Tenure Track Assistant Professor Specialization in Global Change Biology: Ohio

University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
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Position Summary The Department of Biology at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Biology, specializing in Global Change Biology, to join the faculty beginning August 16, 2022. The position is open to any area of emphasis working with any organism or in any ecosystem including but not limited to ecological physiology or skills in working with large datasets. The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally competitive, extramurally funded research program that involves Ph.D., M.S. and undergraduate students. Duties and Responsibilities Teaching expectations include the development of upper-level lecture and lab/field course in the successful applicant’s area of expertise, and either an upper level course in biology (e.g., Sustainability and the Biosphere or Comparative Physiology), sophomore level Ecology, or freshman level Ecology and Evolution. There will be the opportunity to team-teach courses in the new Sustainability Major. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a research mentor to Masters and PhD students in our graduate program as well as undergraduate students in our programs. Academic advising of undergraduate students in the Biology, Environmental Biology and Sustainability major is also expected. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Biology Department’s outside speaker program, a graduate special topics journal club course, and to supervise an occasional undergraduate seminar course. The university and the department value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. or international equivalent degree in Biology, Ecology or a related discipline Postdoctoral experience Articulated commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level Demonstrated record of experience in ecological research Effective written communication skills Articulated ability to support the University of Dayton’s commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Preferred qualifications:While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following Excellent record of peer-reviewed scientific publications in the area of global change biology. Demonstrated successful experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate student research. Demonstrated record of research grant and/or contract applications. Demonstrated record of acquiring research funding. Demonstration of research program capable of engaging scientific questions in the Dayton region and broader Miami Valley. Successful experience working collaboratively with various constituencies. Demonstrated ability to contribute to curriculum development. Demonstrated experience in teaching ecological content to undergraduate students Interest in developing experiential learning opportunities, potentially related to a candidate’s research interests. Effective interpersonal skills. Effective oral communication. Commitment to the breadth of education including education the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.
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Chelse Prather
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