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Assistant Professor, Biology
Date Posted 12/01/2020
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites candidates to apply for a full-time, non-tenure track, three-year term faculty position in the department of Biology, beginning in August 2021. This individual will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the University, including teaching undergraduate Biology courses and labs, such as General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing students; student advising; service on departmental committees; and engagement in research appropriate for undergraduates.  At Saint Mary’s, the standard teaching load is 22-24 credit hours per contract year, and this individual will be expected to teach this load. As per need of the department, the applicant may potentially teach a course in the individual’s subdiscipline. 

Essential Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a Physiology or Anatomy related program by August 17, 2021. Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate Biology is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to develop and teach Anatomy and Physiology I and II for Nursing students and have a broad Biology background that provides the foundation for teaching all three sections of our General Biology series.  The candidate will be expected to mentor students in research that culminates in a student thesis. The department seeks a colleague interested in collaboration.

Candidates are expected to support the Lasallian Catholic mission of the University to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. The Biology department at Saint Mary's provides students a hands-on learning environment that empowers students to chart their own path to a career. All majors in the Biology department conduct their own, authentic, ethical, independent research projects. Our faculty are experts in both biological research and undergraduate instruction, so students receive high-quality teaching, interaction with instructors, and research mentorship.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise in diverse scholarly and pedagogical approaches and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have the following credentials and experience: 

  • A doctoral or terminal degree in Physiology, Anatomy, or a related discipline.
  • Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate Biology.
  • Active engagement in research.
  • Desire and ability to mentor undergraduates, especially for senior theses.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, written statement of teaching philosophy, and written statement of research interest(s) with your application. Additional application materials include three letters of reference which can be emailed to lroberts@smumn.edu.
Application Review Date 01/25/2021
Starting Date
Contact Dr. Debra Martin
Contact Email dmartin@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 9 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
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