The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
The Department of Biology at UW-River Falls seeks a cell biologist studying disease to support our biomedical and health sciences program. Teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory courses in Cell and Molecular Biology and General Biology. Additional courses could include Histology, Neurobiology, Human Heredity, Applications in Molecular Biology, or others depending upon experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop additional upper level courses in his/her discipline and to integrate authentic research into courses. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track undergraduate faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching in a primarily undergraduate institution and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, advising, and research. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision and other funding sources. Anticipated Appointment date: August 26, 2019.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach courses supporting the Biology program, including Cell & Molecular Biology, General Biology, and possibly one of the following: Histology, Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Virology, Animal Cell Culture, Molecular Biology, or other courses depending on the interests and experience of the applicant.
Establish and maintain peer-reviewed research/scholarly activity.
Engage in scientific inquiry with undergraduates, inside and/or outside of classes.
Serve as academic advisor for Biology majors.
Be involved in department, college, and university committees as well as community service where academic expertise can be shared.
Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline at the time of hire.
Teaching experience at the college/university level.
Research experience in Cell Biology or related field, with a record of publication.
Ability to contribute to the University’s commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.
Postdoctoral or comparable experience.
Experience teaching undergraduate courses and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/. Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by December 31st.
Letter of interest addressing how your qualifications and experience relate to the vacancy (Cover Letter)
A three-part statement, not to exceed 3 pages, covering
your primary and secondary teaching interests, experience in classroom, and any evidence of successful teaching at the college level
your experience and involvement in cell biology and disease research, and
your research plan and scholarly activity agenda. (Other Document).
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired)
Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation (References).
A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. The university's strategic focus on international education and partnerships encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the development of a global perspective and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships, both local and global.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement:
We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
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UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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