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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biology

Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA, United States

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This position is a full-time, tenure track position in Biology in the Department of Natural and Computational Sciences. The Assistant/Associate Professor will teach undergraduate-level courses related to Biology as needed by the Department. The Assistant/Associate Professor will also develop collaborations with faculty in the Department, College, and University as well as assist with departmental activities and initiatives.


    Teach undergraduate level Biology and related courses in a face-to-face, online, or hybrid format.Teach courses as assigned by the department chair every semester and maintain office hours (a minimum of 10 hours per week).Advise students; actively participate in the recruitment of students.Exhibit a strong commitment to research and strengthening the programs in the department.Assist students in acquiring internships and job placement.Serve on departmental, college, and university-level committees.Participate in seeking extramural funding for research and educational programs. Participate in continuous assessment of program-level and student learning outcomes.Participate in community service and outreach programs on behalf of the institution.Provide service to the University and professional organizations. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    Ph D. required.Coursework or inclination in research and teaching in the following area: Human Anatomy and PhysiologyAbility to successfully pass a background check.Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills and teamwork.2-3 years of experience at the university level.

    Prior experience in teaching Immunology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, and Introductory Biology I & II.Ability to create inclusive environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.Demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities.
Application Process:

This position has an anticipated start date of January 11, 2024, and is open until filled. The finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation consistent with the policy of the University System of Georgia. Additional information about FVSU is available at

The application packet must include the following:

    A letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.Current curriculum vitae.Undergraduate and graduate transcripts.At least five references with full contact information including emails. (References will not be contacted without consent from applicants).Additional information will be requested upon receipt of the application.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact FVSU's Office of Human Resources at or (478)825-6301.

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