Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the department of Biology

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota
Salary and benefits are comparable to schools of the region
October 11 2019
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Full Time
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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the department of Biology that will start in August of 2020.  This individual will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the university, including and alongside teaching undergraduate biology courses and labs including General Biology, Human Physiology with ability to teach Neuroscience, Cell biology or Genetics; student advising; service on departmental and faculty committees; and engaging in research appropriate for undergraduates.  At Saint Mary’s the standard teaching load is 22-24 credit hours per contract year and this individual will be expected to teach this load, covering foundational and upper level areas of undergraduate biology lecture and lab courses, as well as appropriate courses in the Saint Mary's University integrated general education program.

Applicants must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Physiology (focus on neurophysiology preferred) by August 17, 2020. Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate biology is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to develop and teach upper-level elective course(s) in their area of expertise that complement those offered by the current biology faculty. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active research program to mentor students in research that culminates in a student thesis. Candidates must be able to support the Lasallian Catholic mission of the University to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.

The Biology Department at Saint Mary's provides students a hands-on learning environment that empowers students to chart their own path to a career. All majors in the biology department conduct their own, authentic, ethical independent research projects. Our faculty are experts in both biological research and undergraduate instruction so students can expect high-quality teaching, direct interaction with instructors and quality research mentorship.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a broadly diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals whose work history includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities, are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those experienced in overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The successful candidate will have the following credentials and experience:

  • A doctoral degree in Physiology or a related field (Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Genetics).
  • Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate biology.
  • Active engagement in research amenable toward mentoring undergraduates and potential for leading to extramural funding and co-publication with students. 

Apply online at www.smumn.edu/careers and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, written statement of teaching philosophy, and written statement of research interests. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.