Biology - Augustana College invites applications for two professional faculty positions to begin August 15, 2013. These are 10-month, non-tenure-track, long-term positions. Responsibilities include teaching lecture and labs (~85%), and other duties assigned by the department chair (e.g., advising students interested in healthcare fields, mentoring students participating in internships and some administrative responsibilities). MS with 2+ years of college-level teaching experience or PhD with some teaching experience is preferred. Position 1 is focused on human biology (e.g., human anatomy, nutrition, human physiology) and Position 2 is focused on cell biology and genetics; additional teaching responsibilities include general biology for nonmajors and/or a capstone course for seniors. A commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting and familiarity with the literature on the science of teaching and learning is required. There are approximately 350 students majoring in biology and the pre-health professions, and 14 full-time faculty in the Biology Department.
Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/.
To apply, please mail a letter of application that includes reference to the applicable faculty position (1 or 2), curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy that references pertinent education literature, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #120-13 Biology/LL Committee, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 - 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions may be directed to the department co-chair, Lori Scott at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin March 29, 2013.
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