Ph.D., 18 M.D., 5 D.M.D., 1 J.D., 21 M.S., and 9 M.P.H. degrees. In addition, over 85% of our alumni performed undergraduate research in our faculty-driven research labs, studying diverse topics such as microbial pathogenicity, vaccinology, human immunology, structural biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and protein-DNA interactions in cancer biology.

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and the University of Vermont are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, and service. Applicants are required to include a statement, up to 1 page in length, with information about how they have worked toward diversity and inclusion in previous positions and will further this goal at the University of Vermont. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, we strongly encourage application by May 15, 2023.

Burlington is a New England university city situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain to the west and bordered by the Green Mountains to the east, both of which offer easy access to year-round outdoor recreational activities/sports. Burlington is within driving distance to major US and Canadian cities and was recently voted one of the top 10 most desirable cities in the US to raise children.

Applicants are required to provide the following submitted through· detailed introductory cover letter summarizing your qualifications and expertise· a current full CV· a statement on teaching and mentoring approach/philosophy (up to 1 page)· a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, about how they have worked toward diversity and inclusion in previous positions and will further this goal at the University of Vermont (up to 1 page)· the names and contact information for three references familiar with the candidate’s relevant experience; references will not be contacted for formal letters until after the first shortlisting has been conducted.

Evaluation of applications will begin approximately May 15th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (

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