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The Southern Oregon University, (SOU) Division of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Biology program invites applications for a tenure track, 9 month, Evolutionary Biologist position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have teaching and research experience including, but not limited to, organismal field, vertebrate, and/or invertebrate biology. We seek an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research to teach an upper-division Evolution course, a core requirement of our major. Additional teaching will include an upper-division organismal course with a strong field component, participation in the introductory biology sequence, and the development of a general education course that explores evolutionary biology with non-science majors is encouraged.
We are particularly interested in candidates with the demonstrated ability to integrate field studies of whole organisms with molecular techniques. Southern Oregon University is located in the heart of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, one of the most ecologically diverse regions of North America. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program involving undergraduates that investigates questions relevant to the bioregion.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2020 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of October 11.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and fishing.
More than one year of successful higher education experience, including teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Demonstrated ability to integrate field studies of whole organisms with molecular techniques.
Demonstrated potential to establish an active research program involving undergraduates that investigates questions relevant to the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 8010
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.