Assistant Professor of Biology in Microbiology

Utah, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Biology at Southern Utah University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Microbiology to begin in Spring or Fall of 2022.

First consideration of applications will begin July 31, 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Duties include:

  1. Teach core Microbiology courses and associated laboratory courses.
  2. Teach other Biology courses and associate laboratory courses as needed.
  3. Professional service on departmental and university committees is also required.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds or research interests that complement current strengths in the department and who have the potential to establish an active undergraduate research program that results in presentations and publications.

Education and Experience Requirements:

We seek outstanding, highly motivated candidates that demonstrate teaching excellence and are committed to the development of our students.

Required Qualifications:

    A terminal degree (Ph.D., D.Sc., etc.) in Biology or related field is required. ABD will be considered if the degree is conferred by start date.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Prior undergraduate teaching experience. Experience using evidence-based teaching and assessment techniques. Demonstrated experience and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate research. Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in an undergraduate academic setting.

Documents Needed to Apply:

    Resume/Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter of Interest Statement of Teaching Philosophy Unofficial graduate transcripts One example syllabus for a Microbiology Laboratory course Contact information for 3 professional references, with one speaking to teaching ability (applicants will be
    notified before references are contacted).

Additional documents may be requested.

Additional Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. SUU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, paid holidays, affordable medical/dental/vision insurance options, life and AD and D insurance, dependent fee-waiver (undergraduate resident) and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.

Southern Utah University is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. SUU, the University of the Parks, is located in the heart of spectacular beauty and biological diversity, and is surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world. Residents of the area enjoy an abundance of sunshine, clean air and year-round outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping, skiing and snowboarding, etc. Cedar City is steeped in a rich history and active participation in the arts including the Tony-award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival on the SUU campus. SUU is 2 ½ hours north of Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours south of Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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