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  1. ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE: Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others. We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive. JOB DESCRIPTION: Berry College is seeking a new colleague (tenure-track Assistant Professor) in Biology to play an integral role in the development of the new Wildlife/Ecology/Conservation concentration within the Biology major. The surrounding area provides extended opportunities, including the confluence of three rivers that serve as habitat for many rare and endemic species. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can utilize Berry College's expansive and biologically-rich campus to study ecophysiology and/or wildlife diseases of aquatic or terrestrial animals. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in vertebrate physiology with expertise in non-human vertebrates. Duties will include teaching introductory courses to life science majors, an upper division course in comparative animal physiology, and other upper division courses within the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will conduct research involving vertebrate animals and fully comply with all IACUC protocols. Faculty at Berry are expected to involve undergraduates in their research, serve as academic advisors, and contribute to the vitality of the campus and professional communities through their service. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field. Post-doctoral experience preferred. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Biology department emphasizes active learning and student engagement and seeks to improve recruitment and retention of students and colleagues from under-represented groups. Please visit our website at http://www.berry.edu/academics/science/ for more information about the department. Berry is a selective independent college of 2,100 students, located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts, and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's degrees in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds. Berry is a Chronicle of Higher Education 2018 "Great College to Work For." The college offers salary commensurate with qualifications and experience along with competitive benefits options with no employee costs for medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, including spouse and dependents at a reduced rate. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. All potential employees at Berry College are required to submit to a full national background check prior to hiring. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should provide a letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position, a CV, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a statement of experience with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and three names of references here. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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