Employee Classification: FA - Faculty 16 and 24 (Pay)
Pay Grade: FA 01
Division: Academic and Student Affairs
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Location: Main Campus
The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024.
The Biology Department includes 19 faculty members and, in addition to its undergraduate programs, offers graduate programs in Molecular and Cellular Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and General Biology.
Located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Eastern Michigan University is an institution of opportunity with a diverse student population including under-represented, non-traditional, and working students. The Biology Department (www.emich.edu/biology) features a modern science complex including large interdisciplinary research lab spaces and many shared resources promoting research in microbiology.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.
Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.
Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.
Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.
Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.
Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.
Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.
Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.
Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.
Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.
Perform related Departmental duties as required.
We seek an individual with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience in microbiology with ability and interest to teach at the college level.
Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching a diverse population of students and will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in microbiology and upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses in their specialty (e.g., Microbial Pathogenesis, Mycology and/or Microbial Ecology). We value student research, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish an active microbiology research program that engages diverse undergraduate and Masters-level students.
Please provide the following document/information prior to the application deadline:
1) Cover letter/Letter of interest, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Teaching statement (no more than two pages) that defines teaching interests, experiences, goals, and strategies for engaging a diverse student population, 4) Statement of research interests (no more than two pages) that also addresses student involvement with the research, 5) Up to three reprints or preprints deemed most applicable to this position, and 6) Names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation (Please list this information in the application - in the reference section).
Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and members of minority groups to apply for this position. For additional information contact Dr. Natalie Dove (Biology department head) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan's exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.