Northeastern State University invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Professor of Biology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Fish and Wildlife Biology program emphasis and the Biology program core, which may include ecology, animal biology, mammalogy, ecological methods, and other courses as required by the Biology program needs, and graduate courses in the M.S. in Natural Science program. The preferred candidate will have specific expertise in either Wildlife Diseases, Wildlife Genetics, or Wildlife Toxicology. Wildlife is defined as any non-fish vertebrate of management concern. The successful candidate will supervise graduate and undergraduate students during field and laboratory teaching exercises and research and is expected to pursue extramural research funding. Duties also include advising students, pursuing scholarly activities, and performing institutional professional service duties.
While this position will be based on the Tahlequah campus, teaching responsibilities may extend to the Broken Arrow and/or Muskogee campuses as needed.
NSU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce as an essential part of excellence in faculty and staff at the University. NSU actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply for any opening at NSU .
Teach ecology, animal biology, mammalogy, ecological methods, and other courses required by the Biology Program, including laboratories.
Be engaged in scholarly activities, which may include externally funded research programs that involve undergraduate and graduate students.
Supervise undergraduate research students as a part of the senior seminar and senior research courses.
Serve on department, college, and university committees.
Possible participation in community outreach and service activities.
Experience in the field of Wildlife Diseases, Genetics, or Toxicology for at least 2 years is required. This experience may include graduate work. Teaching experience is preferred.
Doctorate degree in the following fields of study: Wildlife Biology, Zoology, or other Biosciences related field ( ABD will be considered with a firm completion date).
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The Department of Natural Sciences awards undergraduate degrees in biology with four areas of emphasis (organismic, cellular (Tahlequah campus only), molecular biology (Broken Arrow campus only) or fish and wildlife (Tahlequah Campus only); in chemistry with two areas of emphasis (professional and environmental science); and in science education with three areas of emphasis (biology, chemistry or earth space science). The department also offers a Master of Science in Natural Sciences and a Master of Education in Science Education. We have a pre-professional health program to prepare students seeking degrees in health-related fields.
There are approximately 40 departmental faculty members, including full-time and adjuncts. These faculty members are well-qualified and most have doctorates in their respective fields. We provide courses on the Tahlequah, Broken Arrow, and Muskogee campuses. Departmental faculty members are truly dedicated in providing the very best educational experience for our students.
Research is a major part of the departmental program. Most biology majors and all chemistry majors are involved in undergraduate research with faculty mentors. Department faculty and their students publish journal articles and make presentations at professional scientific meetings. Department faculty members have research grants from various funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. There are many opportunities for students who may be interested in doing scientific research.
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Faculty teaching may include distance based courses, including hybrid and fully online classes.
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