Job Title Assistant Professor/Teaching Instructor of Biology
Position Number 003135-00
Department Natural & Health Sciences
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
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.
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.
Experience teaching human anatomy in higher education.
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
Open Until Filled Yes
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
Public Job Posting
Internal Job Posting
Are you willing to uphold the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University?
Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at time of application)
Mission Response at https: // pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/856/docs/32812.pdf
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Recommendation 1 (you must upload something; letter writers may send directly to Working@stfrancis.edu)
Statement of Research Interests