Faculty Posting Details Appointment: Department of Biology, 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position; begins Fall 2021
Responsibilities: The Department of Biology at the University of Puget Sound, a predominantly undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, seeks to recruit a visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year. Excellence in teaching is highly valued at Puget Sound and we expect the incumbent to show promise and enthusiasm to become a skilled teacher. In Fall 2021, the successful individual will teach an upper level Molecular Biology course (BIOL404) with two lab sections, as well as one lab section of an introductory Biology course (BIOL111). In Spring 2022, they will teach an upper division elective course with two labs such as Developmental Biology (BIOL375) or other course that covers advanced topics in cell and molecular biology. In both upper-division courses the instructor has discretion about content and focus of the material covered. For BIOL111, the instructor will be a member of a team of faculty teaching the course with similar lab designs. We are particularly interested in individuals with proven expertise in wet-lab based molecular biology. We also hope that the individual in this position will join the department in actively working on inclusion issues in science education. While there is no expectation for research or mentoring, laboratory space and very modest funds are available if the incumbent is interested in doing research with undergraduates during their stay at Puget Sound.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or similar discipline (ABD considered).
Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than April 1, 2021 to ensure consideration. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.
Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
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Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
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