|Working Title||Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics|
|Full Time or Part Time?||Full Time|
|Commitment to Inclusive Excellence|
Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.
|Purpose of Position|
The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position starting Fall 2020. We welcome applications from candidates with research programs in molecular genetics relevant to human health. We are especially interested in candidates with a broad skill set in molecular techniques and cutting edge technologies that can complement our department’s existing expertise. Appointees will teach undergraduate courses, contribute to advising and mentoring, and run a successful research program involving undergraduate students.
Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and should incorporate innovative, inquiry-based, dynamic, active-learning methods into courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in our Cellular/Molecular/Genetics track curriculum, such as Genetics and Advanced Molecular Biology, as well as Microbiology for Health Professionals. Additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs, but may include Introductory Biology, Evolution, Scientific Writing, or other courses that the successful candidate is interested in developing. The successful candidate is expected to grow a productive research program that involves undergraduate students and to pursue external funding. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advising to students.
A Ph.D. in microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, biology, or other closely aligned fields of study; research experience in molecular genetics or microbiology with a health focus; a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To Apply: Submit to https://jobs.nku.edu 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion on use of evidence-based instructional practices in the classroom in past or future classes, 3) a description of current research and goals for future research, 4) a diversity and inclusion statement, including a description of commitment and/or experience working effectively with diverse populations, 5) a current curriculum vitae, 6) transcripts, and 7) contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2019.
Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
|Job Open Date||08/27/2019|
|Job Close Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Interest
- Diversity Statement