Biology, Assistant Professor - University of Saint Joseph
University of Saint Joseph
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
Internal Number: 137541
Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Sep 30 2021 Job Description:
The Department of Biology at the University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor starting August 2022. The growing department serves both undergraduate and graduate biology students with a range of interests including healthcare professions, cellular and molecular biomedical research, and environmental/ecological biology. A record of research, publication and service is required for the successful granting of tenure.
Primary responsibilities include teaching 24-credits each year, as well as active participation in curriculum development, student advisement, and faculty-led student research. The ideal candidate for this position should have experience in teaching at higher education institutions, have a strong background in environmental science and/or organismal biology, and also be able to teach foundational courses in biology. This candidate will primarily teach introductory organismal biology courses, environmental science-focused courses, anatomy and physiology, and graduate online courses that complement their background and the current need for graduate offerings in the department. Candidates should be prepared to discuss their research program and identify how such a program would complement the department and institution. In summary, candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship exemplified by the balance of teaching students in the field/laboratory and classroom using both traditional and online pedagogies.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Earned doctorate in Biology or one of the various sub-disciplines of biology (e.g., organismal biology, environmental science, etc.), or a related field by time of appointment. Strong ABD candidates will be considered with a letter from their thesis advisor stating the anticipated date of completion.
Evidence of experience with personalized instruction of undergraduate students (or other related populations).
Evidence of potential to maintain an active scholarship agenda that leads to publications, competitive external grant submission, and undergraduate student participation.
Evidence of service, including university or community service, or the potential of engaging in service opportunities
Please note that University of Saint Joseph has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and the students we support. As a conditions of employment, employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless an exemption is approved for medical or religious reasons or as otherwise required by law.
The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.