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Assistant Professor - Human Biology

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Location
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Salary
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024
Website
https://www.uwgb.edu/jobs/position-listing/assistant-professor-human-biology

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Professor - Human Biology
UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Assistant Professor
POSTING DATE:  January 24, 2024

Essential Job Functions The Human Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a 9-month tenure-track position with expertise in molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, and/or developmental biology. Candidates will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor.

 

The faculty in Human Biology are engaged in all aspects of student success including students in scholarly activities, advising students, supervising research projects, developing curriculum, interdisciplinary research, serving at all levels of the university, participating in community outreach, and other activities.

This position will be responsible for enhancing UW-Green Bay's mission-driven inclusive teaching efforts and creating and maintaining an educational environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates those with diverse identities, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds. 

What You'll Do

  • Teach lower and upper-level courses (both online and in person) courses such as Introductory Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cancer Biology and/or Developmental Biology.
  • Implement inclusive instructional strategies to increase support for students from underrepresented and first-generation backgrounds at UW-Green Bay.
  • Develop a strong research program involving collaboration with students and/or faculty.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service.
  • Contribute to ongoing program development.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the unit chair for Human Biology.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned doctorate in molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, developmental biology, or closely related field, from an accredited institution.  ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, developmental biology, or closely related field, from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.  ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship

The Successful Candidate The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

 

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Conditions of Appointment The home campus of this position is Green Bay, and the successful candidate may be required to teach an occasional course at the Marinette, Sheboygan, or Manitowoc campuses.

 

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity, and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. 

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

Compensation and Benefits SALARY INFORMATION

 

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

BENEFIT DETAILS

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.

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Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
  • Statement of research, including overall scientific aims, plans to incorporate undergraduates in research, and potential for any internal or external collaboration (maximum 3 pages)
  • Names and contact information for three references  
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Amy Ibuaka
Phone:  (920) 465-2104
Email:  CSET@uwgb.edu 

Application Deadline Please submit application materials by Sunday, March 17, 2024.

 

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.

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