Posting Number F00178
Faculty Title Assistant Professor/Biology & Environmental Science & Policy
Job Title Assistant Professor/Biology & Environmental Science & Policy
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research statement describing the research program you will pursue at SOU and
how you will involve undergraduate students (in the research document
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with and commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion (1 page max); and
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Appointment Basis 9 months
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
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Hiring Pay Rate $61,121-$64,863 (Asst Professor Year-in-Rank 1-4, CIP $0,
CBA Table 12C) commensurate with experience in a comparable faculty
appointment and according to the SOU faculty collective bargaining agreement
Benefits Eligible Yes
The Divisions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and
Business, Communication, and the Environment (BCE) at Southern Oregon
University (SOU) are seeking candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-
track, Assistant Professor with joint appointments in Biology and
Environmental Science & Policy, with a specialization in
applied aquatic ecology, stream ecology, wetland ecology, or limnology. The
candidate should demonstrate competency in biology and environmental sciences
broadly with specific interests in aquatic ecology and/or applied biology of
aquatic systems. Preference will be given to candidates with an organismal
Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal
degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline, or
ABD, from an accredited institution.
We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and
research to teach upper-division courses in their area of expertise, as well
as core courses and electives in the Biology and Environmental Science &
Policy programs. Proven teaching ability and demonstrable research activity
are essential. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to
teaching, student advising, and continued scholarly practice.
Candidates should show excellent written and verbal communication skills,
organizational and management experience, demonstrable applied field research,
and capacity for undergraduate research/program advising. Teaching
responsibilities may include online courses. Other responsibilities include
advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as
appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start
date is September 2022 and the position will be open until filled with
priority deadline of February 10, 2022.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of
approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding
area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The
Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking,
snowboarding, and fishing. Southern Oregon University is committed to
sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and research that advances
our understanding of local, regional, and global environmental issues.
The Biology and Environmental Science & Policy programs are actively engaging
in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student
body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including
historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive
excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our
educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our
commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners,
educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage
those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we
expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an
inclusive campus community.
• Terminal degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related
discipline, or ABD, from an accredited institution.
• Applicants should have at least one year of experience teaching in higher
• Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and
• Ability to teach lower-division biology and environmental science courses.
• Ability to teach an organismal level biology course
• Ph.D. in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or related discipline at
the time of appointment from an accredited institution.
• More than one year of teaching in higher education teaching, advising, and
mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
• Experience teaching and supervising students, including students from
• Demonstrated experience with undergraduate research mentoring
•Ability to teach courses in research methodology, including geographic
• Scholarly research experience in aquatic ecology, biology of aquatic systems
and aquatic organisms, stream ecology, or wetland ecology
• Preference will be given to candidates with an organismal focus.
• Ability to work well with a highly interdisciplinary team
Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-
sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a
Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 01/11/2022
Application must be received by for priority consideration 02/10/2022
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022
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•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for
occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet
special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under
the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
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