The Department of Biology and Biomedical Engineering (BBE) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Biology to begin August 2024. Candidates with advanced experience may be considered for appointment at a higher academic rank.
The biology program at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is among the highest-quality undergraduate-centered programs in the country. We are committed to employing innovative pedagogy and curriculum design to help undergraduate students develop practical skills that allow them to be successful in graduate school, medical school, and in research and industry-based career paths. By providing state-of-the-art learning opportunities and hands on learning experiences in an inclusive and engaging environment, our small, rigorous Biology program produces excellent researchers, medical professionals, and leaders in life-sciences industries. The capstone experience of the program is an intensive thesis experience spanning a 5-term sequence; all biology faculty serve as mentors in the capstone thesis. RHIT focuses on hands on experiences for all students. Therefore, every required course in our curriculum includes a lab experience. The scholar who joins our department will be joining a group of 4 biology professors, 8 biomedical engineering professors, one biology laboratory technician, one biomedical engineering support technician, and one administrative assistant.
Essential job responsibilities include teaching and advising students, continued professional development, and service to the department, Institute, and professional community. Members of the department are expected to demonstrate sustained intellectual development. Professors of biology should exhibit an ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities. Faculty and staff within the biology program are highly collaborative and committed to the Institute’s mission to provide students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment of individual attention and support.
By the time of appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a Life-Sciences related field and show evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate will use evidence-based approaches to teach a range of required biology classes and upper-year electives in their specialty. While we encourage candidates in all Life-Sciences fields to apply, experience in teaching and research in genetics, molecular biology, or organismal biology is preferred.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a top undergraduate STEM college. The scenic campus in west-central Indiana is home to 2,100 students with a passion for STEM and learning. Rose is consistently listed among the best colleges and universities in the country, including a No. 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Undergraduate Engineering Program for 24 years running. The department and the Institute place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates who can further broaden and enhance the educational experience of our students are also encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV; a statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of your professional development/research goals; a statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and contact information for three references to https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu . Candidates who advance through the initial screening will be asked to submit letters from their references. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Applications: Only online applications/resumes will be accepted at: https://jobs.rose-hulman.edu . For application system questions, please contact Human Resources via email, HRApply@rose-hulman.edu. For questions about the position itself, please contact the chair of the Department of Biology and Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Bill Weiner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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