Mount Mary University is seeking an individual to join our community and contribute to the realization of our Mission through the role of an Assistant Professor of Biology, and member of the Sciences department. We are a community of faculty who value relationships with our students and colleagues. We are committed to a compassionate and effective undergraduate education for our students. This position includes service to the University and teaching responsibilities, including providing classroom and online instruction with an expectation of continued professional development.
- Responsible for curriculum development and revision
- Contributes to the program review
- Manifest a commitment to the mission of Mount Mary University
- Demonstrates effective teaching across the range of course offerings including non-majors as well as introductory and upper level courses with laboratories.
- Possesses a strong commitment to student-centered learning through inquiry based pedagogies such as PBL [Problem Based Learning], POGIL [Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning], POPS [Patient Oriented Problem Solving], etc.
- Mentors students as a Faculty Advisor
- Demonstrates motivation to engage students in undergraduate research
- Shows interest in developing leadership skills within the department
- Has the potential to pursue extramural funding to support undergraduate research and pedagogical development
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills and the ability to function in a team environment
- Serves on faculty assembly and University committees
- Provides service to the institution and the community
- Participates in grant writing and acquisition of external funding
- Engages in ongoing scholarship and professional activity (research, publications, presentations)
- Performs other duties as assigned
Skills and Experience:
- Doctorate in Biological sciences is required
- Candidates who are ABD will be considered if all other qualifications are met with distinction and there is demonstration of progress toward degree completion.
- Previous experience teaching a diverse study body is desired.
- Experience in organismal biology preferred, ability to teach courses ranging from biodiversity, animal behavior, developmental biology, human physiology, introductory biology.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.
- Significant experience in leadership, education, and research or scholarship.