Teaching Associate Professor

Coppin State University

United States

February 14, 2022


Posting Details Working Title Teaching Associate Professor

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Posting Number 202100412F Proposed Annual Salary Range $90,000 - $100,000 (Commensurate with background and experience) Employee Benefits

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Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

The Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology (MIP) Department is comprised of over 400 individuals who share a common passion for solving some of the most important human and animal health problems today. Research programs include those related to mycobacteria, retroviruses, prions, and arthropod-borne infectious diseases, as well as education research and diagnostic investigation of naturally-occurring animal diseases. MIP has been a leader in (1) establishing commensurate professional recognition for educators, (2) applications of cutting-edge pedagogy, (3) education research, (4) providing high quality, meaningful student research experiences, (5) establishing university educational initiatives, and (6) integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our mission.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 25 % Teaching 65 % Service 10 % Administration 0 To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/14/2022 Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date Position End Date Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is inviting applications for a 9-month, associate professor appointment. The position is a full time, tenure- track, teaching faculty position. Advancement in this series requires excellence in teaching and service, as well as making recognized contributions to the development of one's specific discipline and/or pedagogy. The successful candidate will significantly participate in the undergraduate teaching mission of the department, as well as play a leadership role in microbiology education research, working with other faculty to develop, implement and assess innovative, equitable, and inclusive pedagogical initiatives. We are seeking a candidate who is a strong team player and dedicated to providing evidence-based teaching in our undergraduate program, with demonstrated awareness of best-practices in teaching including expertise in student-centered instructional methods to teach large (>150 students) undergraduate courses. The position will include teaching such as microbiology, bioinformatics, medical bacteriology, virology, microbial physiology, and other higher-level courses that use high-impact, active learning strategies and where instructors work as a team to ensure consistency across sections.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates will have a Doctor of Philosophy degree (or equivalent) in microbiology or a related field
  • Four or more years of experience teaching lecture courses such as microbiology, bioinformatics, medical bacteriology, virology, microbial physiology, or related field
  • Evidence of conducting and publishing research, including discipline-based education studies, and/or authorship of scholarly works such as manuscripts, reviews, or book chapters
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Evidence of applying for and/or securing internal funding, and/or contributing to collaborative proposals for external funding, with a focus on education research
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate courses
  • Demonstrated use of innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies
  • Evidence of collecting metrics of teaching methodologies
  • Evidence of engaging students in high-impact learning activities, such as service-learning, community outreach, learning assistant training, mentoring, curriculum-based undergraduate experiences (CUREs), bench science research, education research, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please submit a CV, cover letter, DEI statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and a research statement (a maximum of one page each, excluding the CV).

    References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Background Check Policy Statement

    Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

    EEO Statement

    Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

    The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

    Diversity Statement

    Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion

    Search Contact Jennifer.McLean@colostate.edu

    Essential Duties

    Job Duty Category Teaching


    Provide teaching in the undergraduate curriculum of the department, including didactic and experiential and/or laboratory courses. Participate in the development of new courses and curriculum. The use of current, evidence-backed teaching strategies is required, and collecting performance metrics is expected. Working as part of a collaborative teaching and education research team is also part of the commitment.

    Percentage Of Time 65 Job Duty Category Service


    Serve on departmental, college and university committees, particularly those related to teaching and curricular development. Service will include DEI- related activities, particularly pertaining to teaching and learning.

    Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Research/scholarly activity


    Help establish an education research program, publish findings in peer- reviewed journals, and disseminate/share work through presentations and seminars. Establish excellence in discipline-based education research and interdisciplinary collaboration with scholars in the social sciences, education and/or other STEM fields. Engage in pedagogical innovation and employ rigorous qualitative and quantitative approaches to address understudied questions of broad importance regarding student learning in higher education. Strong candidates may also conduct biomedical research, engaging undergraduate students in laboratory research experiences.

    Percentage Of Time 25

    References Requested Minimum Requested 3

    Maximum Requested 3

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Philosophy
  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Optional Documents

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