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Assistant Professor - Biology

The Citadel
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

Assistant Professor - Biology

Job no: 496373
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Science and Mathematics
Salary: $64,367
Payscale: Unclassified

Located in the heart of Charleston, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Biology, at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. The Citadel is a fully-accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and another 1,000 students who attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs. The department offers a BS biology major and a BS biology/secondary teaching specialization as well as MA and MAT graduate degrees. Citadel faculty may also be nominated to serve as adjunct faculty for the College of Charleston's MS programs in Marine Biology and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. There are also opportunities for collaborative research with local state and federal agencies, including the Medical University of South Carolina, NOAA, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Citadel supports faculty scholarship and professional development through internal funding for research, development, and travel. For the past twelve years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked The Citadel as the top public college in the South among masters granting institutions.

Located in the culturally rich coastal city of Charleston, SC, The Citadel is situated on the banks of the Ashley River, a tidal water tributary of Charleston Harbor. Nearby downtown Charleston is home to numerous historic sites and buildings, the nation's first natural history museum, Fort Sumter and other historic military installations, a highly acclaimed symphony, and the Riverdogs minor league baseball team. Numerous activities exist for boating, biking, surfing, and running, including the nationally popular annual Cooper River Bridge run.

Job Summary

The Citadel invites applicants to join The Citadel Department of Biology, within the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate students in introductory genetics and molecular genetics, with the opportunity to develop other courses in within ones area of expertise. Periodically, the faculty member will also be expected to teach introductory biology courses, courses in the college's general education curriculum, and evening graduate courses. A normal teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester. Other responsibilities include mentoring students in research, contributing to curriculum creation and revision, participating in faculty governance, and performing other service to the institution. The candidate is expected to achieve and maintain scholarly productivity consistent with departmental and college-wide policy for tenure and promotion.

We particularly encourage individuals whose research is integrative and broadly related to genetics, (e.g. population ecology, conservation biology, systematics, bioinformatics) to apply. A research laboratory and startup monies are available. Additional support for research includes yearly faculty research grants and conference funding. Teaching support is available through university-wide workshops and a faculty mentoring program.

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Application review will begin on 9/30/2023. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

In addition to the online application, interested candidates should supply a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel
  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website

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