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The Biology Program within the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Southern Oregon University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor with expertise in animal physiology. Depending on the qualifications of the candidate, an Associate Professor rank may be considered. We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach upper-division course in Comparative Animal Physiology, a core requirement of our major, upper division electives in their specialty that can serve as course-based research experiences, participation in the introductory sequence for biology majors, and instruction in human anatomy and physiology. The successful candidate will teach, advise, and pursue research with undergraduates of diverse learning styles and backgrounds. Service to the university and community is expected. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2022 and the position will be open until filled with a priority consideration deadline of October 4, 2021. Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students set between the Cascade and Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains in an area of exceptional biodiversity. The Rogue Valley is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival, and access to abundant outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing.
Ph.D. in Biology (or related field) with an emphasis in Physiology from an accredited institution.
More than one year experience teaching as a primary instructor and advising at the undergraduate level.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience involving and mentoring undergraduate students in an active research program, including students from diverse backgrounds.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 9224
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.