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Assistant Professor of Biology, tenure track

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University of St. Francis
Physical Address
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435
Job Description

Position Details

Position Information Job Title
Assistant Professor of Biology, tenure track

Position Number

Natural & Health Sciences

Job Grade

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor in Biology position is tenure-track, and requires teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities.
The Assistant Professor of Biology will be responsible for a workload of 12 hours per semester in teaching biology courses.
Review of applicants will begin October 14, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching will include lecture and laboratory sections of Human Physiology, and other courses in the biology and biochemistry core curriculum. Additional electives for upper-level biology majors will also be offered in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, including the opportunity to develop new courses for biology majors and non-majors. Courses for non-majors may also be included in the teaching load, as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in biology or closely related field. ABD will be considered.
  • Ability and willingness to teach undergraduate biology courses and laboratories, with a commitment to student centered active learning, student engagement activities, and Vision and Change (AAAS 2011).
  • Ability and willingness to develop an undergraduate research program, supervise undergraduate research projects, and disseminate research results and conclusions at local and national scientific meetings and/or through publications.
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events and activities within the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Effective communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.

Preferred Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Biology or related field
  • Teaching experience in higher education

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule

This is a full-time nine-month teaching assignment from August to May. The start date is August 2020.

Physical Requirements of Position

Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

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Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (* ).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Public Job Posting
    Internal Job Posting
    Agency Referral
    Personal Referral
  • Are you willing to uphold the Catholic and Franciscan values of the University? Yes
  • Do you have the minimum degree as listed in our posting? Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at time of application)
  • Mission Response at
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests

Optional Documents

It has been and will continue to be the policy of the University to be an equal opportunity employer. The University will continue to administer all employment matters without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or Vietnam era or disabled veteran’s status.

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