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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology

West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

West Texas A&M University, a Member of The Texas A&M University System located in Canyon, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Biology (65% teaching, 30% research, 5% service).  This full time (9 month) position at West Texas A&M University will include responsibilities in teaching (9 ACH/semester), research, and service supportive of the biology, pre-healthcare, and Science/Life Science Education programs.  Teaching duties will include existing or new courses within the successful candidate's area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly relating to areas of human anatomy and physiology; ability to teach embryology is also preferred.  The successful candidate is expected to conduct research relevant to their field of expertise; collaborate with other faculty on relevant projects; attract and secure extramural funding, publish in quality peer-reviewed journals, attend professional meetings, provide academic advisement to undergraduate and graduate students, engage students in research, and develop and deliver effective educational programs to the community.  

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Teaching courses relating to Human Anatomy & Physiology; ability to teach related courses is also preferred.
  • Developing a dynamic research program by attracting new grants and opportunities that would allow undergraduate and graduate student participation.
  • Conducting professional service for the institution, academic field, and community.
  • Recruiting students for the undergraduate and graduate programs in Life, Earth, & Environmental Sciences
  • Advising students on matters of degree plans, course scheduling, and other academic matters

Necessary Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Biology or related area from an accredited institution.  ABD will not be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching related to undergraduate Human Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Willingness to teach 9 adjusted contact hours (ACH) per semester.
  • Competency in research in a relevant field as evidenced by publications in genuine peer-reviewed journals (full citations to be provided in CV).
  • Demonstrated experience in seeking/obtaining extramural funding (including documentation of awards and amounts).
  • Excellent quantitative, technological, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional teaching expertise in developmental biology and related areas.
  • Expertise with modern methodologies as applied to teaching and research.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in leadership, mentoring, and building teamwork.
  • Experience in developing collaborative research with other scientists, research centers and/or agencies and organizations.

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