[ECOLOG-L] Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Biological Sciences Education at the University of Memphis

Position announcement:

Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152

Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Biological Sciences Education, beginning in August 2016.

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis (http://ift.tt/1DtmC2I)
invites applications for a tenure-track position in biological sciences education (research and teaching) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Biological Science discipline with evidence of excellence in post-secondary
biology teaching and scholarship.

The successful candidate’s demonstrated focus must be in biological sciences education research and in developing innovative instructional approaches to teaching undergraduate biology
courses, including knowledge of assessment strategies. Responsibilities of the position include teaching and assisting with curriculum development for introductory and core courses in biology and/or departmental service courses. We are also interested in expanding
an existing graduate level teaching course to help our graduate students further develop their teaching skills. Candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to pursue extramural funding in STEM education. Candidates at the Associate
Professor level should have current funding or a history of funding in STEM education. Startup funds are available and salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Memphis is a leading metropolitan research institution with over 25 faculty specializing in diverse subdisciplines of the biological sciences. The Department serves
approximately 500 majors and over 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research, the interdepartmental Program in Bioinformatics, the Ecological Research Center, the Integrated Microscopy Center, and the Meeman Biological Field
Station, are all administered through the department and offer outstanding opportunities for research, teaching, and collaboration.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of STEM research interests and teaching philosophy, and a CV online at http://ift.tt/1OPPyCT
should also provide contact information for three references willing to write letters of recommendation, if requested. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015 and may continue until the position is filled. Inquiries
should be directed to Dr. Omar Skalli, Chair, STEM Faculty Position, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA (or email oskalli@memphis.edu). The
University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

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