Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology
Governors State University - University Park, FL

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Position Summary: Governors State University seeks nominations and applications for a full-time (10 Month), tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the undergraduate Biology and graduate Environmental Biology programs in the Division of Science, College of Arts and Sciences. The position is available August 2014 or until filled. The successful candidate's research should utilize invertebrate organisms to address problems and hypotheses in areas such as conservation genetics or toxicology. The preferred candidate also will have demonstrated ability or strong potential to assist with the development and delivery of general education biology courses including Human Biology/Lab and Environmental Biology/Lab and lower division coursework for incoming Biology majors. In addition, the candidate will contribute by teaching a course in her/his area of expertise and by mentoring research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Biology program offers bachelor's degrees in Biology and Biology-Teacher Education, a Certificate in Biotechnology, and master's degree in Environmental Biology.

Governors State University is the only regional public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition. Currently a non-residential institution, accepting transfer and graduate students only, GSU will accept first- year students and complete its first residence halls in 2014. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is planning a state -of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its Strategy 2015, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers several applied doctoral degrees in health and counseling fields and launched an Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership in January 2013.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and by rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned PH.D. in the biological sciences - 15 months ago - save job - copy to clipboard
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