Assistant Professor/Biology & Environmental Science & Policy

Southern Oregon University

United States

February 10, 2022

Description

Posting Details Posting Number F00178

Faculty Title Assistant Professor/Biology & Environmental Science & Policy Job Title Assistant Professor/Biology & Environmental Science & Policy Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost's office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) a cover letter introducing the applicant's qualifications for and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; (3) teaching philosophy (1 page max); (4) research statement describing the research program you will pursue at SOU and how you will involve undergraduate students (in the research document section, 2 page max); (5) a diversity statement explaining your experience with and commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion (1 page max); and (6) at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application, please contact Human Resources for assistance.

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

To view SOU's offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit: https: // inside.sou.edu/assets/hrs/Benefits/2021EmployeeBenefitsOverview.pdf Our benefits package is an important complement to the offered salary and our Total Compensation Calculator, https: // inside.sou.edu/hrs/comp-calc.html, demonstrates our value and commitment to our employees.

Visa Sponsorship This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. Appointment Basis 9 months FTE 1.0 Department Biology Job Location Ashland (15 A) Other Job Location 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 Position Summary

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 focus.

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.

Diversity Statement

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.

Minimum Qualifications

• 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 education, • Applicants should provide documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities. • Ability to teach lower-division biology and environmental science courses. • Ability to teach an organismal level biology course

Preferred Qualifications

• 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 diverse backgrounds. • Demonstrated experience with undergraduate research mentoring •Ability to teach courses in research methodology, including geographic information systems. • 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

Physical Demands

Regular teaching activities, including standing/sitting, lecturing, and using a computer.

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 Closing Date Open Until Filled No Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2022 Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources Contact Email hrs@sou.edu Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.sou.edu/postings/9626 Special Conditions

•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 emergency basis. •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.

Notice to Prospective Employees Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.

An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link: https: // inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email clerycoordinator@sou.edu.

Job Duties

Duties

Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.

Percent of total time 100

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  • Anticipate completing doctorate by September 16, 2022
  • Anticipate completing doctorate within first year of employment
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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Document
  • Diversity Statement
  • References
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
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