Colorado Springs
Commensurate with experience
October 11 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

POSITION SUMMARY: The Biology Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Microbiology to begin August 2022. The successful candidate will direct a research program with undergraduate and Masters students and teach Cell Biology in addition to other courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. This position is 40% teaching, 40% research and 20% service. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology and postdoctoral experience.

ABOUT UCCS:  UCCS is home to more than 12,000 driven students, more than 800 experienced faculty members and more than 800 devoted staff members. On our awe-inspiring campus, we focus on providing an academically excellent environment at a value to students across the United States, and more than 80 nations. The experience our students gain at UCCS provides an incredible service to our community of Colorado Springs and the greater southern Colorado region as a whole, with UCCS contributing about $600 million each year in economic impact in El Paso County alone. The Biology Department is home to nearly 800 majors and is dedicated to outstanding teaching and research at the undergraduate and Master’s levels (www.uccs.edu/~biology).

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. and one year of postdoctoral experience. 

APPLICATION: Electronically submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching interests and philosophy, 4) research plan including explanation for how students will be involved, 5) three representative first-author publications, 6) names and contact information of three references and 7) unofficial transcripts here (https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=23114&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.YV761sgazYE.malto) . Letters of reference will be requested of semifinalists and should not be submitted with the initial application. Questions may be directed to Dr. Emily Mooney, the search committee chair, at emooney@uccs.edu.

Applications submitted by Dec 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. UCCS is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for prospective employees. UCCS aspires to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion as integral components of academic excellence and establish the University as a regional and national leader in preparing students for success in a culturally, ethnically and racially diverse global society and workforce. 

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