Assistant Professor of Biology with expertise in Biomedical Research

Location
Rock Hill, South Carolina (Greater Charlotte NC area)
Salary
Comensurate with experience
Posted
September 17 2018
Ref
Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Position Description:

The Biology Department at Winthrop University invites applicants for an assistant professorship with expertise in biomedical research to join a department comprised of 18 full-time faculty, over 400 undergraduate majors, and 20 MS students. Winthrop University, located in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan region, is a liberal arts, masters-granting state university. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, a strong commitment to student learning and development, and the ability to establish an independent research program that attracts both undergraduate and graduate students. This 9-month tenure-track faculty position with a rank of Assistant Professor requires a Ph.D. in a biological science or an equivalent area (ABDs will be considered). Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018. Application materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found

Major Responsibilities

  • Teach one or more courses in the areas of genetics, cell biology, microbiology, or molecular biology. 
  • Teach additional courses that could include Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology, Scientific Process in Biology, Integration of Biological Principles, courses that contribute to the general education program, and/or other courses to give a total of 12 credit hours each semester.  
  • Develop additional undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization
  • Appropriate scholarly involvement in field of specialization
  • Effective advising of both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Engage in professional stewardship to the department, college, university, discipline, and community, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in a Biological Science with strong background in biomedical research and the ability to teach one or more courses in the areas of genetics, cell biology, microbiology, or molecular biology. ABDs will be considered for appointment in a non-tenure track position at the rank of instructor if all degree requirements are not completed by the expected start date of August 16, 2019.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, a strong commitment to student learning and development, and the ability to teach a diverse student body with support strategies for underrepresented minority students
  • Evidence of an ability to establish an independent research program that will include both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills and strong personal ethics for mentorship of student research projects

Application Instructions:

Individuals wanting to apply for this position need to submit the following materials through Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/54066):

  • Letter of application
  • Current curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • All graduate degree transcripts (copies are acceptable for application but official transcripts will be required for an offer of employment)
  • Detailed statement of teaching philosophy
  • Detailed statement of future research plans
  • Student course evaluations and/or other evidence of excellence in teaching

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018. Application materials received after the deadline may be considered if an acceptable candidate has not been found. For Questions about the position please contact:

  • Dr.  Meir Barak
    Chair of the Search Committee 
    Department of Biology
    Winthrop University
    Rock Hill, SC  29733
    Phone: 803-323-2111, ext. 6433
    Fax: 803-323-3448
    barakm@winthrop.edu