Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure Track - College of Arts and Sciences
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Internal Number: 5172
Ashland University, a comprehensive institution, seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Biology in the Department of Biology and Toxicology to begin August 2024. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the Biology major, such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Vertebrate Biology, and Cell Biology, courses that serve science majors and pre-health students, along with other courses that fall within the candidate's areas of expertise. Candidates with appropriate expertise may also teach human-cadaver based Anatomy and Physiology courses for health sciences majors.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program mentoring undergraduate research students as well as engage in service activities. The department is well equipped with dedicated laboratories for tissue culture and microbiology, a vivarium, thermal cyclers including a qPCR thermal cycler, UV/VIS spectrometers, microscopes with phase, Nomarski and fluorescence optics and other equipment. HPLC, GCMS, and ion chromatographs as well as Raman spectrometers are available in the Chemistry department. The Environmental Sciences Program manages five environmental preserves in Ohio, and faculty are encouraged to engage in field research there. Collaborations with AU faculty and outside faculty are supported. Start-up funds for equipment and supplies for new faculty members are available.
Ph.D. in an area of Biology is required
Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduates. The research area is open but should be suitable for undergraduate students
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.