Assistant Professor of Biology Education (Tenure-Track) Southern Connecticut State University

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Monday, 30 November 2015

The biology department at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking an individual to oversee the biology teaching certification students and teach/conduct research within their area of expertise. Please see the attached announcement for details or visit



Department: Biology                                                 Rank: Assistant Professor


Specialization: Biology Education                           Search Number:  16-014


Job Posted: October 26, 2015


Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  This position seeks an individual with a passion for science education. The candidate should have a strong interest in biology pedagogy and is expected to advise biology teaching certification students as well as assist in conducting program reviews for the biology department.  The position is expected to teach some combination of the following:  non-majors and/or majors introductory courses (including labs) in genetics, zoology, botany, microbiology and/or human biology; and/or upper level majors or graduate courses in their area of specialization. 


Position will have a role in coordinating labs for non-majors and service courses.  The candidate will advise all biology certification education majors.


The successful candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates.  All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service.  Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.


Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise.  These activities include, but are not limited to research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, performances in the fine and performing arts, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.


SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority.  We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.


Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biology or an Ed.D. in Biology Education is required. Candidates must have experience teaching at the college/university level and should have experience with pedagogical research in the biological sciences (K-12 and/or higher education).


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those applicants with experience teaching at a university of similar profile with one or more years of postdoctoral experience. However, applicants with recent publications and grant funding will be considered if ABD, but must have an earned doctorate by May 2017. A record of scholarship, recent external funding for research, and experience teaching genetics and microbiology will be highly ranked. One or more years experience with teaching and/or outreach to K-12 students will also be valued in a candidate.


Application Process:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research philosophy, copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of four references to Biology Search Committee Chair: All application materials must be submitted electronically. In order for your application to be given full consideration, materials must be received by Monday, November 30th, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.



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