Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (Non-Tenure-Track, teaching-focused) in the Department of Biology. The department is housed in a recently renovated building featuring state-of-the-art research facilities and teaching spaces. A new Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, currently under construction, will host new teaching laboratories for introductory biology and a SCALE-UP classroom that will enable interactive, learner-centered practices in large-enrollment courses.
Major duties and responsibilities will include teaching introductory biology lecture courses (in the context of the Principles of Biology sequence for majors), and participating in redevelopment and implementation of the Principles of Biology laboratory courses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (in any of the Biological Sciences) and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Preferred qualifications include: - experience with learner-centered, evidence-based, instructional practices and assessment; - familiarity (or experience) with best practices of instructional design, specifically with development and implementation of laboratory courses; - demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a collaborative teaching team; - interest in (or experience with) mentoring and professional development of graduate Teaching Assistants; - interest in discipline-based education research (DBER), and potential collaboration on DBER projects within the department.
The successful candidate will begin in August 2019.
All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2019 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.
Information on the Department of Biology can be found at https://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/biology.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.