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Assistant Professor of Biology (Vertebrate Biologist)


Washburn University


Topeka, KS


United States

Last Date to Apply:

27 Oct 2017


Washburn University's Department of Biology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track
faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Biology (Vertebrate Biologist) beginning August 2018.
A completed Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment.
The Department of Biology is a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to
quality undergraduate education, offering majors in biology, environmental biology, biology
with secondary education specialization, and molecular biology & biotechnology.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Zoology, Biology, or related field. Preference given to candidates
who are broadly trained vertebrate biologists with demonstrated teaching excellence at the
university level. ABD candidates will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in our introductory
core course sequence (General Organismal Biology), an upper division Vertebrate Zoology
course, develop course(s) in their area of expertise, and be capable of teaching Introductory
Biology courses. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program
that involves mentoring undergraduate students. The candidate is also expected to advise
students, engage in departmental activities and events, and actively participate in service
activities and committee work throughout the university.

Screening of applications begins October 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please send electronically (as a single PDF File) the following: cover letter, current CV,
teaching & research philosophy statements, undergrad/grad transcripts, and contact information
for 3 current professional references to bio-search@washburn.edu (use VERTEBRATE in the
email Subject Line). Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. John Mullican, Chair
of Biology. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to
hire. Washburn University is an EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.