General Statement of Duties: Full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in biology to teach introductory and advanced courses in biology for majors and non-majors. The successful candidate should have the background appropriate to teach courses in anatomy, physiology and microbiology, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Requires a Ph.D. in biology or a related field and college-level teaching experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaching work load (24 semester hours of credit of instruction per school year), and preparation for classroom instruction.
Teach lecture and laboratory courses for both biology majors and non-majors.
Provide student assistance including academic advising.
Participate in curriculum review and development, program reviews and student outcomes assessment and departmental and college-wide committees.
Attend university functions, including commencement, convocation, and faculty, committee and department meetings.
Participate in scheduled orientation and registration programs.
Engage in continuing scholarship and professional activities, which may include contribution to the content of the discipline, participation in or contribution to professional organizations and societies, public service and contributions to the professional growth and development of the university community.
Opportunities to teach summer, winter term, online, and undergraduate and graduate evening courses.
Requires a Ph.D. in biology or a related field.
Teaching experience at the university/college level in Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology. Desired qualification includes the ability to teach immunology.
Ability to teach freshman and upper-division courses for both biology majors and non-majors.
Potential for research appropriate for undergraduate student involvement.
Ability to integrate appropriate technology and software in teaching.
Commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated teaching experience appropriate to the level of appointment, and evidence of scholarly/creative activity.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body.
Experience serving, and/or research related to diverse, multi-cultural populations is preferred.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI) as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.
Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.