The biology department at Salem State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in genetics to begin September 2019. Teaching responsibilities will include a required sophomore-level genetics course for majors, a non-majors course in human genetics, introductory biology for health science majors, and other courses, including a potential new upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise as needed by the department. The ideal candidate will have expertise in human genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics.
Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. We have a new campus-wide Diversity, Power Dynamics, and Social Justice undergraduate education course requirement effective Fall 2018. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, diversity, social justice, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture. Salem State is fully committed to increasing the cultural diversity of the faculty as espoused in our Institutional Diversity Statement (https://www.salemstate.edu/salem-state-difference/mission-vision-and-strategic-plan/institutional-diversity-statement). Faculty scholarship in our department includes research with Salem State undergraduates through directed study and summer research internships, course-based student research experiences, and collaborations with other institutions, among other activities. We seek a colleague who shares our values and wants to be part of our university and department community.
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours (approximately 4 lecture or lab sections) per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
An earned doctorate in biological sciences. ABD will be considered if a dissertation defense has been scheduled and will be completed by June 1, 2019; experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; demonstrated experience teaching a diverse student body as an instructor of record; and relevant expertise in genetics as demonstrated through documented research and/or teaching experience
Teaching and/or research experience in human genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics; experience supervising biological or pedagogical research with undergraduate students; record of published research in human genetics, genomics or bioinformatics; and demonstrated experience and record of implementing diversity and social justice principles within approach to teaching.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, transcripts, and one-page teaching philosophy statement. Completed application materials submitted by November 9, 2018 will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.