Location: Newport, RI Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Fri Oct 19 2018 Job Description:
The Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Salve Regina University encourages student learning through innovative pedagogy and mentored research experiences at 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.
The Assistant Professor of Biology assumes responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, and service to the University and one's discipline. The Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences seeks a colleague who uses a functional and/or comparative approach towards a mechanistic understanding of organisms in coastal ecosystems. Individuals should employ both field-based and laboratory-based system(s) to address these environmental questions. Individuals with expertise using big data analyses to address biological questions are especially encouraged to apply. As undergraduate research is an integral component of our program, the candidate is expected to engage undergraduate students in independent research and summer research activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Contributes to the Biology department teaching mission (21 contact hours per year, 6 of which can be research courses).
Teaches courses both at the introductory (General Biology) and advanced level, with opportunities to develop new courses in an area of expertise that expands the department's offerings.
Demonstrates excellence in teaching, including fostering inclusive learning environments.
Establishes and maintains a successful research program involving undergraduate students in independent semester and summer projects.
Participates with a departmental team in a RI collaborative grant (EPSCoR) examining the effects of climate change on Narragansett Bay.
Demonstrates a commitment to scholarship (research, publication and participation in the affairs of one's discipline).
Participates in University and/or community service.
Participates in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate students.
Other general responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, and service to the University and one's discipline as identified in the Salve Regina Faculty manual.
Earned doctorate in a related area of biology by time of hire.
Demonstrated evidence of teaching.
Postdoctoral research experience preferred but not mandatory.
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.
Internal Number: 104010
About Salve Regina University
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 enrolls 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 st...ructures 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.