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Assistant Professor of Biology - Aquatic Ecology
Date Posted 11/15/2019
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the department of Biology that will start in August of 2020.  This individual will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the university, including and alongside teaching undergraduate biology courses and labs including General Biology and upper division courses in aquatic ecology and fisheries; student advising; service on departmental and faculty committees; and engaging in research appropriate for undergraduates. Preference will be given to applicants that can also teach resource management and policy. 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, covering foundational and upper level areas of undergraduate biology lecture and lab courses, as well as appropriate courses in the Saint Mary's University integrated general education program. 

Essential Skills and Abilities
Applicants must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in Fisheries, Ecology, Biology, or a related field by August 17, 2020. Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate biology is required. Applicants must be able to integrate our unique environmental surroundings situated within the driftless area and the Upper Mississippi River watershed into teaching and scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to develop and teach upper-level elective course(s) in their area of expertise that complement those offered by the current biology faculty. The candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an active research program to mentor students in research that culminates in a student thesis. Candidates must be able 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 can expect high-quality teaching, direct interaction with instructors and quality research mentorship. 
 
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a broadly diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals whose work history includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities, are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those experienced in overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
  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 degree in Fisheries, Ecology, Biology or a related field.
  • Experience or evidence of potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate biology.
  • Active engagement in research amenable toward mentoring undergraduates and potential for leading to extramural funding and co-publication with students.  
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Letter of application, curriculum vitae, written statement of teaching philosophy, and written statement of research interests. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Laurie Robertson (lroberts@smumn.edu).
Application Review Date 12/01/2019
Starting Date 08/17/2020
Contact Dr. Moni Berg-Binder, Search Committee Chair
Contact Email mbergbin@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 9 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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