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Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA

Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA

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Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA

 

Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA

Position Number: F53690

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Rank: Assistant Professor

Working Title: Assistant Professor

School/Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences

Department: Biology

Number of Months: 9

Tenure Status: Tenure Eligible

Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA

Mission or Goal of Unit

The Department of Biology of Virginia Commonwealth University is dedicated to undergraduate and graduate education and to research and service. Major concentrations of expertise are in molecular and cellular biology, physiology, genetics, and terrestrial and aquatic ecology. The Department prepares undergraduate and graduate students for further academic study in a variety of areas: admission to professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and allied health programs; for employment in laboratory and field programs in private industry or government agencies; for graduate programs; and for teaching in secondary schools. The Department also provides introductory courses that enable students throughout the University to explore and fulfill the science requirement of their degrees, thereby providing them with a solid foundation in the biological sciences. Additionally, the Department is committed to a high level of furthering the knowledge base throughout the many disciplines within the field of biology through research and other scholarly activity. As part of its mission, the Department will also provide service activities to assist and develop the educational and scientific base of the University, regional and national communities

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Organismal/Population Ecologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is part of a major hiring effort to strengthen our existing clusters in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology and in ecology, with a total of five new tenure-track faculty members expected by August 2017. We seek candidates working at the organismal or population level to study significant questions of ecological relevance, who can offer novel expertise and develop synergistic collaborations with faculty in Biology and other units at VCU. Preference will be given to candidates whose research emphasis is relevant to global change.

Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in their area of expertise, teach undergraduate courses in our core curriculum, and develop a graduate-level course in their specific area. The faculty member should strive to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups. They also should demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and will integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research tools. Other preferred qualifications include demonstrated ability to secure funding from federal and private sectors, mentoring and publishing with undergraduate and graduate students, and active participation in collaborative research networks. We seek applicants with lived experiences, research, and/or professional service informed by worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability and who are committed to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment at VCU.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD required
  • Post-Doctoral experience
  • teaching experience

Employee must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as faculty member at VCU.

Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA
Posting Detail Information

Date Posted: 03/10/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Application Deadline Date: 04/10/2017

Proposed Hire Date: 08/16/2017

Type of Search: National

Application Process/Additional Information

Please apply online at www.vcujobs.com and be prepared to submit a cover letter, CV, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. You will also be asked to list names and email addresses of three references. An email will be sent to your references, asking them to upload a letter of recommendation. Closing date for receipt of applications and letters is 10 April 2017. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Biology Assistant Professor Job Opportunity @ VCU California USA

To Apply: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/60951/pre_apply

View Original Notification: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/60951

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