We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar who will be an excellent teacher, engaged undergraduate research mentor, and productive scholar. Postdoctoral experience is strongly recommended but not required. Candidates should have a strong commitment to innovative teaching and academic advising of undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in or record of scholarship in engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
Primary teaching responsibilities could include an upper-division microbiology course and the associated lab section, genetics and the associated lab section, an introductory biology course, and mentoring of capstone senior research projects. Other courses would be based on the candidate's expertise, and may include new or existing upper-division biology and/or General Education courses. The combined teaching load is equivalent to three course units per semester, which typically ranges from 9 to 12 contact hours.
A Ph.D. in biological sciences with expertise that may include, but is not limited to, microbiology, molecular biology, virology, microbial genetics, host-microbe interactions or microbial ecology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduates, an ability to mentor undergraduate research projects, and a record of scholarly publication in area of expertise.