Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
Position Type Faculty, Tenure Track Classification Title Faculty, Tenure-track Position's Functional Title Assistant Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Biology Position Start Date 08/16/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary
Governors State University seeks applications for an Evolutionary and Developmental Biology assistant professor position in the undergraduate Biology and graduate Biology programs in the Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology, College of Arts and Sciences. The position is available August 2021 or until filled. This position is full time and tenure-track. The preferred candidate should demonstrate strong potential to teach our capstone course in Evolution and courses in her/his area of expertise at the upper division and MS level in Developmental Biology, Embryology or related area. The candidate will also contribute to the Junior Year Seminar and may teach lower division coursework for incoming Biology majors or non-majors. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research and mentor research students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to those individuals dedicated to teaching and mentoring women, first generation university students, non-traditional students, and students of color in the sciences; and showing good potential for publishing and procuring grants. Those working with model organisms, and who use molecular techniques are encouraged to apply. The Biology programs offered include bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Biology Teacher Education, and master’s degree in Biology. Successful applicants will have an earned Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a closely related field; candidates in ABD status will be considered.
Governors State University ( GSU ) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society.
Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasingly numerous hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative lower-division program uses high-impact practices to foster student engagement with ethics, citizenship, and innovative thinking. Every first-year class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers a wide variety of master’s programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields, and Interdisciplinary Leadership.
GSU’s 750-acre campus encompasses the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park yet is conveniently located within easy reach of Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high-performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.
1. Ph.D. in the biological sciences or closely related field. ABD in the final stages of completion will be considered.
2. University teaching experience
1. Ability to teach undergraduate Evolution, and graduate courses in developmental biology, embryology or related area
2. Interest in teaching and mentoring women, first-generation university students, non-traditional students, and students of color in the sciences
3. Work with model organism(s), molecular techniques
4. High potential for publishing and procuring grants
Posting Date 09/28/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number FA0375P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/5516 Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References
- Teaching Philosophy
- Letter of Recommendation
- Certification/Professional License
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