Department Specific Essential Job Functions
Duties include teaching day/evening classes, graduate/undergraduate courses, scholarly activities, and service to the department, college, and university.
The Biology Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education through transformative learning and research. The department is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biology who is committed to excellence in teaching and collaborative student-centered research. Primary areas of teaching responsibility will be Biology for non-majors, Biology for Majors, and Plant Taxonomy/Systematics. Teaching responsibilities may also include Evolution and other advanced courses depending on the candidate’s expertise and departmental need. Research interests may include any area within vascular plant systematics, phytogeography, and evolution, but preference will be given to applicants with field expertise and willingness to learn the local flora. Applicants whose research integrates field- and herbarium-based studies with modern genomic approaches are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to curate and increase the holdings in the 15,000-specimen herbarium. We are seeking a candidate who will be committed to excellence in teaching, and will establish a productive research program involving undergraduates and Masters-level students, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and serve as a thesis advisor for graduate students. Participation in department, college, and university service is required.
Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.
Ph.D. in Biology or related field required; ABD considered (Ph.D. must be completed by June 2018). Demonstrable oral and written communication skills required. Experience teaching and directing research at the undergraduate level preferred.
Reports to the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the College.
Faculty / asst. prof. / lecturer
00 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Edmond , United States