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Assistant Professor in Aquatic/Marine Biology

Employer
Providence College
Location
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 6, 2023

Job Details

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Aquatic/Marine Biology

Rank
Assistant Professor

Tenure Information
Tenure Track

Job Description

The Department of Biology at Providence College in Providence, RI, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2024. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. (post-doctoral experience preferred) in Aquatic or Marine Biology, or a closely related field discipline, such as Ecology, Freshwater Biology, Environmental Modeling and Statistics, Conservation Biology, or Geoscience. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students. The successful candidate should be able to teach Aquatic/Marine Biology, General Biology II (Ecology and Evolution), Marine Ecology, Ecological Modeling with R, and courses in their specialty area, as well as propose a research program that complements the scientific interests/model systems of the current faculty. We are open to considering any area of relevant expertise in environmental biology. Examples of areas of interest could be community response to climate change; conservation; surface and groundwater hydrology; effects of contaminants, such as marine and coastal plastics; biological carbon sequestration; and organismal responses to ocean warming and acidification. The department has outstanding teaching and research facilities, including a vivarium, a microscopy suite, a cell culture room, common-use molecular equipment, and dedicated wet labs for student/faculty research.

Essential Duties

Education and Experience Required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
· Earned doctorate in aquatic biology, marine biology, marine ecology, or related field
· Record of scholarly productivity
· Successful teaching experience in higher education, including the development of inclusive
pedagogy
· Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :
· Demonstrated success mentoring students
· Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
F205P

Open Date
10/06/2023

Close Date
10/31/2023

Open Until Filled
Yes

Full consideration of application if received by:

Instructions to candidates

The salary for this position is between $80,000-$83,000.

As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly diverse, we strongly prefer candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability to support the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups. Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at https://careers.providence.edu and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, name and e-mail address of (3) recommenders, and a research statement. In the teaching statement, please include a section titled “Developing Paths to Student Success”, wherein you discuss your instructional approaches to helping undergraduate students define paths to success in the classroom. In the research statement, please include a section titled “Conducting Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution”, in which you discuss how you will adapt your research program to the undergraduate-centered focus of Providence College Biology. Transcripts are not needed at the time of application but will be requested from shortlisted candidates. Review of applications will begin by October 31, 2023. For additional information please contact: Dr. Patrick J. Ewanchuk, Chair, Biology Department, Providence College, Providence, RI 02918-0001 or ewanchuk@providence.edu.

Alternate Application Submission Instructions

College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission and encourages the deepest respect for the essential dignity, freedom, and equality of every person. Committed to fostering academic excellence, the College provides a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As our student body grows increasingly diverse, experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of economic, social and cultural backgrounds is preferred. An AA/ EOE, the College especially encourages the applications from women and persons of color. The full Statement of Nondiscrimination is in the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy.
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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  4. Research
Optional Documents
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 Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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