The Department of Biological Sciences at St. Cloud State University invites applications for a probationary position in Histology at the rank of assistant/associate professor. We seek an individual broadly trained as a human biologist. Of interest are individuals with expertise in histology and other aspects of biomedical sciences and medical laboratory science.
The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.
The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization Inter Faculty Organization
In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 2) conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 3) continue preparation and study in their discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)
The faculty member will be expected to participate in a multi-disciplinary research environment that contributes to professional development and involves graduate and undergraduate students. Courses to teach include Histology, Histotechniques, Medical Laboratory Science such as immunohematology and laboratory management and education, and undergraduate or graduate level courses in area of expertise. The successful applicant will participate in administration of the histotechnician certificate and Medical Laboratory Science MLS programs. Advising and committee participation are expected.
- M.S. or higher in Biology or related discipline
- Eligibility for certification in any of the following: Histotechnician/Histotechnologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (both lecture and laboratory)
- Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
- Ph.D. and/or M.D.
- Current certification in any of the following: Histotechnician/Histotechnologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, or Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- Minimum of 2 years of applied experience, such as work, post-doctoral, or residency in related field
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness in some of course work listed above
- Evidence of scholarship through research or publication
- Experience in administration of histology and MLS programs
- Experience mentoring students including underrepresented groups in STEM fields
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found at: http://www.stcloudstate.edu
St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Interim Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Judith Siminoe. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.
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