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Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 1, 2024

Official Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Business Title: Assistant Professor
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary:

The Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning September 2024, contributing primarily to the Oshkosh campus, with the possibility of contributing to both campuses. This tenure-track faculty position will involve teaching courses in Introductory Biology, Human Physiology, Animal Physiology and an upper-level physiology elective in the candidate’s area of expertise. Our teaching expectations include the ability to teach in multiple modalities such as online (synchronous or asynchronous) and hybrid courses, due to the changing needs of our students. The successful candidate will pursue an active research program, perform campus and community service, and service to the profession, as well as be given the opportunity to participate in department and campus governance.

A regional comprehensive university committed to the teacher/scholar model; the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is part of the robust Universities of Wisconsin - one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country. UW Oshkosh proudly serves the northeast Fox valley region as the third largest university in Wisconsin with an annual on- and off-campus enrollment of nearly 14,000 spanning two world-shaping campuses. An emphasis in teaching excellence is the hallmark of all Universities of Wisconsin campuses. We are committed to delivering a high-quality education and a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue professional, occupational and advanced academic degrees. Our students are a mix of traditional and non -traditional age, including many first generational college students.

Students have neighborhood access to UW Oshkosh with expanded program options and opportunities on beautiful student-centered campuses with sustainable high-tech facilities, small class sizes, more than 180 student organizations and so much more. The main campus is located in the city of Oshkosh which is highly populated and home to many industry leaders with national and international reach. This close proximity provides students with access to high impact internships and job opportunities.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

Responsibilities Teach undergraduate courses in Introductory Biology, Human Physiology, Animal Physiology, and upper-level Physiology elective in the candidate's area of expertise. Set up an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in governance of the department, college and university.
  • PhD in Biology or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the PhD is conferred by the start of the appointment.
  • Background or experience necessary to teach lecture, discussion, and lab courses in: Introductory Biology, Human Physiology, Comparative/Animal Physiology to undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Research experience with potential to establish a successful research program involving undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Record of securing or attempting to secure intra- and/or extra-mural research funding.

  • Teaching experience as the lead instructor at the university level, especially involving teaching and engaging diverse student populations of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • At least one year of post-doctoral or equivalent research experience.

  • Experience mentoring and/or advising undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Evidence of ability to design and develop new courses using a variety of teaching modalities and pedagogies.

  • Ability to teach anatomy.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

  1. Letter of application (i.e. cover letter)

  2. Brief statement of teaching philosophy

  3. Brief statement of research or professional development plans.

  4. CV

  5. Electronic copies of a maximum of three publications

  6. List of three professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (at least one from the candidate's current institution).

  7. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official or copy)

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by (March 15, 2024) are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

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UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

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UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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