Wentworth Institute of Technology is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology to begin in September 2021. This position will fall within the Sciences program in the School of Sciences and Humanities. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 22, 2021 and continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Wentworth’s mission is to provide an experiential learning environment focused on training students for career success. That mission is reflected in our new Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences (BSAS) major. For more information about BSAS, please visit our website https://wit.edu/learning/school-sciences-humanities/sciences .
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The primary job responsibilities of faculty in the Sciences program are teaching and course development. Full time faculty are also expected to participate in scholarly work, service activities, and student advising. Scholarly contributions that involve undergraduate students are encouraged.
The successful candidate is expected to teach introductory level biology courses and advanced courses in Cell-Molecular Biology and Genetics. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to develop biology courses that are part of the BSAS curriculum.
Resources and instrumentation available in the biology labs include cell culture space (biosafety level 1 and 2), fluorescence and inverted microscopes, flow cytometer, PCR, gel imagers, plate readers, UV-Vis spectrometers, nucleic acid sequencer, and shared chemistry instrumentation space with GC-MS and LC-MS, NMR, FTIR.
Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All applicants are eligible for accessibility support and accommodation. To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit the website https://wit.edu/about/diversity .
This position may be classified as either an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences or a Life Sciences field by Fall 2021 2) Teaching experience at the college level
Preferred Qualifications: Specialization in Cell-Molecular biology or Genetics.
In your application include:
1) a cover letter that addresses this job description, provides examples of working with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff, and includes examples of your ability to complete tasks independently and collaboratively 2) a current CV or resume 3) a statement of your teaching philosophy that includes examples of your inclusive pedagogy 4) a statement about how you would contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus culture 5) Three professional references. Candidates will be notified before the University contacts their references.
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