Assistant Professor of Biology

University of the Virgin Islands

United States

March 3, 2022

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Biology

Position Number 320020 Department College of Science & Mathematics Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics at the University of the Virgin Islands is seeking a candidate for a full time position (non-tenure track) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for Fall 2022. Commitment to quality undergraduate teaching, continuing scholarship, and university and community service is required. The University of the Virgin Islands is a Historically Black publicly supported land-grant institution. UVI is seeking faculty who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Appointees must be able to work productively with colleagues and students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University's committees; and contribute to the implementation of the University's Strategic Plan, Greatness Through Innovation. The College of Science and Mathematics (https: // www. uvi.edu/academics/science-math/default.aspx) offers undergraduate programs in Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Process Technology as well as Masters programs in Marine and Environmental Science, and Mathematics for Secondary Teachers. In addition, the College includes research centers that bridge the STEM fields: the Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences, the Caribbean Green Technology Center, the Virgin Islands Center for STEM Education Research and Practice, and the Etelman Observatory. UVI is the lead institution for NSF EPSCoR funding for our territorial program Mare Nostrum Caribbean: Stewardship Through Strategic Research and Workforce Development (https: // viepscor.com/) with a focus on integrating physical, biological and human factors to explain the process of ecosystem dynamics, disease, and demographics on coral reefs. The College also has student training programs supported by NSF, NIH, and DOE.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biology, Marine Biology, or related field from an accredited institution is preferred. Must possess a record of or potential for achievement in teaching, academic research and service.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have: demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; adaptability and genuine interest in teaching; experience and motivation to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research, teach a graduate course in the Master of Marine and Environmental Science Program, and work collaboratively with the research faculty and instructional faculty on developing research, and the inclusion of research and project-based learning in undergraduate and graduate laboratory curricula. All areas of biology will be considered, but preference will be given to individuals with expertise in one or more of the following: evolution, ecology, marine sciences, anatomy & physiology, environmental science, botany, biostatistics. Ideal applicants will also be able to work collaboratively with other UVI faculty, especially those across the STEM fields and in our research centers.

Physical Demands

Posting Details Posting Number F180

Location St. Thomas Position Type Faculty Number of Vacancies- part time 1 Posted Salary $55-60,000 Advertised Job Duties Open Date 01/04/2022 Close Date 03/03/2022 Special Instructions to Applicant

Email is the preferred method of communicating with applicants at the University of Virgin Islands. You will be required to supply your email address during the application process.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340)693-1410.

For information about relocating to the US Virgin Islands, please visit the Virgin Islands Moving Center at: www. vimovingcenter.com

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