Visiting Assistant Professor

Missouri State University

United States

July 8, 2021


Posting Details Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor

Work Location Springfield Campus Department Biology HR Home Department 020713 BIOLOGY Pay Grade Unclassified Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants. Faculty Appointment Type Non-Tenure Track Term (if applicable) 10 month Begin Date of Appointment 08/16/2021 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt General Function

The Visiting Assistant Professor is a non-tenure track position held by an individual who possesses all the qualifications to be appointed at that rank or who has held that rank at another institution. The Visiting Assistant Professor's teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor.

Description of Primary Duties

Teaching courses in Introductory Biology, general physiology, and others in expertise.; academic advising; departmental service

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications

PhD in Biology or related field; Evidence of training/skills necessary to teach courses in introductory biology and physiology (including labs); excellent communication skills

Link to Job Description https:// www. Open Date 04/01/2021 Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) Special Instructions to Applicants EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Number 20210019FTF

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  • Cover Letter
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  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
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