Primary teaching responsibility will be Herpetology and Vertebrate Zoology, with other teaching opportunities including core curriculum and lower level biology courses for majors as well as upper level and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 contact hours/semester. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program. Ability to teach graduate/undergraduate level vertebrate paleontology and graduate level evolutionary mechanism classes is a plus. At least one year of experience teaching college-level courses. The department is especially interested in candidates whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Ability to teach introductory biology courses, and contribute to the core curriculum and upper division courses in area of specialization (e.g. field based herpetology and vertebrate biology). Ability to engage undergraduates and graduates in research. Ability to work collegially and effectively with university students, faculty, and staff as well as the surrounding community. Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Ph.D. preferred (ABD with Ph.D. completed within the first year of service will be considered) in Biological Sciences or related field.
Research experience (demonstrated by publication record).
At least one year of experience teaching college-level courses.
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))