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Colorado Mesa University: Assistant Professor of Biology - Vertebrate Physiology

(posted 2017-11-10)

Department: Biological Sciences
Position No.: F00009
Employment Type: Tenure-track Faculty

Salary: $50,000.00 - 55,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

Application: Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, statement of teaching philosophy, plan for research involving undergraduates, three letters of recommendation and a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire). Apply here:

Letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of the applicant may be sent to

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 1/13/2018.

Direct Inquiries to: Denise McKenney - Professor of Biology,

The Department of Biological Sciences at Colorado Mesa University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology - Vertebrate Physiology. Teaching responsibilities will include human anatomy and physiology, and/or pathophysiology, general human biology, and potential upper-level courses based on the applicant's areas of specialization. We seek applications from candidates who display evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching, and whose research and teaching expertise complements the strengths and expertise already present in the department.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising, and service to the department and the university are expected. Additional responsibilities include providing research opportunities for undergraduates, and seeking extramural funding.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

PhD in Biology/Zoology with a vertebrate physiology emphasis; ABD considered, but degree must be granted prior to the start date.

Effective communication and organizational skills.

Experience teaching college level biology courses.
Postdoctoral experience.
Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and innovation in the classroom.
Experience mentoring undergraduates in research.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.