Assistant Professor of Biology (Vertebrate Biologist)

Topeka, Kansas
Salary commensurate with education & experience.
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Washburn University's Department of Biology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Biology (Vertebrate Biologist) beginning August 2018. A completed Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment.

The Department of Biology is a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to quality undergraduate education, offering majors in biology, environmental biology, biology with secondary education specialization, and molecular biology & biotechnology.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Zoology, Biology, or related field. Preference given to candidates who are broadly trained vertebrate biologists with demonstrated teaching excellence at the university level. ABD candidates will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in our introductory core course sequence (General Organismal Biology), an upper division Vertebrate Zoology course, develop course(s) in their area of expertise, and be capable of teaching Introductory Biology courses. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduate students. The candidate is also expected to advise students, engage in departmental activities and events, and actively participate in service activities and committee work throughout the university.

Screening of applications begins October 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send electronically (as a single PDF File) the following: cover letter, current CV, teaching & research philosophy statements, undergrad/grad transcripts, and contact information for 3 current professional references to (use VERTEBRATE in the email Subject Line). Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. John Mullican, Chair of Biology. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.  Washburn University is an EOE. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.