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 physiology course and associated lab sections, 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 a biological sciences with expertise that could include, but is not limited to: organismal biology, physiology, or developmental biology. 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.
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter that includes the candidate's philosophy of teaching, advising, and mentoring of undergraduate research in a liberal arts university, 2) a research plan, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which include an evaluation of teaching ability. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received on or before November 15, 2016.
Application materials may be submitted electronically to Dr. Kirsten Work at
or mailed to the following address:
Dr. Kirsten Work, Department Chair
Department of Biology
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8264
DeLand, FL 32723