Position title: Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure-track
Reports to: Director of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Position Number: FS 8015
Starting Date: August 16, 2022
The Biology Program at Adams State University announces a tenure-track position for a broadly trained vertebrate physiologist to join a vigorous faculty committed to excellence in undergraduate education. Responsibilities include teaching upper-division lecture and laboratory courses in Comparative Animal Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, and one or more of the following courses: Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology, Evolution. In addition, the successful candidate may participate in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and general education science courses commensurate with the needs of the Department. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with diverse faculty, staff, and students within the Biology Program, in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and across campus. Candidates should demonstrate (1) a commitment to student-centered instruction, and (2) a commitment to furthering the university’s mission of Inclusive Excellence.
● PhD in Biology with a background in vertebrate anatomy and physiology; ABD with expected completion date within 6 months of employment.
● Evidence of valuing equity, treating cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and promoting inclusiveness.
● Ability to treat others with respect, civility, and courtesy, and to work honestly, effectively, and collegially with employees, students, and the community. This includes the ability to use appropriate conflict management skills to effectively manage any disagreement that might arise or to bring the disagreement to management for assistance in productive resolution when the situation requires.
● Adams State University is committed to the development of online courses and programs. The online division of the university is Adams State Online. The university has a comprehensive Academic Instructional Technology Center committed to the support of faculty teaching online. Support includes training in the process of teaching online, Instructional designers to support the development and designing of online courses and instructional tools to support video lectures, live classrooms and cloud-based storage for instructional training videos. The successful candidate for this position will be committed to the willingness to develop and teach online courses.
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate
● Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
● Commitment to undergraduate laboratory instruction
● Commitment to high-impact teaching practices
● Experience using a variety of delivery methods for teaching