• Biology, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/2/2018 9:49 AM)
    Proposed Salary Range
    Commensurate with credentials and experience.
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    # of Openings
    Regular Workdays/Hours
    Monday through Friday
    Exempt Status
    Job ID
    Preference Date
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a list of three references with contact information, and transcripts for all undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in progress.  Please submit your transcripts and statements under Optional Documents.

    College/Department Overview

    The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. The College serves more than 3,600 undergraduate students in 26 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/cms.

    Position Overview

    Duties include teaching day/evening classes, graduate/undergraduate courses, scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, and university.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    The Biology Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education through transformative learning and research.  The department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology who is committed to excellence in teaching and collaborative student-centered research.  Areas of teaching responsibility may include Biology for Majors: Diversity, Vertebrate Zoology, Animal Behavior, or other courses depending on the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. Research interests may include any area within vertebrate biology, with preference given to those with a research interest in fisheries biology.  Additional consideration will be given to candidates with an interest in curating the ichthyology collection.  We are seeking a candidate who will be committed to excellence in teaching, and will establish a productive research program involving undergraduates and Masters-level students, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and serve as a thesis advisor for graduate students.  Participation in department, college, and university service is required.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

    **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Ph.D. in Zoology or related field required; ABD considered (Ph.D. must be completed by June 2019).  Experience teaching and directing research at the undergraduate level preferred.



    Demonstrable oral and written communication skills required.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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