Assistant Professor Biology - Animal Physiology

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department: Biology                                                 Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Animal Physiology                           Search #: 14-004/14-032

Job Posted: January 24th, 2014

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

The Department of Biology at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Animal Physiology. Teaching requirement include undergraduate courses for majors in Animal Physiology, Histology and/or Zoology; and/or some undergraduate courses for non-majors in Human Biology and/or General Zoology; and graduate courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Neurobiology and/or Endocrinology. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop new courses in their area of specialization in support of the Biology curriculum and/or SCSU's Liberal Education Program. Candidates must be committed to teaching within a vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates and graduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, seeking funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributing to workshops and conferences.

SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Biology or Physiology

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching experience at the college/university level; most desired is teaching experience involving management of both lecture and lab components of biology courses. Also, experience with the development of inquiry based curricula and evidence showing an ability to obtain funding, active research and pedagogical improvements is desired.

Application Process:

Consideration of applications will begin February 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Sean P. Grace Ph.D.
Animal Physiology Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515 USA

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