Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences

Agency

Tarleton State University

Department

Biological Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Stephenville, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

Assistant Professor Tenure Track 

Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution.; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The Department of Biological Sciences at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin January 1, 2023. The position will support a new bachelor of science program in Biotechnology and contribute to existing programs in Biology and Biomedical Science depending on need and expertise. The successful applicant will specifically help establish and expand the newly established program in Biotechnology, and will be responsible for teaching 9 hours each semester in lower or upper division courses including Biotechnology Research, Computational Biology, Biotechnology Compliance, and Capstone in Biotechnology.  Additionally, development of an active research program involving supervision of student research is expected. Academic and professional service are required as outlined in the Tarleton State University Faculty and Administrative Staff Handbook at www.tarleton.edu . Applications are only accepted online at www.tarleton.edu/jobs .

60% Teaching and Service: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. May be required to teach at other campuses or on-line. Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty. 

40% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.

Minimum Requirements 

Earned doctorate in Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges with appropriate academic credentials verified by Tarleton’s faculty credentialing processes.

Priority consideration given to applications received by September 15, 2022

Preferred Experience

Preference will be given to any applicants with postdoctoral experience, evidence of established research expertise, and experience directing undergraduate students in laboratory techniques relevant to biotechnology, especially mammalian cell culture.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Demonstrated ability in the discipline and show clear promise of teaching excellence as evidenced in evaluation by peers, department head, and college dean. Demonstrated ability for continuing scholarly contribution beyond that required for completion of the terminal degree. Documented yearly progress of professional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service. 

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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