Job: Assistant Professor of Biology, Salisbury University

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The Department of Biological Sciences at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology.  This is a full-time tenure track position. 

Area of Specialization:  Biology Education 

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: Teach blended lecture/lab introductory biology courses for both majors and non-majors; coordinate course delivery for all sections of these courses, including online materials, course management, and laboratory activities. Assist biology faculty in expanding Vision and Change reforms for both individual courses and departmental curriculum. Supervise collection and analysis of departmental assessment data. Development of an advanced course in the applicant’s field is encouraged. Conduct a research program that involves undergraduate students. Serve as an academic advisor to students enrolled in the Biology Program, and participate in departmental, university and community service.   

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. or ABD in Biological Sciences or Biology Education, evidence of potential for excellence in teaching, and scholarly publications in biology education research. Applicants are expected to demonstrate effective verbal communication skills. If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before date of hire.   

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with teaching introductory biology, curriculum development, and with course and/or program assessment. A desire to teach and mentor graduate students would be a plus.  

Applications submitted by October 8, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin in August 2018. Please visit our website to applyonline. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.   

To be considered an applicant, you mustapply online and submit the following: 1.) A letter of interest; 2.) curriculum vitae; 3.) teaching philosophy; 4.) statement of research interests; and, 5.) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.  If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Elizabeth Emmert ( All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application on the Online Employment Application System.  Please do not send documents via e-mail.     

This position is based in Salisbury, MD.  Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and other publications.  SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.   

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