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Assistant Professor - Biology

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Northern State University
Working Title Assistant Professor - Biology
Posting Number F00126P
Department NSU-Biology
Physical Location of Position (City) Aberdeen
Posting Text

Position: Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology or a related field from an accredited institution is required. ABD with a definite completion date will be considered. Interest and/or background in land or/water management is preferred. Evidence of interdisciplinary work also preferred. Successful candidate must demonstrate exceptional competence in teaching and have strong communication skills.

Responsibilities: Develop and teach undergraduate courses (12 credits per semester) in invertebrate and vertebrate biology, conservation-related courses, other classes related to the expertise of the applicant and department needs, and other duties as assigned, such as teaching First Year Seminar. The applicant will be expected to be actively involved in student recruitment and contribute to curriculum development in their area of expertise. Applicant should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Research, scholarly activity, and university service are expected, as well as a commitment to engage undergraduate students in research.

Candidates should submit your teaching philosophy as well as your research philosophy as part of the application packet.

Posting Date 02/16/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 04/02/2018
Advertised Salary DOE
Duration of the Term 9 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Assistant Professor
Work Hours

As part of the application packet, candidates should supply their teaching philosophy and research philosophy.

Typical Hours Worked Per Week
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
If internal, define scope of search
Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Setting: Northern State University is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction and strong community relations. NSU’s campus is being enhanced by the addition of several new residential, athletic, and instructional buildings, including the Regional Science Education Center to be completed by fall 2019. NSU is consistently named by US News and World Report as one of the best undergraduate public institutions in the Midwest. NSU is fully accredited by CAEP and HLC.

Affirmative Action Statement

Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Diversity Statement

Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Contact Information

Please attach your teaching AND research philosophy.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference List
  4. Graduate Transcripts
  5. Other
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts