Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Warrensburg, MISSOURI

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure Track
Department 220710-Biology and Agriculture
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998223
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile and upload the following documentation: a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as three names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of professional references.

Review of applications begins February 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Dr. Joseph Ely, e-mail:

NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women and minorities.

Working hours:
Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 12/11/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a discipline-based education research program that seeks to discover, adapt, apply, and disseminate innovative strategies that transform biology education through evidence-based research within the school’s curriculum, which includes 12 unique curricular areas across programs in Agriculture Science, Biology, and Chemistry. The individual would be expected to contribute to emerging research on effective pedagogies and science-major retention strategies through a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative environment, as well as be active in enhancing the school’s approach to science education through key service opportunities with similar goals.

Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory core courses in the Life Science or Allied Health degree paths of the Biology program, with an opportunity to develop upper-level or graduate courses in the candidate’s area of Biological Education or Biological Science expertise. Information about the school and biology program can be found at

Education & Formal Training Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

A Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related field.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation, Class Management Software

Required Qualifications:

Evidence of College or University teaching experience in the area of life science and allied health curriculum.

Evidence of Innovative teaching strategies to foster student success.

Experience in discipline-based education research.

Interest in developing a discipline-based education research program involving undergraduate and graduate students.

Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in area of biology education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of discipline-specific research within an area of biological sciences.

Post-doctoral experience.

Evidence of pursuing external funding.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance
Ability to Keyboard

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