Assistant Professor, Biology

Columbia College (MO)
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Biology
Department: Physical and Biological Sciences
Location: Columbia, MO
Type: Academic
Term: Tenure Track

Diversity Statement:

Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.

The Department of Physical and Biological Sciences at Columbia College seeks a tenure track Biology faculty within the Day program beginning in the Fall 2022 semester to teach upper level physiology courses such as Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology as well as general/advanced biology courses. Customary 4-4 teaching load. The opportunity to design innovative new courses and curriculum exists with this position. Competitive salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

This position will support several programs including the B.A. and B.S. in Biology, B.S. in Biochemistry, and the B.S. in Forensic Science. In addition, physiology courses support the Nursing degree programs. The science degree programs at Columbia College have a strong history, and are growing. The Department of Physical and Biological Sciences also offers degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Science and has 10 full time faculty who are supported by a full time Laboratory Manager and a part time laboratory coordinator. The Department is housed in a modern, fully-equipped facility.

PhD in Biology, or PhD in a related field such as Physiology. Prior teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to sound pedagogical practices preferred, including laboratory experience. The position requires significant professional experience, ability for developing and effectively teaching undergraduate courses (including laboratory courses) in the areas described above, a commitment to student-centered learning, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to use instructional technologies.

To Apply:
Interested applicants may apply online at . Include CV, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin in November 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Summary:
Columbia College values its employees and is committed to offering benefits designed to help enhance their health and well-being. Columbia College views the benefits offered to its workforce as an important component of the overall compensation package made available by the College. We strive to offer our employees comprehensive and affordable benefits that make Columbia College an even more attractive place to work.

The College offers generous benefits to eligible employees that include: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • A 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, to which the College will match up to 8% of an employee’s annual compensation that vests at 20% a year after the employee satisfies a one year waiting period, is at least 21 years of age, has worked at least 1,000 hours in a Plan year
  • Paid vacation leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • An Employee Educational Grant program that allows eligible individuals to take undergraduate in-seat classes at Columbia College tuition free, and online undergraduate courses at a 75% tuition reduction
  • A Graduate Educational Grant program that allows eligible individuals to take graduate classes in-seat or online at Columbia College, at a 75% tuition reduction
  • Participation in Tuition Exchange programs that allows full time employees to send their non-emancipated children to other member institutions with no or significantly reduced tuition charges

The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.

Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Department of Campus Safety for Columbia College has provided the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and crime statistics for the main campus and venues nationwide.

Columbia College is required to distribute this information to all current and prospective employees and students. Please follow the link below for the full report or contact Human Resources at 573-875-7495 for a printed copy.

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