Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Biology at The College of New Jersey


The Department of Biology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a non-tenure track “Teacher-Scholar Faculty Fellow” at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, starting August 2019. The position is intended for a recent Ph.D. recipient and/or post-doctoral fellow in Biology.

The successful candidate should be interested in pursuing an academic career at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) where teaching and research are both valued and integrated. The position is offered for two consecutive years (pending successful performance during year 1), and it is funded in part by a grant to TCNJ from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) through the Science Education Program.

TCNJ has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our community and to supporting a healthy work-life balance for our faculty of teacher-scholars. TCNJ has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.”

The selected Teacher-Scholar Fellow will work closely with experienced faculty mentors gaining professional development in inclusive pedagogy, course design, grant proposal writing, and student mentoring. The Fellow will have an opportunity to develop an independent research program involving undergraduates, gain teaching experience, and receive mentoring toward attainment of a full-time, tenure-track position. The Fellow will have an office, shared research lab space, and access to state-of-the-art, shared-use instrumentation and facilities (electron, confocal, and epifluorescent microscopy, qPCR, NanoDrop, High-performance Computing, greenhouse, etc.). For field biologists, there are numerous potential study sites near campus. The position includes funding for research supplies, for participation in TCNJ’s summer research experience for undergraduates program during Summer 2020, and for professional travel to scientific/professional development conferences.

Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course, a sophomore-level course in genetics, and a senior-level seminar course. There may also be the opportunity to develop a course in the applicant’s area of expertise. The Fellow will associate with an existing faculty member(s) who will serve as the Fellow’s mentor(s). Please visit the Department’s website for information on our faculty members and their research interests: https://biology.tcnj.edu/

To Apply

To apply, applicants should compile a single PDF file containing the items listed below and submit online to the following link: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=TCNJ&cws=37&rid=809

• Letter of application,

• Curriculum vita,

• Statement of teaching philosophy,

• Statement of research interests and goals,

• Statement of commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and

• Unofficial transcripts (all graduate and undergraduate).

In addition, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation are required, including one that specifically addresses teaching. Letters should be emailed directly by the recommenders to Ms. Luz Morales (lmorales@tcnj.edu) with the name of the candidate in the subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but applications should be received by May 8, 2019 to receive full consideration. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

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