Job Details

Slippery Rock University
  • Position Number: 1325201
  • Location: Slippery Rock, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Professor - Biology Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Slippery Rock University

Position Summary
Slippery Rock University invites applications for a broadly trained zoologist for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology, beginning August 2019. Responsibilities will include teaching zoology, anatomy and physiology, courses in the area of specialization, lower-level biology majors courses, and non-major biology courses included in the Liberal Studies Program, as well as establishing a productive research program in the candidate's area of expertise that can involve undergraduates. The applicant must exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching in a Liberal Arts setting, and contribute to department, college, and university committees. Candidate must provide teaching and research philosophies as well as evidence of effectiveness in teaching and research. The department expects the faculty to conduct research leading to publication in peer-reviewed, professional journals in the applicant's area of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications
ABD in a sub-discipline of the biological sciences, PhD must be completed by July 1, 2019. Evidence of professional competence, and ability to work productively with students and colleagues. Commitment to the education of diverse populations. Successful performance in an on campus interview, including a teaching and a research presentation.

Preferred Qualifications
At least one year of undergraduate teaching experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness. Broadly trained zoologist preferred.

Respect for Individuals in the Community
Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religion, age, disability, age/or veteran status in its programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator
305 Old Main Building
104 Maltby Avenue
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must electronically submit a teaching philosophy and research philosophy. These documents should be submitted as part of the online application. The teaching philosophy should be submitted using the "Teaching Philosophy" tab and the Research Philosophy should be submitted using the "Research Philosophy" tab.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are also required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the "Transcripts" selection under documents or mail them to:

Wayne Forbes, Search Chair
Biology Department
300 Vincent Science Hall
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

At least 3 letters of reference are also required. They may be submitted by (1) uploading using the online system, (2) providing contact information (specifically email addresses) for references using the online system when solicited to do so as part of the application process, or (3) mailing the letters to the search chair at the above address.

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 19, 2018.

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