The University of Pikeville is seeking a full-time, nine-month
faculty appointment in the field of biology starting August 2022.
Rank and salary will be based on qualifications. The University is
comprised of an undergraduate college with a focus on the liberal
arts and sciences, Osteopathic Medical School, and Optometry
College. Applicants must have a strong commitment to
innovative and exciting teaching at a comprehensive university
setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a
collegial environment dedicated to student learning.
The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained molecular
biologist with the ability and interest to teach genetics,
molecular biology of the cell, development biology, introductory
biology and upper-level classes in the applicant's field of
interest. Depending on the candidate’s interest and background, the
candidate may also develop and teach other classes that are part of
the University’s course offerings in biology.
- Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to
innovative teaching and active learning.
- Emphasize broadly-trained skills and a strong passion for
excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
- Develop, communicate, and fulfill effective course learning
- Teach courses utilizing no-cost course materials and Open
Educational Resources (OERs).
- Compose and publish syllabi containing the items listed in the
approved syllabus rubric.
- Teaching courses for both majors and non-majors.
- Interest and experience in collaborating and supporting
faculty/student research partnerships.
- Advising students, providing service to the University
community, assisting with departmental activities, and continuing
scholarly growth and development.
- Ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and
fully online modalities.
- Establish mutual respect with students through effective and
timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and
feedback on work completed.
- Maintain good working relationships with faculty and
administration in all academic and non-academic sectors.
- Communicate effectively with constituents within the
University, surrounding community, and State regarding the
- Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to support
Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor,
students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary
information and coordinate for daily operations. These
relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact,
phone, e-mail, and fax.
- A doctorate in Biology is required, and undergraduate teaching
experience is desired.
- Applicants with ABD status and within one year of completion
will also be considered.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a
competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition
waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent
care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and
paid leave program.
Important Notes: Resume and other
application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the
required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that
you meet the required qualifications, your application materials
will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified
candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications,
competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this
goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants
being considered for employment. Background investigations include
a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial
and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer
committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the
basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities
in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please
Interested applicants should complete the online application by
visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to
the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to
their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the
contact information for three to five professional references.