Submitted: 19 March 2024
Department: Biological Sciences
Institution: Fort Hays State University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 9 April 2024
Application URL:

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Fort Hays State University

JOB DESCRIPTION: Our new colleague must have the expertise to teach and mentor students pursuing health-related careers. We are seeking someone who can teach some combination of Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Science Writing, as well as Introductory Biology courses for majors and non-majors. Individuals with discipline-based education research and/or assessment experience are encouraged to apply. Opportunities will exist to develop courses in the candidate's area of specialty that complement our current courses and fulfill departmental needs. The typical teaching load for this position is 12 credit hours during each of the spring and fall semesters. Candidates must have a strong desire to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and M.S. graduate research, and contribute to departmental and university service. There will also be opportunities to develop outreach and community engagement activities. FHSU and the Department of Biological Sciences are committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position, please visit: Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Qualified candidates should submit a single PDF that includes the following: - A cover letter highlighting the candidate's qualifications to teach a combination of the listed courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate research. - A CV listing teaching, scholarship, mentoring, and service experiences. - Contact information for three professional references.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered. - Evidence that the candidate can teach general biology courses (majors and non-majors) and at least one other course listed in the ad.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Evidence of teaching (lecture and/or lab) effectiveness in higher education. Teaching assistant experience is acceptable. - Proficiency with online learning tools and resources. - Evidence of potential for a sustained research program. - Positive experiences mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. - Demonstrated active engagement in professional development. - Evidence of contributions to the development of course and program assessments.

RANK: Assistant Professor


APPLICATION DEADLINE: To guarantee full consideration, applicants should apply by April 9, 2024. Screening of applications will begin immediately following April 9th and will continue until the position is filled.

SALARY: Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and discipline.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefits package

RESPONSIBILITIES: - Teaching lecture and lab classes in biology (online and in-person) - Student success coaching - Mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students - Departmental service - Scholarly research

CONTACT: If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Name: Eric Gillock Email: egillock at Phone: 785-628-5965

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