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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor


Biology

Location
College Station, Texas
Open Date
5/24/2022
Position ID
106379
Description

The Department of Biology at Texas A&M University has openings for two Instructional Assistant or Associate Professor positions, depending on qualifications, starting in the fall 2022 semester. This is a full-time position. The primary roles of these positions are to provide high-quality biology instruction to undergraduates. The department has particular needs in its 2-course Introductory Biology series, its second-year course Genes, Ecology, and Evolution, and upper-level courses in Chordate Anatomy and Ecology (course descriptions: https://www.bio.tamu.edu/undergraduate-programs/).  The position is teaching-intensive (70%) and includes expectations for scholarship and/or service (30%). This is a renewable 9-month appointment with an opportunity for advancement in the instructional track going from Instructional Assistant Professor to Instructional Associate Professor to Instructional Full Professor.

Diversity Statement:

The Department of Biology values diversity, equity, and inclusion among all intersecting identities, including race, gender, orientation, disability, etc.  We seek colleagues who share these values and support our academic mission. The Department’s full DEI statement is available at https://www.bio.tamu.edu/about-tamubiology/diversity/

More Information About Bryan-College Station:

Bryan-College Station, home to Texas A&M University, is a vibrant, dynamic, and rapidly growing community that offers cultural diversity, arts and entertainment, job opportunities, and overall quality of life. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, the region offers the modern amenities of a big city with a warm, small-town charm, and the community's low cost of living is advantageous to the student and general populations, making it an ideal place to live. Many exceptional natural history destinations (e.g. Big Thicket National Preserve) are less than a day’s drive away. Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in teaching undergraduate- or graduate-level biology courses, especially in the areas of cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolution.  Additional experience with student-centered pedagogical teaching approaches that enhance student success and further the undergraduate teaching mission of the Department of Biology is desirable.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter that outlines teaching experience, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references by Jun 15th, 2022. Application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/106379.

If you have any questions about this search, please direct e-mails to Drs. Asha Rao and Charles Criscione, co-chairs of the search committee at arao@bio.tamu.edu and ccriscione@bio.tamu.edu.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.