Assistant Professor of Biology

Location
Montana, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

WHO WE ARE

The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. The University is committed to its mission of preparing students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Shared values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship shape the missions of both the University and PSJH.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION PURPOSE

  • Instruct courses in a range of biology courses
  • Instruct and/or supervise biology laboratories, including development/ use of computer interfaced biological investigative laboratory activities;

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Students from diverse range of backgrounds
  • Colleagues in Biology, Math, Forensic Science, Chemistry, and other faculty in both School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (SLAS) and School of Health Professions (SHP)
  • Staff in Academic Success Center, Registrar’s Office, Provost’s Office, Mission Office, Student Affairs, and Athletics
  • Department Chair, Deans of SLAS and SHP, Provost

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaching a combined total of 12 credits per semester (fall and spring) in undergraduate programs. Nine-month contract with summer teaching possibilities.
  • Instruct and/or supervise biology laboratories, including development/ use of computer interfaced biological investigative laboratory activities;
  • Develop undergraduate research opportunities in area of expertise;
  • Develop syllabi, courses, program emphases, and assessment instruments;
  • Recruit and advise undergraduate students;
  • Supervise/ instruct/ advise a diverse student population by integrating multiple strategies of instruction and interaction; Campus and online instruction required.
  • Expand knowledge and competencies in the discipline and in the learning/ teaching process;
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty and staff in fostering a community of learning and growth.
  • Provide service to the program, University, core curriculum, profession, and community.
  • Participate in program assessment and development.
  • Options to teach in the summer and offer Integrated Learning Community courses.
  • Responsible for program effectiveness, including outcomes, assessment, and continuous process improvement.
  • Assess course and other evaluation methods by students and faculty and develops plans of action for improvement as needed.
  • Review of curriculum in collaboration with Biology faculty.
  • Performs all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the University and PSJH mission and philosophy.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to accommodate a variety of teaching situations including a wide range of student preparedness;
  • Ability to work effectively with teams and individuals of various ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the University of Providence’s mission as a private Catholic liberal arts institution that prepares students for living and making a living.

 

Education

  • Earned Ph.D. (master’s degree considered in exceptional cases) in Physiology, Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology, or closely related field;

 

Experience

  • Experience teaching in the discipline, preferably at the collegiate level;
  • Experience with computer applications for instructional purposes;


Competencies

  • Models a passionate commitment to the Mission, values and work of the University of Providence through self-understanding, authenticity and spiritual grounding and inspires others to bring forth their best.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust and ethical behavior.
  • Balances the Common Good with the needs of the most vulnerable in decision-making.
  • Delivers results by implementing with persistence, and follows through on both strategic and tactical objectives.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity while driving for results.
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness, respect and honesty with others at all times.
  • Is nimble and flexible, and manages competing priorities effectively.
  • Provides superior customer service and motivates others to ensure the same customer-focused intensity.
  • Handles conflict effectively.
  • Proven ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization in a courteous and cooperative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment.
  • Proficiency with automated and integrated software systems and Microsoft Office products.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.

 

 

POSITION DETAILS

Position Type: Faculty

FLSA: Exempt

FTE: 1.0 Benefit eligible; full time, tenure-track

Location: Great Falls, MT campus