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Assistant Professor of Biology (Biomedical Sciences)

Employer
Delta State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Delta State University

Assistant Professor of Biology (Biomedical Sciences)

Position Type: Faculty

Department: Mathematics and Sciences

Posting Number: 201201292

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Tenure/Non-Tenure: Tenure Track

Salary Basis: 9 month

Responsibilities:
The Division of Mathematics and Sciences at Delta State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2023 (Fall term). The ideal candidate will have expertise in a field of biomedical science as well as teaching introductory and advanced biology courses. Strong preference will be given to candidates willing to perform research with undergraduate students in the biomedical sciences. It is desirable that the candidate has interests that complement existing programs in the department.

The faculty member will be required to develop a nationally recognized research program in biomedical sciences, where stimulating research to encourage the creativity of undergraduates will be encouraged. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact extensively with the Mississippi INBRE (msinbre.org), a network of colleges and universities throughout Mississippi that is dedicated towards improving the biomedical research infrastructure in the state. Mississippi INBRE network gives researchers access to cutting edge technologies, as well as mentorship for program development. Funds may be available through Mississippi INBRE for up to three years to develop a successful research program in biomedical sciences.

Willingness to engage in research activities and pursue external grants. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in introductory biology and upper division course in the area of specialization. May be required to teach evening classes. Perform service activities to the Division, University and Community.

The Division of Mathematics and Sciences at Delta State University resides in the newly renovated Caylor-White/Walters math and sciences building. The Division promotes collaboration amongst faculty with shared and individual research labs plus some shared core equipment.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences or related field. The applicant will need strong communication skills and a commitment to both teaching and research in a liberal arts environment. Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research is preferred.• An earned PhD in a biological field.
• Post-doctoral research in a biomedical or related field is desired.
• Willingness to carry out research activities and pursue external funding.
• Post-secondary level teaching experience (documented by at least one letter of reference).
• Ability to teach upper level biomedical courses with a laboratory component, courses in introductory biology for majors, and an upper level course in his/her area of specialty.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
• Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
• Commitment to effective academic advisement.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary:
9 monthCommensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
• An earned PhD in a biological field.
• Post-doctoral research in a biomedical or related field is desired.
• Willingness to carry out research activities and pursue external funding.
• Post-secondary level teaching experience (documented by at least one letter of reference).
• Ability to teach upper level biomedical courses with a laboratory component, courses in introductory biology for majors, and an upper level course in his/her area of specialty.
• Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
• Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
• Commitment to effective academic advisement.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include the below attachments with your application:

1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
4. Statement of research interest and future plans
5. Statement of teaching philosophy
6. Three letters of recommendation
7. Contact information for three professional references

Three letters of recommendation are required. Requests for letters will automatically be generated to the references you list on the application. They will be sent a link to allow them to submit letter directly to application.

Full consideration date: November 30, 2022

Additional Information:
Additional Information For more information regarding this position please contact Dr. Tanya McKinney at 668-846-4244

Open Date: 06/28/2022

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Click Here

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment and educational opportunity. Delta State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University. jeid-c3c6372054b5aa47bfa73555316f15c0
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