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Assistant Professor of Biology

Employer
Concordia College
Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Concordia College, Moorhead, MN invites applicants with a Ph.D. in biological sciences with a strong knowledge of aquatic ecology or limnology for a tenure track position in the Biology Department. Teaching responsibilities include the introductory biology course Evolution and Diversity, a sophomore ecology course, and development of an upper-level course that includes an outdoor learning component in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will have access to the school’s Long Lake Field Station and pontoon for both instruction and research. This person will also be a representative of the department by advising and/or acting as a member of the Long Lake Betterment Association. The successful candidate may also participate in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program.

Concordia College is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. Demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and development of an active research program with undergraduate students are essential. Undergraduates typically present their research at regional and national meetings and are encouraged to publish their results in professional journals.

In addition to teaching and research, Biology faculty are involved with departmental affairs through bi-weekly meetings as well as serving on department or college wide committees. Faculty involved with outdoor research also assist with the management and operation of the Long Lake Field Station. Faculty are committed to student success and advise our students both formally and informally throughout the year regarding courses or post-graduation decisions. Other duties may arise based upon department needs.

The Biology Department includes ten full-time faculty and three support staff members committed to innovation in undergraduate education. Biology is the largest liberal arts major on campus, averaging 55-65 graduates per year.    In support of the College’s ambitious goals for diversity and inclusion, the Biology Department strongly encourages applications from colleagues with diverse backgrounds who will contribute to the development of our increasingly diverse campus community, and who bring perspectives that are currently missed or under-represented in the biological sciences. Successful candidates will aspire to be part of a diverse community that affirms an abundance of identities, experiences, and insights in order to imagine, examine, and implement possibilities for individual and communal thriving both inside and outside of the Biology Department.   Concordia College is a selective Lutheran (ELCA) liberal arts college of 1900 undergraduates located in the growing and dynamic community of Fargo-Moorhead, a metropolitan area of over 220,000 people located at the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. Opportunities abound in the area for arts, culture, and outdoor recreation. Fargo-Moorhead is an educational hub, serving as home to multiple other institutions of higher education.    Minimum Qualifications: 
PhD in Aquatic Biology/Ecology or related area. ABD Considered.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and enthusiasm for working with undergraduates. 

Applicants should be in sympathy with the mission of a liberal arts college of the Lutheran (ELCA) church, which entails an openness to discussions about the relationship between faith and learning, and a commitment to liberal learning and academic freedom. As such, successful applicants should not only be able to teach skills and knowledge of their discipline, but embody a love of learning that includes an understanding of multiple perspectives and stakeholders that prepares students to become responsibly engaged with a complex world.     For more information and to apply, please visit https://hr.cord.edu/postings/7855. Concordia College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Criminal background check required. 
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