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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

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St. Edward's University
Location
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States

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Visiting Assistant Professor - Microbiology

Department of Biological Science


St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.


Successful candidates will have a background in microbiology and a passion for teaching undergraduate courses in introductory biology, microbiology, and immunology; additional courses may be assigned dependent on the candidate's expertise. There are no formal academic advising or university service responsibilities associated with this position, but opportunities to become involved in the Department, the School of Natural Sciences, and the University will be available.


St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration, candidates must possess a master's degree or a minimum of 18 graduate hours in biology or a related field. A PhD in Microbiology or related field is preferred.


Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare and teach laboratory and lecture courses in microbiology for pre-Health Professions majors (BIOL 3339/3139 Microbiology) and Nursing majors (BIOL 2318/2118 Clinical Microbiology). The standard teaching load is 5 courses (15 contract hours) per semester.
  • The potential to teach other courses in the curriculum including Immunology and General Biology
  • Supervision of undergraduate teaching assistants
  • Other duties as assigned

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should apply online at https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. Application packages should include a cover letter that addresses the candidate's interest in teaching microbiology and immunology; curriculum vitae; a statement describing your teaching philosophy; the names and contact information for three references. Applicants should submit materials by June 7 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.


ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at www.stedwards.edu.


Commitment to the Holy Cross Mission St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website: https://www.stedwards.edu/about-us/living-our-mission


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.




Organization

St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

An Education for Today and a Lifetime

St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

  • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
  • 18 Average class size
  • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
  • 7 Graduate degree programs
  • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
  • 4,620 Students enrolled
  • 4,023 Undergraduate students
  • 54 Countries represented

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Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

  • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
  • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

  • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

  • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

Learn more about St. Edward’s.

We welcome your application. Apply now!

https://www.stedwards.edu/careers-st-edwards

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