Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, beginning August 2020.
Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Currently ranked #5 in Regional Universities West, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman University has been elevated to R2 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10% of all U.S. Universities. Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.
Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman's mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. SCST just celebrated the opening of our new 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information on Schmid College can be found at www.chapman.edu/science. The Biological Sciences program is home to a diverse faculty with specializations in a broad range of fields, from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution and more. The program houses an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences characterized by personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching, and strong student-faculty interactions. Instructional faculty play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service; have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor; and have full votes on matters of faculty governance at both the program and college levels.
The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity. The successful candidate will teach lectures and labs in the introductory biology course sequence, which includes two separate semester-long courses: 1) "From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth", and 2) "Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms", with the primary emphasis on the evolution and diversity course. In addition, the successful candidate will develop laboratories and manage lab sections and instructors for the introductory course devoted to evolution and diversity.
A Ph.D. in Biology or related field is required. Broad training within evolution, ecology and physiology; experience teaching at the introductory level in lectures and labs; ability to design class-based labs; familiarity with evidence-based instruction; and good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills is preferred.
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.