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The Biology Program within the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Southern Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month, faculty position in Microbiology and Cell Biology at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach upper-division courses and laboratories in Cell Biology (a core requirement of our major) and Microbiology. Additional teaching will include participation in the introductory biology sequence for science majors, lower division Microbiology, and upper-division elective courses in their areas of expertise (such as Immunology, Developmental Biology, or Virology). The successful candidate will teach, advise, and actively pursue research in a BSL1 environment with undergraduates of diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Service to the university and community is expected.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 16, 2021 and the position will be open until filled with a priority consideration deadline of January 8, 2021. Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.
Ph.D. in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in Microbiology and Cell Biology from an accredited institution.
More than one year experience teaching as a primary instructor and advising at the undergraduate level.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience involving and mentoring undergraduate students in an active research program, including students from diverse backgrounds.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” *are *subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8700
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.