Assistant Professor, Biology

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Erie, PENNSYLVANIA
Assistant Professor, Biology
Opening date:  2/12/2019
Review of applications will begin immediately. These positions will remain open until filled.
Internal Closing date:  
Bulletin No.:  2019  -  0972
Position Summary
Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student-learning outcomes. The faculty work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, engage in scholarly activities consistent with the Boyer Model of Scholarship, as is appropriate to the application for promotion at Gannon, and engage in service to the University, community, and profession. The faculty member must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.   
The Biology Department is searching for candidates to fill two, nine-month, tenure track positions beginning August 2019. We are looking for microbiologists to teach microbiology courses for nursing, biology, pre-health, and physician assistant majors. Teaching experience in Immunology and/or Virology is preferred.  In addition, experience in mentoring undergraduate students in research is highly valued.
Essential Functions

The functions below are detailed in the faculty handbook in Volume IV of the Institutional Policy Manual.

  • Teach 24 credit hours in the academic year or as otherwise specified by the faculty member’s appointment notice; student course evaluations are to be completed in each course.  Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and to use technology as appropriate, including the University’s learning management system.  Faculty shall assist with course revisions and curriculum development as needed.
  • Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.
  • Engage in scholarly pursuits pertinent to their academic discipline.  Scholarship, as defined by the Boyer model, includes:  The Scholarship of Discovery; The Scholarship of Integration: The Scholarship of Application; and The Scholarship of Teaching.
  • Participate in service to the University, the community and to their profession.  Attend convocations, commencement exercises and community meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Assist, advise and mentor students enrolled in the University.
  • Fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a faculty member as described in  Volume IV of the Gannon University Institutional Policy Manual which contains the approved policies and procedures of the University concerning the terms and conditions of faculty employment at the University.

  • Contact With Others
    University administrators, faculty, staff, and students; clinical site administrators and preceptors
    Education : Doctoral degree in microbiology, biology, or biology-related field is required   
    Rank : In accordance with the University’s standards, the Vice President for Academic Affairs awards initial rank at the time of employment.   
    Licenses and Certifications:  None   
    Specialty Area of Teaching or Practice : Teaching experience in microbiology is required; teaching experience in immunology and/or virology is preferred   
    University Mission : Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its strong liberal arts foundation that supports exemplary professional education programs.
    Physical Requirements
    Must be able to meet the physical demands associated with a busy academic environment.    
    Working Conditions
    Work is performed in a busy classroom and office setting.
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