Assistant Professor/Teaching Instructor of Biology

University of St. Francis

United States

December 23, 2021


Position Details Job Title Assistant Professor/Teaching Instructor of Biology

Position Number 003135-00 Department Natural & Health Sciences Job Grade Position Summary

The University of St. Francis is looking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology or a Teaching Instructor of Biology to begin August 2022. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily Human Anatomy and Human Dissection, with both courses using multiple human cadavers. Additional courses for biology majors or non-majors will also be offered, including the opportunity to develop new courses in the candidate's area(s) of expertise.

The Assistant Professor of Biology is a tenure-track position that requires teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities. Developing and sustaining an undergraduate research program is expected. Student advising and appropriate service necessary for success on the tenure track also expected.

The Teaching Instructor of Biology is a non-tenure-track position that has primary responsibilities in teaching, and secondary responsibilities of service to the department, college, and university. Developing projects for course-based undergraduate research experiences is expected. The service requirement is determined in consultation with the Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

The University of St. Francis is a welcoming community of learners committed to enhancing diversity and equity.

Review of applicants will begin December 1, and continue until the position is filled.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Requires a course load of 24 credit hours per academic year (Assistant Professor) or 30 credit hours per academic year (Teaching Instructor), primarily teaching lecture and laboratory sections of Human Anatomy and Human Dissection to biology, pre-nursing, and allied health majors. A commitment to student centered active learning, student engagement activities, and Vision and Change (AAAS 2011) is expected. Additional teaching responsibilities will be assigned based on department needs.

Maintenance and organization of the cadaver dissection laboratory, including preparation and maintenance of the cadavers for dissection/prosection.

For the Assistant Professor, the ability and willingness to develop an undergraduate research program, supervise undergraduate research projects and disseminate research results and conclusions at local and national scientific meetings and/or through publications.

For the Assistant Professor, student advising and mentorship as well as service to the department, college, and university.

Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement.

Ability and willingness to participate in events and activities within the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.

Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. or equivalent (minimum required for tenure-track Assistant Professor) or Master's Degree (minimum required for Teaching Instructor) in anatomy, comparative vertebrate anatomy, biology, or closely related field.

Experience working with human cadavers.

Must demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork.

Ability to work with diverse populations.

Effective communication skills in spoken and written English.

Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University

Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.

Preferred Requirements

Experience teaching human anatomy in higher education.

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule

This is a full-time nine-month teaching assignment from August to May. The start date is August 2022.

Physical Requirements of Position

Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Posting Number FP0534-16

Open Date 10/19/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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