Assistant Professor, Organismal Marine Biologist - Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University
December 16, 2017
Newport, Rhode Island
Location: Newport, RI Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Fri Dec 15 2017 Job Description:
The Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Salve Regina University encourages student learning through innovative pedagogy and mentored research experiences on the undergraduate level. Many courses in the curriculum include original research experiences. Most students take on an independent research project for at least one semester or summer. The department is housed in a newly renovated science wing and maintains a diverse offering of state of the art laboratory equipment. 85% of Biology graduates are in professional school, graduate school or a job in the field within 9 months of graduation.
Teaching and Research
The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including fostering inclusive learning environments. The annual teaching load for full-time faculty members at Salve is 21 contact hours per academic year, 6 of which can be research courses. The new biologist will teach courses such as Marine Biology and Introductory Bioinformatics, contribute to existing programs and concentrations, such as teaching General Biology to our majors, and develop new course(s) in an area of expertise that expands the department's offerings. It is expected that the candidate will develop an independent research program with undergraduate students. As well, this position includes participation with a department faculty team in a RI collaborative grant (EPSCoR). The new hire will address research questions at the organismal level using contemporary statistical and computational tools as well as laboratory techniques. Salve Regina has facilities for many non-mammalian animal models, including insects, amphibians and reptiles. The department has a state-of-the-art zebrafish aquarium and a greenhouse, as well as Biosafety II hoods for microbes and cell culture. Furthermore, collaborations with the University of Rhode Island and Brown University provides access to the facilities of the Graduate School of Oceanography as well as other shared resources.
The candidate for the Assistant Professor of Biology expected to start September 1st, 2018. The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Biology by time of hire. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Demonstrable evidence of teaching is required. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the Biology Department teaching mission (21 contact hours/semester) and participate in University and/or community service. It is expected that the candidate will be actively engaged in scholarship. The candidate should be familiar with learning management systems and modern teaching technologies. Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume (curriculum vitae). Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrol...ls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 structures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.